James 1:26
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New International Version
Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.


New American Standard Bible
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.


King James Bible
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
If anyone thinks he is religious without controlling his tongue, then his religion is useless and he deceives himself.


International Standard Version
If anyone thinks that he is religious and does not bridle his tongue, but instead deceives himself, his religion is worthless.


American Standard Version
If any man thinketh himself to be religious, while he bridleth not his tongue but deceiveth his heart, this man's religion is vain.


Douay-Rheims Bible
And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.


Darby Bible Translation
If any one think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, this man's religion is vain.


Young's Literal Translation
If any one doth think to be religious among you, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, of this one vain is the religion;
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Context
Hearing and Doing

19Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20For the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God. 21Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like to a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24For he beholds himself, and goes his way, and straightway forgets what manner of man he was. 25But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain. 27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Cross References
Psalm 34:13
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking guile.


Psalm 39:1
I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.


Psalm 141:3
Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.


Luke 8:18
Take heed therefore how you hear: for whoever has, to him shall be given; and whoever has not, from him shall be taken even that which he seems to have.


James 3:2
For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.


Treasury of Scripture

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

seem.

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Luke 8:18 Take heed therefore how you hear: for whoever has, to him shall be given; and whoever has not...

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Galatians 2:6,9 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatever they were, it makes no matter to me...

Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

bridleth.

James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

James 3:2-6 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body...

Psalm 32:9 Be you not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle...

Psalm 34:13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking guile.

Psalm 39:1,2 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me...

Psalm 141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Proverbs 10:19,31 In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise...

Proverbs 13:2,3 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence...

Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

Proverbs 16:10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresses not in judgment.

Proverbs 19:1 Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Proverbs 21:26 He covets greedily all the day long: but the righteous gives and spares not.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying...

Ephesians 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

but. See on ver.

James 1:22 But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Deuteronomy 11:16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and you turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

Isaiah 44:20 He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say...

Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

this.

James 2:20 But will you know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Isaiah 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination to me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies...

Malachi 3:14 You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance...

Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Mark 7:7 However, in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

1 Corinthians 15:2,15 By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached to you, unless you have believed in vain...

Galatians 3:4 Have you suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.

Strong's Concordance
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion [is] vain.
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James Chapter 1 Verse 26

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