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Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you--
King James Bible
Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:
American Standard Version
Also take not heed unto all words that are spoken, lest thou hear thy servant curse thee;
Young's Literal Translation
Also to all the words that they speak give not thy heart, that thou hear not thy servant reviling thee.
Ecclesiastes 7:21 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken - This is good advice, and much for every man's peace through life.
Thy servant curse thee - מקללך mekallelecha, make light of thee, speak evil of thee.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
take no heed
2 Samuel 19:19 And said to the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity to me...
2 Samuel 16:10 And the king said, What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD has said to him, Curse David...
Isaiah 29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate...
1 Corinthians 13:5-7 Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil...
Ecclesiastes 7:21 Parallel CommentariesAttention Curse Curses Cursing Ear Fear Hear Hearing Heart Heed Pay Reviling Seriously Servant Speak Word WordsAttention Curse Curses Cursing Ear Fear Hear Hearing Heart Heed Pay Reviling Seriously Servant Speak Word WordsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Proverbs 30:10 "Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.
Ecclesiastes 7:22 for you know in your heart that many times you yourself have cursed others.