Matthew 12:37

For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For by thy wordes thou shalt bee iustified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For by your words will your righteousness be seen, and by your words you will be judged.
- Basic English Bible

for by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
- Darby Bible

For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
- Webster's Bible

For each of you by his words shall be justified, or by his words shall be condemned."
- Weymouth Bible

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
- World English Bible

for of thi wordis thou schalt be iustified, and of thi wordis thou shalt be dampned.
- Wycliffe Bible

for from thy words thou shalt be declared righteous, and from thy words thou shalt be declared unrighteous.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:37


12:37 For by thy words (as well as thy tempers and works) thou shalt then be either acquitted or condemned. Your words as well as actions shall he produced in evidence for or against you, to prove whether you was a true believer or not. And according to that evidence you will either be acquitted or condemned in the great day.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:37


Mt 12:37 By thy words thou shalt be justified, etc. Acquitted or condemned in the day of judgment. To justify is the opposite of to condemn. Those who confess Christ with the mouth (Ro 10:9) shall be saved; those who deny him will be lost. Words have a weighty influence on our eternal destiny.

Discussion for Matthew 12:37

  • Jennifer for verse 37
    I like it very much. And for me, I wish I could remember to apply it in every situation, especially the difficult ones.
  • Nd Esther for verse 37
    The tongue is like a gate what ever goes out of it can as well come back. Truly our words locate Us . Through altered words the character of a man can be evident.A positive person will always be positive in words,so is a negative person. Words are reflective of the character of the speaker, therefore, it 's gabage in, gabage out. To be full of grace in words is to fill the heart and our meditation with the right words. One would learn to be full of right words when the words of God gets hold of you.When you become mindful of what the Word of God would have to say concerning a situation, you will find it a present option to speak thus. God 's words embedded in our heart, and consciously chosen by us consistently, will over time mark us and our personality will also over time be seasoned by it. You become what you consistently Say! ....... Keep your utterance full of positive words even when you feel otherwise.

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