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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11 (A)Do not speak evil against one another, brothers.[a] The one who speaks against a brother or (B)judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12 There is only (C)one lawgiver and (D)judge, he who is able to save and (E)to destroy. But (F)who are you to judge your neighbor?

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Footnotes

  1. James 4:11 Or brothers and sisters

Do not grumble against one another, brothers, (A)so that you may not be judged; behold, (B)the Judge is standing (C)at the door.

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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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19 (A)When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
    (B)but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

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13 Whoever (A)goes about slandering reveals secrets,
    but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

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28 (A)A dishonest man spreads strife,
    and (B)a whisperer (C)separates close friends.

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A fool's lips walk into a fight,
    and his mouth invites (A)a beating.
(B)A fool's mouth is his ruin,
    and his lips are a snare to his soul.

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16 There are (A)six things that the Lord hates,
    (B)seven that are an abomination to him:
17 (C)haughty eyes, (D)a lying tongue,
    and (E)hands that shed innocent blood,
18 (F)a heart that devises wicked plans,
    (G)feet that make haste to run to evil,
19 (H)a false witness who (I)breathes out lies,
    and one who (J)sows discord among brothers.

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