New Living Translation
And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.
King James Bible
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
But I say unto you, that every idle word which men shall say, they shall render an account of it in judgment-day:
World English Bible
I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
Young's Literal Translation
'And I say to you, that every idle word that men may speak, they shall give for it a reckoning in a day of judgment;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:36 Ye may perhaps think, God does not so much regard your words. But I say to you - That not for blasphemous and profane words only, but for every idle word which men shall speak - For want of seriousness or caution; for every discourse which is not conducive to the glory of God, they shall give account in the day of judgment.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xii. 33, "Either Make the Tree Good, and Its Fruit Good," Etc.
1. The Lord Jesus hath admonished us, that we be good trees, and that so we may be able to bear good fruits. For He saith, "Either make the tree good, and his fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt, for the tree is known by his fruit."  When He says, "Make the tree good, and his fruit good;" this of course is not an admonition, but a wholesome precept, to which obedience is necessary. But when He saith, "Make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt;" this is not a …
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I tell you the truth, the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah will be better off than such a town on the judgment day.
I tell you, Tyre and Sidon will be better off on judgment day than you.
The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you."
Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God.
And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.
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