New International Version
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."
King James Bible
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Darby Bible Translation
for by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
World English Bible
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
Young's Literal Translation
for from thy words thou shalt be declared righteous, and from thy words thou shalt be declared unrighteous.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By thy words thou shalt be justified - That is, the whole tenor of thy conversation will be an evidence for or against thee, in the great day. How many are there who count words for nothing! and yet eternity often depends on them. Lord, put a watch before the door of my lips! is a prayer proper for all men.
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'But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man doth not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub, the prince of the demons.'--MATT. xii. 24. Mark's Gospel tells us that this astonishing explanation of Christ and His work was due to the ingenious malice of an ecclesiastical deputation, sent down from Jerusalem to prevent the simple folk in Galilee from being led away by this new Teacher. They must have been very hard put to it to explain undeniable but unwelcome facts, when they hazarded such a preposterous …
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The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.
Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you."
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