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"Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.
Job 6:24
"When will you end these speeches? Be sensible, and then we can talk.
Job 18:2
"My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer because I am greatly disturbed.
I hear a rebuke that dishonors me, and my understanding inspires me to reply.
Job 20:2-3
You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.
You speak continually against your brother and slander your own mother's son.
Psalms 50:19-20
Let a righteous man strike me,it is a kindness; let him rebuke me,it is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it. Yet my prayer is ever against the deeds of evildoers;
Psalms 141:5
The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 15:4
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
Proverbs 27:6
He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor than he who has a flattering tongue.
Proverbs 28:23
Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you-
for you know in your heart that many times you yourself have cursed others.
Ecclesiastes 7:21-22
While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" came and ate with him and his disciples.
When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.
Matthew 9:10-12
When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the "sinners" and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: "Why does he eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
Mark 2:16
"What are you arguing with them about?" he asked.
Mark 9:16
When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume,
and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.
When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is,that she is a sinner."
Luke 7:37-39
Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him.
But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."
Luke 15:1-2
The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men,robbers, evildoers, adulterers,or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
Luke 18:11-12
When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today."
So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.' "
Luke 19:5-7
So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him
Acts 11:2
We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift.
2 Corinthians 8:20
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