18 (A)There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise promotes health.

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The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly,
(A)But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.

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26 If anyone [a]among you thinks he is religious, and (A)does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.

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Footnotes

  1. James 1:26 NU omits among you