A. M. 2970. B.C. 1034. Jeduthun
[For the choir director: according to Jeduthun. A Davidic psalm.] I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.
[For the choir director: according to Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm.] I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and He will hear me.
With them were Heman, Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the LORD-- for His faithful love endures forever.
David and the officers of the army also set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who were to prophesy accompanied by lyres, harps, and cymbals. This is the list of the men who performed their service:
From Asaph's sons: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, sons of Asaph, under Asaph's authority, who prophesied under the authority of the king.
From Jeduthun: Jeduthun's sons: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah-- six-- under the authority of their father Jeduthun, prophesying to the accompaniment of lyres, giving thanks and praise to the LORD.
From Heman: Heman's sons: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth.
All these sons of Heman, the king's seer, were [given] by the promises of God to exalt him, for God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
All these men were under their own fathers' authority for the music in the LORD's temple, with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of God's temple. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the king's authority.
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping Your word.
and so that the LORD will carry out His promise that He made to me: 'If your sons are careful to walk faithfully before Me with their whole mind and heart, you will never fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.'
Yet, Jehu was not careful to follow with all his heart the law of the LORD God of Israel. He did not turn from the sins that Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit.
Carefully consider the path for your feet, and all your ways will be established.
Don't turn to the right or to the left; keep your feet away from evil.
We must therefore pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away.
They say, "Through our tongues we have power; our lips are our own-- who can be our master?"
They mock, and they speak maliciously; they arrogantly threaten oppression.
They set their mouths against heaven, and their tongues strut across the earth.
LORD, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.
Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
The one who guards his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
my mouth, etc
If anyone thinks he is religious, without controlling his tongue but deceiving his heart, his religion is useless.
for we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man who is also able to control his whole body.
Now when we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we also guide the whole animal.
And consider ships: though very large and driven by fierce winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.
So too, though the tongue is a small part [of the body], it boasts great things. Consider how large a forest a small fire ignites.
And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our [bodies]; it pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is set on fire by hell.
For every creature-- animal or bird, reptile or fish-- is tamed and has been tamed by man,
but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
Therefore, the wise person will keep silent at such a time, for the days are evil.
Do not rely on a friend; don't trust in a close companion. Seal your mouth from the woman who lies in your arms.
For a son considers his father a fool, a daughter opposes her mother, and a daughter-in-law is against her mother-in-law; a person's enemies are the people in his own home.
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the time.