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Matt 12:36–37

12:36, 37 Jesus indicates that words, even carelessly spoken words, are eternally important. In the Bible verbal sins such as lies, gossip, or insults are condemned as severely as adultery and murder (5:22, 37; 2 Cor. 12:20; 1 Tim. 1:10; James 3:6; Rev. 21:8).