Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk(A) or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.(B)

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21 and said:

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
    and naked I will depart.[a](A)
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;(B)
    may the name of the Lord be praised.”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 1:21 Or will return there

Psalm 34[a][b]

Of David. When he pretended to be insane(A) before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left.

I will extol the Lord at all times;(B)
    his praise will always be on my lips.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 34:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Psalm 34:1 In Hebrew texts 34:1-22 is numbered 34:2-23.

17 And whatever you do,(A) whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks(B) to God the Father through him.

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15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice(A) of praise—the fruit of lips(B) that openly profess his name.

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