Parallel Verses

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."

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.

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 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.”
2 I was dumb with silence; I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.



Cross References

1 Kings 2:4

that the LORD may confirm the word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If thy sons take heed to their way, walking before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.

2 Kings 10:31

But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart; neither did he depart from the sins of Jeroboam, who had caused Israel to sin.

1 Chronicles 16:41

and with them Heman and Jeduthun and the rest that were chosen expressly by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy is eternal.

Job 2:10

But he said unto her, Thou hast spoken as any of the foolish women speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God and shall we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Psalm 62:1

Only in God does my soul rest; from him comes my saving health.

Psalm 119:9

BETH. With what shall a young man cleanse his way? when he shall keep thy word.

Psalm 141:3

Set a watch, O LORD, upon my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

1 Chronicles 25:1-6

Moreover David and the captains of the host separated unto the ministry the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals; and the number of men that were suitable for the work of their respective ministry was,

Psalm 12:4

Who have said, With our tongue we will prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

Psalm 34:13

Mem Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Psalm 73:8-9

They are lawless and speak wickedly of doing violence; they speak loftily.

Psalm 77:1

I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

Proverbs 4:26-27

Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those that love it shall eat its fruit.

Proverbs 21:23

Whosoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Amos 5:13

Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time, for it is an evil time.

Micah 7:5-6

Do not believe in a friend, do not trust in a prince; from her that lies at thy side, take care, open not thy mouth.

Colossians 4:5

Walk in wisdom towards outsiders, winning the occasion.

Hebrews 2:1

Therefore, it is necessary that we with more diligence keep the things which we have heard, so that we do not fall.

James 1:26

If anyone among you thinks to be religious and does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his own heart, his religion is vain.

James 3:2-8

For we all offend in many things. If any man offends not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to govern the whole body with restraint.

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