James 1:26
Good News Translation
Do any of you think you are religious? If you do not control your tongue, your religion is worthless and you deceive yourself.

Contemporary English Version
If you think you are being religious, but can't control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is useless.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

seem.

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth just to a man: but the ends thereof lead to death.

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth to a man right: and the ends thereof lead to death.

Luke 8:18 Take heed therefore how you hear. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given: and whosoever hath not, that also which he thinketh he hath shall be taken away from him.

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Galatians 2:6,9 But of them who seemed to be some thing, (what they were some time it is nothing to me, God accepteth not the person of man): for to me they that seemed to be some thing added nothing. . . .

Galatians 6:3 For if any man think himself to be some thing, whereas he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

bridleth.

James 1:19 You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger.

James 3:2-6 For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body. . . .

Psalm 32:9 Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.

Psalm 34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Psalm 39:1,2 Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David. [2] I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against me. . . .

Psalm 141:3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth: and a door round about my lips.

Proverbs 10:19,31 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth. . . .

Proverbs 13:2,3 Of the fruit of his own month shall a man be filled with good things: but the soul of transgressors is wicked. . . .

Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise adorneth knowledge: but the mouth of fools bubbleth out folly.

Proverbs 16:10 Divination is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not err in judgment.

Proverbs 19:1 Better is the poor man, that walketh in his simplicity, than a rich man that is perverse in his lips and unwise.

Proverbs 21:26 He longeth and desireth all the day: but he that is just, will give, and will not cease.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth: but that which is good, to the edification of faith: that it may administer grace to the hearers.

Ephesians 5:4 Or obscenity or foolish talking or scurrility, which is to no purpose: but rather giving of thanks.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always in grace seasoned with salt: that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.

but.

James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Deuteronomy 11:16 Beware lest perhaps your heart be deceived, and you depart from the Lord, and serve strange gods, and adore them:

Isaiah 44:20 Part thereof is ashes: his foolish heart adoreth it, and he will not save his soul, nor say: Perhaps there is a lie in my right hand.

Galatians 6:3 For if any man think himself to be some thing, whereas he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

this.

James 2:20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Isaiah 1:13 Offer sacrifice no more in vain: incense is an abomination to me. The new moons, and the sabbaths and other festivals I will not abide, your assemblies are wicked.

Malachi 3:14 And you have said: What have we spoken against thee? You have said: He laboureth in vain that serveth God, and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinances, and that we have walked sorrowful before the Lord of hosts?

Matthew 15:9 And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and commandments of men.

Mark 7:7 And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and precepts of men.

1 Corinthians 15:2,15 By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain. . . .

Galatians 3:4 Have you suffered so great things in vain? If it be yet in vain.

Context
Hearing and Doing
25But he that hath looked into the perfect law of liberty and hath continued therein, not becoming a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work: this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain. 27Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation and to keep one's self unspotted from this world.…
Cross References
Psalm 34:13
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Psalm 39:1
Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David. [2] I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against me.

Psalm 141:3
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth: and a door round about my lips.

Luke 8:18
Take heed therefore how you hear. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given: and whosoever hath not, that also which he thinketh he hath shall be taken away from him.

James 3:2
For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

Additional Translations
If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not bridle his tongue, he deceives his heart and his religion is worthless.

If anyone seems to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, the religion of this one is worthless.

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

If any man thinketh himself to be religious, while he bridleth not his tongue but deceiveth his heart, this man's religion is vain.

If any one think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, this man's religion is vain.

If any man thinketh himself to be religious, while he bridleth not his tongue but deceiveth his heart, this man's religion is vain.

If any man among you seemeth to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

If a man thinks that he is scrupulously religious, although he is not curbing his tongue but is deceiving himself, his religious service is worthless.

If anyone among you thinks himself to be religious while he doesn't bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man's religion is worthless.

If any one doth think to be religious among you, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, of this one vain is the religion;
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