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My dearly loved brothers, understand this: Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger,
The one who guards his mouth protects his life;
the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.
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.”
Who is wise and has understanding among you? He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom’s gentleness.
A gentle answer turns away anger,
but a harsh word stirs up wrath.
Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.
Lord, set up a guard for my mouth;
keep watch at the door of my lips.
No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.
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