Bible verses about "power of words" | LITV

Exodus 20:16

16 You shall not testify a witness of falsehood against your neighbor.

Psalms 23:1-6

1 A Psalm of David. Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters; 3 He restores my soul; He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table for me before my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. 6 Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of Jehovah for as long as my days.

Psalms 141:3

3 O Jehovah, set a guard to my mouth; keep watch on the door of my lips.

Ecclesiastes 7:20-22

20 For there is not a just man on the earth who does good, and does not sin. 21 Also, do not give your heart to all the words they speak, that you not hear your servant cursing you. 22 For also your own heart knows that you yourself have also cursed others many times.

Isaiah 55:10-11

10 For as the rain and the snow comes down from the heavens and do not return there, except it waters the earth and make it bring forth and bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so shall My word be, which goes out of My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in what I sent it to do!

Matthew 5:1-48

1 But seeing the crowds, He went up into the mountain, and seating Himself, His disciples came near to Him. 2 And opening His mouth, He taught them, saying: 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit! For theirs is the kingdom of the Heavens. 4 Blessed are they who mourn! For they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek! For they shall inherit the earth. Psa. 37:11 6 Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness! For they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful! For they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart! For they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers! For they shall be called sons of God. 10 Blessed are they who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake! For theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. 11 Blessed are you when they shall reproach you, and persecute you, and shall say every evil word against you, lying, on account of Me. 12 Rejoice and leap for joy, for your reward is great in Heaven; for in this way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. 13 You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt becomes tasteless, with what shall it be salted? For it has strength for nothing any more but to be thrown out and to be trampled under by men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city situated on a mountain cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under the grain measure, but on the lampstand; and it shines for all who are in the house. 16 So let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father in Heaven. 17 Do not think that I came to annul the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to annul, but to fulfill. 18 Truly I say to you, Until the heaven and the earth pass away, in no way shall one iota or one tittle pass away from the law until all comes to pass. 19 Therefore, whoever relaxes one of these commandments, the least, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of Heaven. But whoever does and teaches them, this one shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven. 20 For I say to you, If your righteousness shall not exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, in no way shall you go into the kingdom of Heaven. 21 You have heard that it was said to the ancients: "Do not commit murder!" And, Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the Judgment. Ex. 20:13; Deut. 5:17 22 But I say to you, Everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be liable to the Judgment. And whoever says to his brother, Raca, shall be liable to the sanhedrin; but whoever says, Fool! shall be liable to be thrown into the fire of Hell. 23 Therefore, if you offer your gift on the altar, and remember there that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go. First, be reconciled to your brother, and then coming, offer your gift. 25 Be well intentioned toward your opponent quickly, while you are in the way with him, that the opponent not deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. 26 Truly, I say to you, In no way shall you come out from there until you pay the last kodrantes. 27 You have heard that it was said to the ancients: "Do not commit adultery." Ex. 20:14; Deut. 5:18 28 But I say to you, Everyone looking at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 But if your right eye offends you, take it out and throw it from you, for it is profitable to you that one of your members should perish and all your body not be thrown into Hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to offend, cut it off and throw it from you, for it is profitable to you that one of your members should perish and all your body not be thrown into Hell. 31 It was also said, Whoever puts away his wife, "let him give her a bill of divorce." Deut. 24:1 32 But I say to you, Whoever puts away his wife, apart from a matter of fornication, causes her to commit adultery. And who ever shall marry the one put away commits adultery. 33 Again, you have heard that it was said to the ancients: "You shall not swear falsely, but shall give your oaths to the Lord." Lev. 19:12; Num. 30:2 34 But I say to you, Do not swear at all, neither by Heaven, because it is God's throne; Isa. 66:1 35 nor by the earth, because it is the footstool of His feet; nor by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King. Isa. 66:1; Psa. 48:2 36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black. 37 But let your word be Yes, yes; No, no. For whatever is more than these is from evil. 38 You have heard that it was said: "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth;" Ex. 21:24; Lev. 24:20; Deut. 19:21 39 but I say to you, Do not resist the evil; but whoever strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 And to him desiring to sue you, and to take your tunic, allow him also to have the coat. 41 And whoever shall compel you to go one mile, go two with him. 42 He asking you to give, and he wishing to borrow from you, do not turn away. 43 You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor" and hate your enemy; Lev. 19:18 44 but I say to you, Love your enemies; bless those cursing you, do well to those hating you; and pray for those abusing and persecuting you, 45 so that you may become sons of your Father in Heaven. Because He causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and unjust. 46 For if you love those loving you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same? 47 And if you only greet your brothers, what exceptional thing do you do? Do not the tax-collectors do so? 48 Therefore, you be perfect even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.

