Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on James 1:26 in English Standard Version "If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless." Ps 34:13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Ps 39:1 To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.” Ps 141:3 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! Ac 26:5 They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion I have lived as a Pharisee. Jas 3:2 For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. Jas 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.