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The Emphasized Bible

I said, to myself, I will take heed to my ways, That I sin not with my tongue, - I will put on my mouth a muzzle, So long as the lawless is before me.

New American Standard Bible

For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
I said, “I will guard my ways
That I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle
While the wicked are in my presence.”

King James Version

{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.

Holman Bible

For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Davidic psalm.I said, “I will guard my ways
so that I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth with a muzzle
as long as the wicked are in my presence.”

International Standard Version

I told myself, "I will keep watch over my tongue to keep from sinning. I will muzzle my mouth when the wicked are around."

A Conservative Version

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 man is before me.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

I said, “I will guard my ways
That I may not sin with my tongue;
I will muzzle my mouth
While the wicked are in my presence.”

Bible in Basic English

I said, I will give attention to my ways, so that my tongue may do no wrong; I will keep my mouth under control, while the sinner is before me.

Darby Translation

{To the chief Musician, 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 muzzle, while the wicked is before me.

Julia Smith Translation

To the overseer, to Jeduthun: chanting of David. I said, I will watch my way from sinning with my tongue: I will watch for my mouth with a muzzle while yet the unjust one is before me.

King James 2000

[To the Chief Musician. 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 are before me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I said, "I will guard my ways {that I may not sin} with my tongue. I will keep a muzzle over my mouth as long as [the] wicked [are] before me."

Modern King James verseion

To the Chief Musician, to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, I will take heed to my ways so that I do not sin with my tongue; I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked are before me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{To the Chanter, for praising, a Psalm of David} I said, "I will take heed to my ways, that I offend not in my tongue. I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle, while the ungodly is in my sight."

NET Bible

For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David. I decided, "I will watch what I say and make sure I do not sin with my tongue. I will put a muzzle over my mouth while in the presence of an evil man."

New Heart English Bible

I said, "I will watch my ways, so that I do not sin with my tongue. I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me."

Webster

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.

World English Bible

I said, "I will watch my ways, so that I don't sin with my tongue. I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me."

Youngs Literal Translation

To the Overseer, to Jeduthun. -- A Psalm of David. I have said, 'I observe my ways, Against sinning with my tongue, I keep for my mouth a curb, while the wicked is before me.'

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

Prayer Of A Suffering Sinner

1 I said, to myself, I will take heed to my ways, That I sin not with my tongue, - I will put on my mouth a muzzle, So long as the lawless is before me. 2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, afar from happiness, But, my pain had been stirred:



Cross References

1 Kings 2:4

to the end that Yahweh may establish his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy sons will take heed to their way, by walking before me, in truth, with all their heart, and with all their soul, (then, said he) there shall not be cut off to thee a man, from off the throne of Israel.

2 Kings 10:31

But, Jehu, took not heed to walk in the law of Yahweh God of Israel, with all his heart, - he turned not away from the sins of Jeroboam, which he caused, Israel, to commit.

1 Chronicles 16:41

and, with them, Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest of the chosen ones, who were distinguished by name, - to give thanks unto Yahweh, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness!

Job 2:10

And he said unto her, As one of the base women speaketh, speakest thou? Blessing, shall we accept from God, and, misfortune, shall we not accept? In all this, Job sinned not with his lips.

Psalm 62:1

Surely, towards God, silence becometh my soul, From him, is my salvation:

Psalm 119:9

[BETH] Wherewithal can a young man keep pure his way? By taking heed, according to thy word.

Psalm 141:3

Set thou, O Yahweh, a watch at my mouth, Keep thou guard over the door of my lips.

1 Chronicles 25:1-6

And David and the captains of the host set apart for service, unto the sons of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, such as should prophesy, with lyres, with harps, and with cymbals, - and, the number of the workers, for their service, was:

Psalm 12:4

Them who say - With our tongue, will we prevail, our lips, are our own, who is our master?

Psalm 34:13

Keep thy tongue from wickedness, And thy lips from speaking deceit:

Psalm 73:8-9

They mock, and wickedly command oppression, From on high, they command;

Psalm 77:1

With my voice - unto God, will I make outcry, With my voice unto God, and he will give ear unto me;

Proverbs 4:26-27

Make level the track of thy foot, that, all thy ways, may be directed aright:

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life, are in the power of the tongue, and, its friends, shall eat its fruits.

Proverbs 21:23

He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth, out of distresses, his soul.

Amos 5:13

Therefore, the prudent man, at that time, will be dumb, - Because an evil time, it is!

Micah 7:5-6

Do not trust in a friend, do not put confidence in an associate, - from her that lieth in thy bosom, keep thou the doors of thy mouth;

Colossians 4:5

In wisdom, be walking towards them who are without, - the opportunity, buying out for yourselves,

Hebrews 2:1

For this cause, it behoveth us, with unwonted firmness, to be holding fast unto the things that have been heard, lest, at any time, we drift away.

James 1:26

If any thinketh he is observant of religion, not curbing his own tongue, but deceiving his own heart, this one's, religious observance is, vain:

James 3:2-8

For, oft, are we stumbling, one and all: If anyone, in word, doth not stumble, the same, is a mature man, able to curb even the whole body.

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