Acts 1:8

8 but you will receive power, the Holy Spirit coming upon you, and you will be witnesses of Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 8:47

47 The one who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear, because you are not of God.

John 10:10

10 The thief does not come except that he may steal, and kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life and may have it abundantly.

2 John 1:1-13

1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all those who have known the truth, 2 because of the truth remaining among us, and will be with us forever. 3 Grace, mercy, peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 4 I rejoiced greatly because I found your children walking in truth, as we received command from the Father. 5 And I now request you, lady, not writing as a new commandment, but one which we had from the beginning, that we should love one another. 6 And this is love, that we should walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, even as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it. 7 Because many deceivers went out into the world, those not confessing Jesus Christ to have come in the flesh, this is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Watch yourselves, that we may not lose the things we worked out, but that we may receive a full reward. 9 Everyone transgressing and not abiding in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. The one abiding in the doctrine of Christ, this one has the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bear this doctrine, do not receive him into the house, and do not speak a greeting to him. 11 For the one speaking a greeting shares in his evil works. 12 Having many things to write to you, I do not intend to speak by means of paper and ink, but I am hoping to come to you, and to speak mouth to mouth, that our joy may be full. 13 The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.

Genesis 15:1-21

1 After these things the word of Jehovah came to Abram in a vision, saying, Do not fear, Abram; I am your shield, your reward will increase greatly. 2 And Abram said, Lord Jehovah, what will You give to me since I am going childless and the son of the inheritance of my house is Eleazar of Damascus? 3 And Abram said, Behold! You have given no seed to me; and lo, the son of my house is inheriting of me! And behold! 4 And behold! The word of Jehovah came to him saying, This one shall not be your heir. But he that shall come forth out of your own bowels shall be your heir. 5 And He brought him outside and said, Look now at the heavens and count the stars, if you are able to count them. And He said to him, So shall your seed be. 6 And he believed in Jehovah. And He counted it to him for righteousness. 7 And He said to him, I am Jehovah who caused you to come out of Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to inherit it. 8 And he said, My Lord Jehovah, by what shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9 And He said to him, Take for Me a heifer three years old, and a she-goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtledove, even a nestling. 10 And he took all these for Him, and he divided them in the middle; and he laid each piece against one another, but he did not divide the bird. 11 And the birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Abram drove them away. 12 And it happened, the sun was setting, and a deep sleep fell on Abram; ant behold, a terror of great darkness falling on him! 13 And He said to Abram, You must surely know that your seed shall be an alien in a land not theirs; and they shall serve them. And they shall afflict then four hundred years; 14 and I also will judge that nation whom they shall serve; and afterward they shall come out with great substance. 15 And you shall come to you fathers in peace. You shall be buried in good old age. 16 And in the fourth generation they shall come here again; for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full 17 And it happened, the sun had gone down, and it was dark. Behold! A smoking furnace and a torch of fire that passed between those pieces! 18 On that day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying, I have given this land to your seed, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates, 19 the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite, 20 and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the giants, 21 and the Amorite and the Canaanite, and the Girgashite, and the Jebusite.

