New American Standard Bible
"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
King James Bible
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Darby Bible Translation
for by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
World English Bible
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
Young's Literal Translation
for from thy words thou shalt be declared righteous, and from thy words thou shalt be declared unrighteous.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
By thy words thou shalt be justified ... - That is, "words" are the indication of the true principles of the heart; by "words" the heart shall be known, as the tree is by its fruit. If they are true, proper, chaste, instructive, pious, they will prove that the heart is right. If false, envious, malignant, and impious, they will prove that the heart is wrong, and will therefore be among the causes of condemnation. It is not meant that words will be the only thing that will condemn man, but that they will be an important part of the things for which he shall be condemned. See James 3:3-12.
Library'A Greater than Jonas'
'A greater than Jonas is here.'--MATT. xii. 41. There never was any man in his right mind, still more of influence on his fellows, who made such claims as to himself in such unmistakable language as Jesus Christ does. To say such things of oneself as come from His lips is a sign of a weak, foolish nature. It is fatal to all influence, to all beauty of character. It is not only that He claims official attributes as a fanatical or dishonest pretender to inspiration may do. He does that, but He does …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xii. 32, "Whosoever Shall Speak a Word against the Holy Spirit, it Shall not be Forgiven Him, Neither In
Blasphemous Accusations of the Jews.
Sign Seekers, and the Enthusiast Reproved.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
"But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."
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