New Living Translation
Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.
King James Bible
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Darby Bible Translation
He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his soul; destruction shall be to him that openeth wide his lips.
World English Bible
He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin to him!
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LibrarySecond Sunday after Easter
Text: First Peter 2, 20-25. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
Opposition to Messiah Ruinous
"But if Ye have Bitter Envying and Strife in Your Hearts, Glory Not," &C.
Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.
Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!
Take control of what I say, O LORD, and guard my lips.
Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.
Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.
The mouths of fools are their ruin; they trap themselves with their lips.
The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
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