Psalm 141:3 {140:3}
Good News Translation
LORD, place a guard at my mouth, a sentry at the door of my lips.

Contemporary English Version
Help me to guard my words whenever I say something.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth: and a door round about my lips.

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Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth: and a door round about my lips.

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Psalm 17:3-5 Thou hast proved my heart, and visited it by night, thou hast tried me by fire: and iniquity hath not been found in me. . . .

Psalm 39:1 Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David. [2] I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against me.

Psalm 71:8 Let my mouth be filled with praise, that I may sing thy glory; thy greatness all the day long.

Micah 7:5 Believe not a friend, and trust not in a prince: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that sleepeth in thy bosom.

James 1:26 And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

James 3:2 For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

Context
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2Let my prayer be directed as incense in thy sight; the lifting up of my hands, as evening sacrifice. 3Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth: and a door round about my lips.4Incline not my heart to evil words; to make excuses in sins. With men that work iniquity: and I will not communicate with the choicest of them.…
Cross References
James 1:26
And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

1 Samuel 21:2
And David said to Achimelech, the priest: The king hath commanded me a business, and said: Let no man know the thing for which thou art sent by me, and what manner of commands I have given thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.

Psalm 34:13
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Psalm 39:1
Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David. [2] I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against me.

Proverbs 13:3
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.

Proverbs 21:23
He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from distress.

Micah 7:5
Believe not a friend, and trust not in a prince: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that sleepeth in thy bosom.

Additional Translations
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Set a watch, O Jehovah, before my mouth; Keep the door of my lips.

Set a watch, O Lord, on my mouth, and a strong door about by lips.

Set a watch, O Jehovah, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips.

Set, O Jehovah, a watch for my mouth, Watch Thou over the door of my lips.
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