Job 27:4
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New International Version
my lips will not say anything wicked, and my tongue will not utter lies.

King James Bible
My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

Darby Bible Translation
My lips shall not speak unrighteousness, nor my tongue utter deceit!

World English Bible
surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, neither shall my tongue utter deceit.

Young's Literal Translation
My lips do not speak perverseness, And my tongue doth not utter deceit.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My lips shall not speak wickedness - As I have hitherto lived in all good conscience before God, as he knoweth, so will I continue to live.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 13:7 Will you speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him?

Job 34:6 Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.

John 8:55 Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like to you: but I know him...

2 Corinthians 11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.

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The Touchstone of Godly Sincerity
Who, then, is this "wicked man," thus portrayed before us? And what are the first symptoms of his depravity? We ask not the question idly, but in order that we take heed against the uprise of such an evil in ourselves. "Beneath the saintly veil the votary of sin May lurk unseen; and to that eye alone Which penetrates the heart, may stand revealed." The hypocrite is very often an exceedingly neat imitation of the Christian. To the common observer he is so good a counterfeit that he entirely escapes
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Wesley in St. Albans Abbey
Monday, July 30.--l preached at Bingham, ten miles from Nottingham. I really admired the exquisite stupidity of the people. They gaped and stared while I was speaking of death and judgment, as if they had never heard of such things before. And they were not helped by two surly, ill-mannered clergymen, who seemed to be just as wise as themselves. The congregation at Houghton in the evening was more noble, behaving with the utmost decency. Tuesday, 31.--At nine I preached in the market place at Loughborough,
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

Cross References
Job 6:28
"But now be so kind as to look at me. Would I lie to your face?

Job 13:7
Will you speak wickedly on God's behalf? Will you speak deceitfully for him?

Job 16:17
yet my hands have been free of violence and my prayer is pure.

Job 24:25
"If this is not so, who can prove me false and reduce my words to nothing?"

Job 33:3
My words come from an upright heart; my lips sincerely speak what I know.

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