Quick to listen, slow to speak

When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.

My dear brother, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. – Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. – If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check. – “For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” – Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the doors of my lips.

Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that yo should follow in his steps.  “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats.  Instead he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. – Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.

Proverbs 10:19 – James 1:19 – Proverbs 16:32 – James 3:2 – Matthew 12:27 – Psalm 141:3 – 1 Peter 2:21-23 – Hebrews 12:3 – Revelation 14:5 (NIV)

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