Psalm 12:3
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New International Version
May the LORD silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue--

King James Bible
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah will cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh proud things,

World English Bible
May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts,

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah doth cut off all lips of flattery, A tongue speaking great things,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Proud things - גדלות gedoloth, great things; great swelling words, both in their promises and in their commendations.

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Job 32:22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

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Psalm 17:10 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.

Psalm 73:8,9 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily...

Exodus 15:9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied on them; I will draw my sword...

1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge...

1 Samuel 17:43,44 And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you come to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods...

2 Kings 19:23,24 By your messengers you have reproached the LORD, and have said...

Isaiah 10:10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

Ezekiel 28:2,9 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God...

Ezekiel 29:3 Speak, and say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt...

Daniel 4:30,31 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power...

Daniel 7:8,25 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn...

Malachi 3:13 Your words have been stout against me, said the LORD. Yet you say, What have we spoken so much against you?

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness...

Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling words...

Revelation 13:5 And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months.

proud. Heb. great

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

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The Pharisee and the Publican
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself; God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the Publican, standing afar off would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.-- Luke, xviii. 10-13. In the beginning
John Bunyan—The Pharisee And Publican

The Scriptures
Q-II: WHAT RULE HAS GOD GIVEN TO DIRECT US HOW WE MAY GLORIFY AND ENJOY HIM? A: The Word of God, which is contained in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him. 2 Tim 3:16. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,' By Scripture is understood the sacred Book of God. It is given by divine inspiration; that is, the Scripture is not the contrivance of man's brain, but is divine in its origin. The image of Diana was had in veneration
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
James 3:5
Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.

Revelation 13:5
The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.

Daniel 7:8
"While I was thinking about the horns, there before me was another horn, a little one, which came up among them; and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like the eyes of a human being and a mouth that spoke boastfully.

Hosea 7:16
They do not turn to the Most High; they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword because of their insolent words. For this they will be ridiculed in the land of Egypt.

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