We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to control his whole body.
Cross References2 Chronicles 6:36
When they sin against You--for there is no one who does not sin--and You become angry with them and deliver them to an enemy who takes them as captives to a land far or near,
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."
When words are many, sin is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.
He who guards his mouth protects his life, but the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.
He who guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from distress.
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.
Allow perseverance to finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not bridle his tongue, he deceives his heart and his religion is worthless.
Whoever keeps the whole Law but stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
1 John 1:8
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
Chapter Outline1. We are not rashly or arrogantly to reprove others;
5. but rather to bridle the tongue, a little member,
9. but a powerful instrument of much good, and great harm.
13. The truly wise are mild and peaceable, without envy and strife.
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1 Kings 8:46
2 Chronicles 6:36
1 John 1:8-10
James 3:5, 6
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1 Peter 3:10
1 Peter 5:10
1 Corinthians 9:27
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