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James 3:1-18

1 DO not, many of you, become teachers, my brethren, for you know that we will receive severer judgment. 2 For in many ways we all stumble. If any one never stumbles in his talk, he is a perfect man, able to bridle also the whole body. 3 If we put bits into the horses' mouths to make them obey us, we turn about their whole bodies. 4 See the ships; great as they are and driven by violent winds, they are turned about by a very small rudder wherever the desire of the helmsman chooses. 5 Just so the tongue is a small member, but boasts of great things. Think how small a fire may be and yet how vast the forest that it may set ablaze. 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of wickedness. The tongue stands among our members as that which spots the whole body and sets on fire the wheel of nature and is itself set on fire by Gehenna. 7 For every kind of wild beasts and birds and reptiles and animals from the sea is tamed and has been tamed by human kind, 8 but the tongue no man is able to tame. It is a restless evil; it is full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless the Lord our Father and with it we curse the men who are made in the image of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. This, my brethren, should not be so. 11 Does a spring pour out from the same opening sweet water and bitter? 12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a vine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh water. 13 Who is wise and intelligent among you? Let him show out of the noble life that he lives his works in wise gentleness. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and party-spirit in your hearts, do not boast and falsely contradict the truth. 15 This wisdom does not come down from on high, but is earthly, animal, demoniacal. 16 For where jealousy and party-spirit are, there is confusion and every base affair. 17 But the wisdom from on high is first pure, then peaceable, fair-minded, easily persuaded, full of compassion and good fruits, impartial, sincere. 18 The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Hebrews 10:26

26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there remains no longer any sacrifice for sins,

Romans 12:2

2 Do not follow the fashions of this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your minds so as to recognize what is the good and pleasing and perfect will of God.

Ephesians 5:1-33

1 BE imitators of God as beloved children 2 and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God yielding a fragrant odor. 3 Unchastity or any kind of impurity or greediness must not be mentioned among you, as befits holy people; 4 nor should there be indecent and foolish talk or jesting, which are unbecoming, but rather thanksgiving. 5 For you know well that no unchaste or impure person, no greedy person — who is an idolater — has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words; for because of these things the wrath of God comes on the sons of disobedience. 7 Do not, then, be partakers with them. 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live like children of light — 9 for the fruit of light appears in all generosity and righteousness and truth — 10 testing what is pleasing to the Lord, 11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them, 12 for the things that they do in secret it is shameful even to speak of. 13 But all things when reproved are shown truly by the light, for everything shown truly is light. 14 Therefore it says, "Wake, O sleeper, and rise from the dead and Christ will give you light." 15 Be strictly careful, then, how you live, not as unwise but as wise. 16 Buy up the opportunity, because these are evil days. 17 Therefore do not be thoughtless, but understand what is the Lord's will. 18 Do not be drunk with wine, in which there is profligacy, but be full of the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and playing the harp heartily to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father. 21 Be subject to one another in reverence for Christ, 22 wives to their own husbands as in the Lord, 23 because a man is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church and he is the savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so wives are to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it, 26 that he might make it holy, cleansing it by the washing with water according to his word, 27 that he might present to himself the church glorious, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and faultless. 28 Thus ought men to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself, 29 for no one ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 for we are members of his body. 31 "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife and the two shall become one flesh. 32 "This mystery is great, but I am speaking of Christ and the church. 33 But each one of you must love his own wife as himself, and the wife must reverence her husband.

James 5:12

12 Above all things, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by the earth or by any other oath. Let your yes be yes and your no be no, that you may not fall under condemnation.

Matthew 15:11

11 Not what enters the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth — that defiles a man."

James 3:10

10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. This, my brethren, should not be so.

Ephesians 4:29

29 Let no vile word come out of your mouth, but, if anything, a good word for needed upbuilding of character to give grace to those who hear.

Colossians 3:8

8 But now you also must put away all wrath, anger, malice, abusive language. Vile talk must not be in your mouths.

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