37 (A)But let [a]your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

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  1. Matthew 5:37 Lit. your word be yes yes

37 But make sure your statement is, ‘[a]Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is [b]of (A)evil origin.

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  1. Matthew 5:37 I.e., a clear “yes” or “no”
  2. Matthew 5:37 Or from the evil one

37 But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’ [a firm yes or no]; anything more than that comes from the evil one.(A)

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37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’;(A) anything beyond this comes from the evil one.[a](B)

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  1. Matthew 5:37 Or from evil

37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

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

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

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

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

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

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  1. Proverbs 29:11 Lit. spirit

11 A (A)fool [a]always loses his temper,
But a (B)wise person holds it back.

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  1. Proverbs 29:11 Lit sends forth all his spirit

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

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

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

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

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  1. Proverbs 18:21 Lit hand

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.(A)

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

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

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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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