Exodus 20:1-26

1 And God spoke all these words, saying: 2 I am Jehovah your God, who has brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 3 You shall not have any other gods beside Me. 4 You shall not make a graven image for yourself, or any likeness in the heavens above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth; 5 you shall not bow to them, and you shall not serve them; for I am Jehovah your God, a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of fathers on sons, on the third and on the fourth generation, to those that hate Me; 6 and doing kindness to thousands, to those loving Me, and to those keeping My commandments. 7 You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain; for Jehovah will not leave unpunished the one who takes His name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy; 9 six days you shall labor and do all your work; 10 and the seventh day is a sabbath to Jehovah your God; you shall not do any work, you, and your son, and your daughter, your male slave and your slave-girl, and your livestock, and your stranger who is in your gates. 11 For in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all which is in them, and He rested on the seventh day; on account of this Jehovah blessed the sabbath day and sanctified it. 12 Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long on the land which Jehovah your God is giving to you. 13 You shall not murder. 14 You shall not commit adultery. 15 You shall not steal. 16 You shall not testify a witness of falsehood against your neighbor. 17 You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male slave, or his slave-girl, or his ox, or his ass, or anything which belongs to your neighbor. 18 And all the people saw the thunders, and the lightnings, and the sound of the ram's horn, and the smoking mountain. And the people looked, and they trembled, and they stood from a distance. 19 And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will hear. And let us not speak with God, that we not die. 20 And Moses said to the people, Do not be afraid, for God has come in order to test you, and so that His fear may be on your faces, that you may not sin. 21 And the people stood from a distance, and Moses went near the thick darkness where God was . 22 And Jehovah said to Moses, You shall say this to the sons of Israel: You have seen that I have spoken with you from the heavens. 23 You shall not make gods of silver along with Me, and you shall not make gods of gold for yourselves. 24 You shall make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall sacrifice your burnt offerings and your peace offerings on it, your sheep and your cattle. In every place in which I cause My name to be remembered, I will come to you and will bless you. 25 And if you make an altar of stone for Me, you shall not build them of cut stones. When you swing your tool on it, you defile it. 26 And you shall not go up by steps to My altar, that your nakedness may not be uncovered on it.

Psalms 118:17

17 I shall not die, but I shall live and declare the works of Jehovah.

Psalms 109:1-31

1 To the chief musician, A Psalm of David. O God of my praise, do not be silent; 2 for the mouth of the wicked, and the deceitful mouth, are opened against me; they spoke against me with a lying tongue. 3 And they hemmed me in with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause. 4 In return for my love, they are my enemies; but I am in prayer. 5 And they put on me evil for good; and hatred for my love. 6 Set a wicked man over him; and let an adversary stand at his right hand; 7 when he is judged, let him go out wicked; and let his prayer become sin; 8 let his days be few; and let another take his office; 9 his sons be orphans, and his wife a widow; 10 and let his sons always beg and wander, and seek food out of their ruins; 11 let the moneylender lay a snare for all that is his; and let strangers plunder his labor; 12 let there be none giving mercy to him; nor any to have pity on his orphans; 13 let his posterity be cut off; let their name be blotted out in the following generation; 14 let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered to Jehovah; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out; 15 let them be always before Jehovah, so that He may cut off the memory of them from the earth; 16 because he did not remember to do mercy; and persecuted the poor and needy man; even to kill the broken-hearted. 17 Yea, he loved cursing, and it came to him; he also had no pleasure in blessing, and it was far from him. 18 As he clothed himself with cursing, as with a robe, even it came into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones. 19 Let it be to him as a garment he wraps in, and for a girdle that he always girds on. 20 This is the reward of my foes from Jehovah, and of those who speak evil against my soul. 21 But You, O Jehovah the Lord, work with me for Your name's sake; deliver me because Your mercy is good. 22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is pierced within me. 23 As a shadow when it stretches out, I am gone; I am shaken off like the locust. 24 My knees stumble from fasting, and my flesh grows lean from fatness. 25 And I have become a reproach to them; they looked at me; they shook their heads. 26 O Jehovah my God, help me; save me according to Your mercy; 27 and they will know that this is Your hand; that You, O Jehovah, have done it. 28 They will curse, but You will bless; they rise up and are ashamed; but Your servant will be glad. 29 Let those who accuse me be clothed with shame; and cover themselves in their shame as with a robe. 30 I will greatly thank Jehovah with my mouth; yea, I will praise Him in the midst of the multitude. 31 For He shall stand at the right hand of the needy; to save from those judging his soul.

Proverbs 12:25

25 Heaviness in a man's heart makes it droop, but a good word makes it glad.

Proverbs 14:1

1 A wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her own hands.

Ephesians 5:3-4

3 But let not fornication, and all uncleanness, or greediness, be named among you, as is fitting for saints; 4 also baseness, and foolish talking, or joking (the things not becoming), but rather thanksgiving.

Proverbs 27:6

6 Faithful are the wounds of a lover, and the kisses of a hated one are plentiful.

John 1:14

14 And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. And we beheld His glory, glory as of an only begotten from the Father, full of grace and of truth.

