Matthew 12:36

Overview - Matthew 12
Christ reproves the blindness of the Pharisees concerning the breach of the sabbath,
by scripture,
by reason,
13 and by a miracle.
22 He heals a man possessed that was blind and dumb;
24 and confuting the absurd charge of casting out devils by Beelzebub, he shows that blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall never be forgiven.
36 Account shall be made of idle words.
38 He rebukes the unfaithful, who seek after a sign,
46 and shows who is his brother, sister, and mother.
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Matthew 12:36  (King James Version)
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Ecclesiastes 12:14 ; Romans 2:16 ; Ephesians 6:4-6 ; Jude 1:14 Jude 1:15 ; Revelation 20:12

idle word
[Rhema ,]
[argos ,] ie., [ergo--work/act/deed,]
from a, privative, and [ergon ,] work, a word that produces no good effect, and is not calculated to produce any
"Discourse," says Dr. Doddridge, "tending to innocent mirth, to exhilarate the spirits, is not
idle discourse; as the time spent in necessary recreation is not idle time."