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consistent and enduring upright speech

v10

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

In an argument, if you are determined to take the high road and only speak the right way, sometimes the temptation to give a sharp answers becomes seemingly overwhelming. We shouldn't insult other people, even if it is just returning insult for insult. If people are speaking to us the wrong way, we shouldn't answer in kind.

v17
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
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