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{To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.} I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

My mouth, etc

General references

Bible References

I said

Psalm 119:9
ב BetHow can a young man keep his way pure?
By keeping Your word.
1 Kings 2:4
and so that the Lord will carry out His promise that He made to me: ‘If your sons are careful to walk faithfully before Me with their whole mind and heart, you will never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’
2 Kings 10:31
Yet Jehu was not careful to follow the instruction of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart. He did not turn from the sins that Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit.
Proverbs 4:26
Carefully consider the path for your feet,
and all your ways will be established.
Hebrews 2:1
We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away.

That i

Psalm 12:4
They say, “Through our tongues we have power;
our lips are our own—who can be our master?”
Psalm 73:8
They mock, and they speak maliciously;
they arrogantly threaten oppression.
Psalm 141:3
Lord, set up a guard for my mouth;
keep watch at the door of my lips.
Proverbs 18:21
Life and death are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 21:23
The one who guards his mouth and tongue
keeps himself out of trouble.

My mouth, etc

James 1:26
If anyone thinks he is religious without controlling his tongue, then his religion is useless and he deceives himself.
James 3:2
for we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man who is also able to control his whole body.


Amos 5:13
Therefore, the wise person will keep silent
at such a time,
for the days are evil.
Micah 7:5
Do not rely on a friend;
don’t trust in a close companion.
Seal your mouth
from the woman who lies in your arms.
Colossians 4:5
Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time.

General references

Proverbs 13:3
The one who guards his mouth protects his life;
the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.
Isaiah 36:21
But they kept silent; they didn’t say anything, for the king’s command was, “Don’t answer him.”
James 3:3
Now when we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we also guide the whole animal.

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