Ephesians 6:17

17 Also, take "the helmet of salvation," and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God; Isa. 59:17 LXX-Isa. 11:4; MT-Isa. 49:2; LXX and MT-Hos. 6:5

Philippians 4:6-7

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and by petition with thanksgivings, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 6:2

2 you are snared with the words of your mouth; you are captured with the words of your own mouth.

Isaiah 44:1-28

1 And now listen, My servant Jacob, and Israel whom I have chosen. 2 So says Jehovah, who made you and formed you from the womb. He helps you. Do not fear, My servant Jacob; and you, Jeshurun whom I have chosen. 3 For I will pour water on a thirsty place, and floods on the dry ground. I will pour My Spirit on your seed, and My blessing on your offspring. 4 And they shall sprout as among grass, as willows by streams of water. 5 One shall say, I am Jehovah's; and another will call by the name of Jacob; and this one shall write with his hand, For Jehovah; and be named by the name of Israel. 6 So says Jehovah, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, Jehovah of Hosts: I am the First and I am the last; and there is no God except Me. 7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare this, and set it in order before Me, since I placed the people of old? And as to things to come, even which shall come, let them declare concerning them. 8 Do not dread, nor be afraid. Have I not declared and made you hear since then? So you are My witnesses: Is there a God besides Me? Yea, there is none. I have not known a Rock. 9 Those who form a carved image are all of them vanity. And their delights do not profit; and they are their own witnesses. They do not see, nor know, that they may be ashamed. 10 Who has formed a god, or poured out an image, to no profit? 11 Behold, all his companions shall be ashamed; and the craftsmen, they are from men. They shall assemble, all of them shall stand; they shall dread; they shall be shamed together. 12 He carves iron with a tool; he works in the coals and forms it with hammers, and works it with his powerful arm; then he is hungry, and has no strength; he drinks no water and is weary. 13 He fashions wood, and stretches a line; he marks it with a stylus; he shapes it with a carving tool, and he marks it with a compass. And he makes it according to the figure of a man, as the beauty of a man, to sit in the house. 14 He cuts down cedars and takes cypress and oak, and he makes the trees of the forest strong for him. He plants a tree, and rain makes it grow. 15 And it shall be for a man to burn; yea, he takes of them and is warmed; and he kindles it and bakes bread. Yea, he makes a god and worships; he makes a carved image and bows to it. 16 He burns half of it in the fire; he eats flesh on half of it; he roasts roast, and is satisfied. Then he warms himself and says, Ah, I am warm; I have seen the fire. 17 And he makes a god of the rest, his carved image; he bows to it and worships, and prays to it, and says, Deliver me, for you are my god. 18 They do not know, nor discern; for He has smeared their eyes from seeing, their hearts from understanding. 19 And not one turns back to his heart, nor has knowledge nor discernment to say, I have burned half of it in the fire; and I also have baked bread on its coals. I have roasted flesh and have eaten it; and I have made the rest of it into an idol. Shall I bow to a product of a tree? 20 Feeding on ashes, a deceived heart turns him aside, and he does not deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand? 21 Remember these, O Jacob, and Israel. For you are My servant; I have formed you; you are My servant, O Israel; you shall not forget Me. 22 I have blotted out your transgressions like a thick cloud; and your sins like a cloud. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you. 23 Sing, O heavens, for Jehovah has done it . Shout, O lower parts of the earth; burst forth into praise, O mountains. O forest and every tree in it, sing praise, because Jehovah has redeemed Jacob, and glorifies Himself in Israel. 24 So says Jehovah, your Redeemer and your Former from the womb; I am Jehovah who makes all things; stretching out the heavens; I alone, spreading out the earth. Who was with Me, 25 frustrating the signs of liars; yea, He makes diviners mad; turning wise ones backward, and making their knowledge foolish. 26 He confirms the word of His servant, and completes the counsel of His messengers. He says to Jerusalem, You will be filled; and to the cities of Judah, You shall be built; and, I will raise up its ruins. 27 He says to the deep, Be a waste! And I will dry up your rivers! 28 He says to Cyrus, You are My shepherd; and he shall fulfill all My will, even to say to Jerusalem, You shall be built; and to the temple, You shall be set up.

John 8:31

31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, If you continue in My Word, you are truly My disciples.

