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Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,
For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.
His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.
Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, From the tumult of those who do iniquity,
So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!
Do not speak against one another, brethren He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,
"THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING," "THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS";
Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.
My enemies speak evil against me, "When will he die, and his name perish?"
Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.
Even though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
In my trouble I cried to the LORD, And He answered me.