Bible verses about "power of words" | LITV

Proverbs 15:1

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

Proverbs 16:24

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

Proverbs 21:23

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

Proverbs 13:3

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

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.

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;

Proverbs 18:21

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

Proverbs 12:18

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

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.

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