who (A)does not slander with his tongue
    and does no evil to his neighbor,
    nor (B)takes up a reproach against his friend;

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What Is the Measure of My Days?

To the choirmaster: to (A)Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

39 I said, “I will (B)guard my ways,
    that I (C)may not sin with my tongue;
I will (D)guard my mouth with a muzzle,
    so long as the wicked are in my presence.”

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(A)Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
    (B)keep watch over the door of my lips!

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(A)Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
    (B)he who opens wide his lips (C)comes to ruin.

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23 (A)Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue
    (B)keeps himself out of (C)trouble.

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26 If anyone thinks he is religious (A)and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's (B)religion is worthless.

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For (A)we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, (B)he is a perfect man, (C)able also to bridle his whole body.

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A Living Stone and a Holy People

(A)So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

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22 (A)He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.

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