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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CommentaryClarke'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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'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 …
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Religion Pleasant to the Religious.
Draw Me, we Will Run after Thee to the Odor of Thine Ointments.
Fourth Sunday after Easter Second Sermon.
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.
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."
Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
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