New International Version
For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.
King James Bible
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:
Darby Bible Translation
For he that will love life and see good days, let him cause his tongue to cease from evil and his lips that they speak no guile.
World English Bible
For, "He who would love life, and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.
Young's Literal Translation
for 'he who is willing to love life, and to see good days, let him guard his tongue from evil, and his lips -- not to speak guile;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For he that will love life - This is a quotation from Psalm 34:12-16, as it stands in the Septuagint; only the aorist of the imperative is changed from the second into the third person, etc. He who wishes to live long and prosperously, must act as he is here directed.
1. He must refrain from evil-speaking, lying, and slandering.
2. He must avoid flattery and fair speeches, which cover hypocritical or wicked intentions.
3. He must avoid evil, keep going away εκκλινατω, from evil.
4. He must do good; he must walk in the way of righteousness.
5. He must live peaceably with all men; seek peace where it has been lost; restore it where it has been broken; and pursue it where it seems to be flying away.
He who lives thus must live happy in himself. And as excess in action and passion always tends to the shortening of life, and nothing preys on the constitution more than disorderly passions, he must live not only happiest but longest who avoids them. It is an edifying story that is told in the book Mussar, chap. 1., quoted by Rosenmuller: "A certain person, travelling through the city, continued to call out, Who wants the elixir of life? The daughter of Rabbi Joda heard him, and told her father. He said, Call the man in. When he came in, the rabbi said, What is that elixir of life thou sellest? He answered, Is it not written, What man is he that loveth life, and desireth to see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking guile? This is the elixir of life, and is found in the mouth of man."
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Eversley, 1867. Westminster, Sept. 27, 1872. 1 Peter iii. 8-12. "Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 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: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek …
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Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days,
keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.
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