Hebrews 4:12

12 For the word of God is living, and powerfully working, and sharper than every two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of both soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge of the thoughts and intentions of the heart;

James 3:8

8 but no one of men is able to tame the tongue; it is an evil that cannot be restrained, full of death-dealing poison.

Matthew 7:12

12 Therefore, all things, whatever you desire that men should do to you, so also you should do to them; for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Romans 10:8

8 But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we proclaim) Deut. 9:4; 30:12-14 .

Hebrews 11:1-40

1 Now faith is the substantiation of things having been hoped, the evidence of things not having been seen. 2 For by this the elders obtained witness. 3 By faith we understand the ages to have been framed by the word of God, so that the things seen should not come into being out of things that appear. 4 By faith Abel offered a greater sacrifice to God than Cain, by which he obtained witness to be righteous, God testifying over his gifts; and through it, having died, he yet speaks. 5 By faith "Enoch" was translated so as not to see death, and "was not found, because God translated him." For before his translation, he had obtained witness to have been pleasing to God. Gen. 5:24 6 But without faith it is impossible to please God . For it is right that the one drawing near to God should believe that He is, and that He becomes a rewarder to the ones seeking Him out. 7 Being warned by God about the things not yet having been seen, moved with fear, by faith Noah prepared an ark for the salvation of his house; through which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness according to faith. 8 Having been called out by faith, Abraham obeyed to go forth to a place which he was going to receive for an inheritance; and he went out not understanding where he went. 9 By faith he resided as a foreigner in a land of promise, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the joint-heirs of the same promise; 10 for he looked forward to a city having the foundations of which the builder and maker is God. 11 Also by faith Sarah herself received power for conceiving seed even beyond the time of age, and gave birth; since she deemed the One having promised to be faithful. 12 Because of this came into being from one (and that from one having died), seed even "as the stars of the heaven" in multitude and countless "as sand by the seaside." Gen. 22:17 13 These all died by way of faith, not having received the promises, but seeing them from afar, and being persuaded, and having embraced and confessed that they are aliens and tenants. 14 For those saying such things make clear that they seek a fatherland. 15 And truly if they remembered that from which they came out, they had time to return. 16 But now they stretch forth to a better, that is, a heavenly land . Therefore, God is not ashamed of them, for Him to be called their God; for He prepared a city for them. 17 By faith, being tested, Abraham offered up Isaac; and he receiving the promises was offering up the only begotten, 18 as to whom it was said, "In Isaac your Seed shall be called;" Gen. 21:12 19 reckoning that God was able to raise even from the dead; from where indeed he obtained him in a parable. 20 By faith concerning things to come Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau. 21 By faith dying Jacob blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and "worshiped on the top of his staff." LXX-47:31 22 Dying Joseph by faith made mention of the Exodus of the sons of Israel, and he gave orders concerning his bones. 23 Being born, Moses was by faith hidden by his parents three months, because they saw the child was fair; and they did not fear the king's decree. 24 Having become great, Moses by faith refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 25 having chosen rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than for a time to have enjoyment of sin; 26 having counted the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the anger of the king; for he kept on as seeing the Invisible One . 28 By faith he made the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, that the destroyer of the first-born might not touch them. 29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea, as through dry land; by which attempt the Egyptians taking, they were swallowed up. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, having been circled during seven days. 31 By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish with those disobeying, having received the spies with peace. 32 And what more may I say? For the times will fail me telling about Gideon, Barak, and also Samson and Jephthah, and also David and Samuel, and the prophets, 33 who through faith overcame kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the mouths of the sword, acquired power from weakness, became strong in war, made armies of foreigners to yield. 35 Women received their dead by resurrection; but others were beaten to death, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. 36 And others received trial of mockings and of floggings; yea, more, of bonds and of prison: 37 they were stoned; they were tried; they were sawn in two; they died by murder of sword; they went about in sheepskins and in goatskins, being in need, being afflicted, being ill-treated; 38 of whom the world was not worthy, wandering in deserts, and mountains, and caves, and the holes of the earth. 39 And having obtained witness through the faith, these all did not obtain the promise, 40 God having foreseen something better concerning us, that they should not be perfected apart from us.

