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James 3:6-8 New King James Version (NKJV)

And the tongue is a fire, a world of [a]iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of [b]nature; and it is set on fire by [c]hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Footnotes:

  1. James 3:6 unrighteousness
  2. James 3:6 existence
  3. James 3:6 Gr. Gehenna
New King James Version (NKJV)

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James 3:6-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our [a]life, and is set on fire by [b]hell. For every [c]species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human [d]race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.

Footnotes:

  1. James 3:6 Or existence, origin
  2. James 3:6 Gr Gehenna
  3. James 3:7 Lit nature
  4. James 3:7 Lit nature
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James 3:6-8 Amplified Bible (AMP)

And the tongue is [in a sense] a fire, the very world of injustice and unrighteousness; the tongue is set among our members as that which contaminates the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life [the cycle of man’s existence], and is itself set on fire by [a]hell (Gehenna). For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and sea creatures, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the human tongue; it is a restless evil [undisciplined, unstable], full of deadly poison.

Footnotes:

  1. James 3:6 See note Matt 5:22.
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James 3:6-8 New International Version (NIV)

The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

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James 3:6-8 King James Version (KJV)

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:

But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Proverbs 17:28 New King James Version (NKJV)

28 Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace;
When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.

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Proverbs 17:28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

28 Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;
When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.

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Proverbs 17:28 Amplified Bible (AMP)

28 
Even a [callous, arrogant] fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;
When he closes his lips he is regarded as sensible (prudent, discreet) and a man of understanding.

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Proverbs 17:28 New International Version (NIV)

28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
    and discerning if they hold their tongues.

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Proverbs 17:28 King James Version (KJV)

28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs 29:11 New King James Version (NKJV)

11 A fool vents all his feelings,[a]
But a wise man holds them back.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 29:11 Lit. spirit
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Proverbs 29:11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 A fool [a]always loses his temper,
But a wise man holds it back.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 29:11 Lit sends forth all his spirit
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Proverbs 29:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)

11 
A [shortsighted] fool always loses his temper and displays his anger,
But a wise man [uses self-control and] holds it back.

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Proverbs 29:11 New International Version (NIV)

11 Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.

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Proverbs 29:11 King James Version (KJV)

11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

Proverbs 18:21 New King James Version (NKJV)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

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Proverbs 18:21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

21 Death and life are in the [a]power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 18:21 Lit hand
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Proverbs 18:21 Amplified Bible (AMP)

21 
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.

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Proverbs 18:21 New International Version (NIV)

21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
    and those who love it will eat its fruit.

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Proverbs 18:21 King James Version (KJV)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Matthew 12:36-37 New King James Version (NKJV)

36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

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Matthew 12:36-37 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

36 But I tell you that every [a]careless word that people [b]speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. 37 For [c]by your words you will be justified, and [d]by your words you will be condemned.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 12:36 Or useless
  2. Matthew 12:36 Lit will speak
  3. Matthew 12:37 Or in accordance with
  4. Matthew 12:37 Or in accordance with
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Matthew 12:36-37 Amplified Bible (AMP)

36 But I tell you, on the day of judgment people will have to give an accounting for every careless or useless word they speak. 37 For by your words [reflecting your spiritual condition] you will be justified and acquitted of the guilt of sin; and by your words [rejecting Me] you will be condemned and sentenced.”

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Matthew 12:36-37 New International Version (NIV)

36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

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Matthew 12:36-37 King James Version (KJV)

36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

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