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

New Living Translation
Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!

English Standard Version
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

Berean Study Bible
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech.

New American Standard Bible
Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech.

Contemporary English Version
Then don't say cruel things and don't tell lies.

Good News Translation
Then keep from speaking evil and from telling lies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech.

International Standard Version
Then keep your tongue from doing evil and your lips from spreading lies.

NET Bible
Then make sure you don't speak evil words or use deceptive speech!

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips will not speak deceit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Keep your tongue from saying evil things and your lips from speaking deceitful things.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking guile.

New American Standard 1977
Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Mem Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

King James 2000 Bible
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.

American King James Version
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking guile.

American Standard Version
Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking guile.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Douay-Rheims 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;

English Revised Version
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Webster's 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.
Study Bible
Taste and See that the LORD is Good
12Who is the man who delights in life, who desires to see good days? 13Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech. 14Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.…
Cross References
James 1:26
If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not bridle his tongue, he deceives his heart and his 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 his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.

Psalm 39:1
I said, "I will watch my ways so that I will not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle as long as the wicked are present."

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

Proverbs 13:3
He who guards his mouth protects his life, but the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.

Treasury of Scripture

Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking guile.

Keep

Psalm 39:1
To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David. 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 bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things…

speaking

Psalm 55:11
Wickedness is in the midst 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 speaketh lies shall perish.







Lexicon
Keep
נְצֹ֣ר (nə·ṣōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5341: To watch, guard, keep

your tongue
לְשׁוֹנְךָ֣ (lə·šō·wn·ḵā)
Noun - common singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3956: The tongue

from evil
מֵרָ֑ע (mê·rā‘)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

and your lips
וּ֝שְׂפָתֶ֗יךָ (ū·śə·p̄ā·ṯe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

from deceitful
מִרְמָֽה׃ (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4820: Deceit, treachery

speech.
מִדַּבֵּ֥ר (mid·dab·bêr)
Preposition-m | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue
Verse 13. - Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. If the end be happiness, the means will be right moral conduct; and, first of all, right government of the tongue. Sins of the tongue are numerous, and abundantly noted in the Psalms (Psalm 5:9; Psalm 10:7; Psalm 12:3; Psalm 15:3; Psalm 50:19; Psalm 57:4; Psalm 73:8, 9, etc.). They are more difficult to avoid than any others; they cling closer to us; they are scarcely ever wholly laid aside. "If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body" (James 3:2). The meek Moses "spake unadvisedly with his lips" (Psalm 106:33). Job "darkened counsel by words without knowledge "(Job 38:2). St. Peter's words on one occasion drew upon him the rebuke, "Get thee behind me, Satan" (Matthew 16:23). 34:11-22 Let young persons set out in life with learning the fear of the Lord, if they desire true comfort here, and eternal happiness hereafter. Those will be most happy who begin the soonest to serve so good a Master. All aim to be happy. Surely this must look further than the present world; for man's life on earth consists but of few days, and those full of trouble. What man is he that would see the good of that where all bliss is perfect? Alas! few have this good in their thoughts. That religion promises best which creates watchfulness over the heart and over the tongue. It is not enough not to do hurt, we must study to be useful, and to live to some purpose; we must seek peace and pursue it; be willing to deny ourselves a great deal for peace' sake. It is the constant practice of real believers, when in distress, to cry unto God, and it is their constant comfort that he hears them. The righteous are humbled for sin, and are low in their own eyes. Nothing is more needful to true godliness than a contrite heart, broken off from every self-confidence. In this soil every grace will flourish, and nothing can encourage such a one but the free, rich grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The righteous are taken under the special protection of the Lord, yet they have their share of crosses in this world, and there are those that hate them. Both from the mercy of Heaven, and the malice of hell, the afflictions of the righteous must be many. But whatever troubles befal them, shall not hurt their souls, for God keeps them from sinning in troubles. No man is desolate, but he whom God has forsaken.
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