13 Keep (A)your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking (B)deceit.

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The Vanity of Life.

For the choir director, for [a]Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

39 I said, “I will (A)guard my ways
That I (B)may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard (C)my mouth as with a muzzle
While the wicked are in my presence.”

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 39:1 1 Chr 16:41

The one who (A)guards his mouth preserves his life;
The one who (B)opens wide his lips [a]comes to ruin.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 13:3 Lit ruin is his

23 He who (A)guards his mouth and his tongue,
Guards his soul from troubles.

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