Beware Of Your Speech
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So the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest!
And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.
He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips.
But when they deliver you up, don't be anxious how or what you will say, for it will be given you in that hour what you will say.
It happened, as they were parting from him, that Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let's make three tents: one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah," not knowing what he said.
They watched him, and sent out spies, who pretended to be righteous, that they might trap him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the power and authority of the governor.
For in many things we all stumble. If anyone doesn't stumble in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.
I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
"He said to him, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant! You knew that I am an exacting man, taking up that which I didn't lay down, and reaping that which I didn't sow.