James 1:22-27

22 But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, this one is like a man studying his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he studied himself, and has gone away, and immediately he forgot of what kind he was. 25 But the one looking into the perfect law of liberty, and continuing in it, this one not having become a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in his doing. 26 If anyone thinks to be religious among you, yet not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, this one's religion is vain. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their afflictions, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Isaiah 54:17

17 Every weapon formed against you shall not prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment, you shall condemn. This is the inheritance of the servants of Jehovah, and their righteousness is from Me, says Jehovah.

James 3:6

6 And the tongue is a fire, the world of iniquity. So the tongue is set among our members, spotting all the body, and inflaming the course of nature, and having been inflamed by Hell.

Proverbs 18:20

20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; he shall be satisfied with the produce of his lips.

Matthew 12:34

34 Offspring of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

John 8:31-32

31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in Him, If you continue in My Word, you are truly My disciples. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Proverbs 18:13

13 If one rejects a matter before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.

Proverbs 27:2

2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; let it be a stranger, and not your own lips.

Proverbs 11:12

12 One despising his friend lacks heart, but an understanding man remains silent.

Colossians 4:6

6 Let your word be always with grace, having been seasoned with salt, to know how you ought to answer each one.

Proverbs 17:9

9 He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends.

Proverbs 10:19

19 In the abundance of words transgression does not cease, but one restraining his lips is prudent.

Proverbs 16:23-24

23 The heart of the wise makes his mouth prudent, and he adds learning on his lips. 24 Pleasant words are an overflowing of honey, sweetness to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 15:2

2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

John 1:1

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Romans 12:14

14 Bless those persecuting you; bless, and do not curse.

Proverbs 17:27

27 He who restrains his words knows knowledge, and one rare of spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 25:11

11 A word rightly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Luke 6:45

45 The good man brings forth good out of the good treasure of his heart. And the evil man brings forth evil out of the evil treasure of his heart, for his mouth speaks out of the abundance of his heart.

Proverbs 17:28

28 Even a fool who is silent is counted wise, he who shuts his lips is counted as understanding.

Proverbs 29:20

20 Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than of him.

Proverbs 15:4

4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it is a break of the spirit.

James 3:1-12

1 My brothers do not be many teachers, knowing that we will receive greater judgment. 2 For we all stumble in many ways . If any one does not stumble in word, this one is a mature man, able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Behold, we put bits in the mouths of the horses, for them to obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4 Behold, the ships also, being so great, and being driven by violent winds, they are directed by a very small rudder, where the impulse of the one steering purposes. 5 So also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how little a fire kindles how large a forest! 6 And the tongue is a fire, the world of iniquity. So the tongue is set among our members, spotting all the body, and inflaming the course of nature, and having been inflamed by Hell. 7 For every species of beasts, both indeed of birds, of creeping things, and of sea animals, is tamed, and has been tamed by the human species; 8 but no one of men is able to tame the tongue; it is an evil that cannot be restrained, full of death-dealing poison. 9 By this we bless God and the Father; and by this we curse men having come into being according to the image of God. Gen. 1:26 10 Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers it is not fitting for these things to be so. 11 Does the fountain out of the same hole send forth the sweet and the bitter? 12 My brothers, a fig tree is not able to produce olives, or a vine figs. So neither can a fountain produce both salt and sweet water.

Psalms 19:14

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing before You, O Jehovah, my Rock and my Redeemer.

James 1:26

26 If anyone thinks to be religious among you, yet not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, this one's religion is vain.

Proverbs 21:23

23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from distresses.

Proverbs 15:1

1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a hurtful word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 13:3

3 He who guards his mouth keeps his life; he who opens his lips wide is ruined.

Matthew 12:37

37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

Colossians 3:8

8 But now, you also, put off all these things: wrath, anger, malice, evil-speaking, shameful speech out of your mouth.

Proverbs 16:24

24 Pleasant words are an overflowing of honey, sweetness to the soul and healing to the bones.

Matthew 12:36

36 But I say to you, that every idle word, whatever men may speak, they shall give an account of it in Judgment Day.

Proverbs 12:18

18 There is a rash speaking like thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

Matthew 15:18

18 But the things which come out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and these defile the man.

Ephesians 4:29

29 Let not any filthy word go out of your mouth, but if any is good to building up in respect to the need, that it may give grace to the ones hearing.

Proverbs 18:21

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it shall eat its fruit.

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