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"Yes, I know that it is so, but how can a mortal be righteous before God?
Can a mortal be more righteous than God, or a man more pure than his Maker?
Job 32:1, 2
So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. . . .
If you, O LORD, kept track of iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous before You.
But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
So He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is prized among men is detestable before God.
Job 15:5, 6
For your iniquity instructs your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty. . . .
Job speaks without knowledge; his words lack insight.'
So Job opens his mouth in vain and multiplies words without knowledge."
When words are many, sin is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.
Then I said, "Woe is me, for I am ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips dwelling among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of Hosts."
Matthew 12:36, 37
But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. . . .
We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to control his whole body.
I am perfect
There once was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. And this man was blameless and upright, fearing God and shunning evil.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. . . .
Surely you have spoken in my hearing, and I have heard these very words: . . .
The one with a perverse heart finds no good, and he whose tongue is deceitful will fall into trouble.
1 Timothy 6:5
and constant friction between men of depraved mind who are devoid of the truth. These men regard godliness as a means of gain.
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