The Elders’ Task

10 For there are many insubordinate, both idle (A)talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

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10 (A)For there are many (B)rebellious people, (C)empty talkers and deceivers, especially (D)those of the circumcision,

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10 For there are many rebellious men who are empty talkers [just windbags] and deceivers; especially those of the circumcision [those Jews who insist that Gentile believers must be circumcised and keep the Law in order to be saved].

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Rebuking Those Who Fail to Do Good

10 For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk(A) and deception, especially those of the circumcision group.(B)

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10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

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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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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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Footnotes

  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

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

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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

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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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.”(A)

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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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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