James 3:2-3; Psalm 39:1; James 3:6; Psalm 34:13; Psalm 141:3

For dwe all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, ehe is a perfect man, fable also to bridle his whole body. If we put gbits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.


What Is the Measure of My Days?

To the choirmaster: to vJeduthun. A Psalm of David.

39  I said, I will wguard my ways,

that I xmay not sin with my tongue;

I will yguard my mouth with a muzzle,

so long as the wicked are in my presence.


And ithe tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, jstaining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life,1 and set on fire by hell.2


13  iKeep your tongue from evil

and your lips from jspeaking deceit.


xSet a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;

ykeep watch over the door of my lips!