Psalm 34:13
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New International Version
keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.

King James Bible
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Darby Bible Translation
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile;

World English Bible
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking lies.

Young's Literal Translation
Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking deceit.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

What man is he that desireth life - He who wishes to live long and to live happily, let him act according to the following directions. For a comment upon this and the four ensuing verses, see the notes on 1 Peter 3:10-12 (note).

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Psalm 39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

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

Matthew 12:35-37 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things...

James 1:19,26 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath...

James 3:2,5-10 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body...

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Psalm 55:11 Wickedness is in the middle thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

Proverbs 12:7,19,22 The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand...

Proverbs 19:9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish.

Isaiah 63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Savior.

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;

1 Peter 2:1,22 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings...

Revelation 14:4,5 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb wherever he goes...

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Struggling and Seeking
'The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.'--PSALM xxxiv. 10. If we may trust the superscription of this psalm, it was written by David at one of the very darkest days of his wanderings, probably in the Cave of Adullam, where he had gathered around him a band of outlaws, and was living, to all appearance, a life uncommonly like that of a brigand chief, in the hills. One might have pardoned him if, at such a moment, some cloud of doubt or
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Religion Pleasant to the Religious.
"O taste and see how gracious the Lord is; blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."--Psalm xxxiv. 8. You see by these words what love Almighty God has towards us, and what claims He has upon our love. He is the Most High, and All-Holy. He inhabiteth eternity: we are but worms compared with Him. He would not be less happy though He had never created us; He would not be less happy though we were all blotted out again from creation. But He is the God of love; He brought us all into existence,
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Draw Me, we Will Run after Thee to the Odor of Thine Ointments.
This young lover prays the Bridegroom to draw her by the centre of her soul, as if she were not satisfied with the sweetness of the balsam poured forth among her powers; for she already comprehends, through the grace of the Bridegroom, who continually draws her with more and more force, that there is an enjoyment of Himself more noble and more intimate than that which she at present shares. This is what gives rise to her present request. Draw me, says she, into the most interior chambers of my soul,
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon

Fourth Sunday after Easter Second Sermon.
Text: James 1, 16-21. 16 Be not deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning. 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. 19 Ye know this, my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Cross References
James 1:26
Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

1 Peter 2:22
"He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."

1 Peter 3:10
For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.

Psalm 39:1
For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David. I said, "I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked."

Psalm 141:3
Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.

Proverbs 13:3
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

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