Holding fast to your profession of faith—
Hebrews 10:23—means to hold fast to your confession.
The Greek word for profession is also
used for confession. The words of your mouth
are more powerful than you probably have ever
realized. Confess your healing…and your health.
KJV—Death and life are in the power of the
tongue: and they that love it shall eat the
Amp—Death and life are in the power of
the tongue, and they who indulge it shall
eat the fruit of it [for death or life].
Moffatt—Death and life are determined
by the tongue: the talkative must take
NE B—The tongue has power of life and
death; make friends with it and enjoy
KJV—The mouth of a righteous man is a
well of life: but violence covereth the mouth
of the wicked.
Amp—The mouth of an [uncompromisingly]
righteous man is a well of life, but the mouth
of the wicked conceals violence.
Moffatt—The talk of good men is a lifegiving
fountain: the talk of bad men overflows
NEB—The words of good men are a fountain
of life; the wicked are choked by their
KJV—He that keepeth his mouth keepeth
his life: but he that openeth wide his lips
shall have destruction.
Amp—He who guards his mouth keeps
his life, but he who opens wide his lips will
come to ruin.
Moffatt—He guards his life who guards his
lips: he who talks freely—it is ruin to him!
NEB—He who minds his words preserves his
life; he who talks too much comes to grief.
KJV—A wholesome tongue is a tree of
life: but perverseness therein is a breach in
Amp—A gentle tongue [with its healing
power] is a tree of life, but willful contrariness
in it breaks down the spirit.
Moffatt—A soothing tongue means life and
peace, but wild words wound.
NEB—A soothing word is a staff of life, but
a mischievous tongue breaks the spirit.