Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Proverbs 4:24
Did you ever wonder why there is so much emphasis on idle talk and gossip in the Bible? I know the “stereotype” for gossiping is women, but men are just as prone to rumors and innuendo as the ladies. Now, if you have solidly memorized the previous verse, this verse is much much easier to obey. Just reinforce those 13 words today so that you can breeze past this verse.
Here they are again:
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23