Bible verses about "speech" | MLV

Psalms 37:30-31

30 The mouth of a righteous man talks of wisdom and his tongue speaks justice. 31 The law of his God is in his heart. None of his steps will slide.

Psalms 36:3-4

3 The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit. He has ceased to be wise and to do good. 4 He devises iniquity upon his bed. He sets himself in a way that is not good. He does not reject evil.

Proverbs 15:1

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

Proverbs 21:23

23 He who keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 16:24

24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb: Sweet to the soul and health to the bones.

Proverbs 15:4

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

Acts 18:9-10

9 Now the Lord said to Paul through a vision in the night, Do not be afraid, but speak out and do not be silent, 10 because I am with you and no one will be laying a hand on you to mistreat you, because there are many people in this city believing in me.

Colossians 3:17

17 And everything, anything, whatever you do in word or in work, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving-thanks to the God and Father through him.

James 5:12

12 My brethren, but before all things, do not swear, neither by the heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no be no; in order that you may not fall into hypocrisy.

Ephesians 4:15

15 But telling the truth in love, that we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, the Christ;

Proverbs 18:21

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

James 1:19

19 So-then my beloved brethren, let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.

James 3:2-10

2 For we all trip in many things. If anyone does not trip in speech, this one is a mature man, is also able to bridle the whole body. 3 Behold we put the horses’bridles into their mouths that they are to be obedient to us, and we direct their whole body. 4 Behold also the ships, though being so-great and are driven by harsh winds, yet they are directed by a little rudder, wherever the impulse of the steersman is planning.
5 So the tongue is also a little member and boasts of magnificent things. Behold, how-vast a forest it lights with such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, the world of unrighteousness. Thus the tongue is designated among our members as what stains the whole body and ignites the birth cycle and is ignited by hell. 7 For every nature of beasts and birds, of reptiles and sea-creatures, is tamed and has been tamed by human nature. 8 But no one from mankind is able to tame the tongue; it is an uncontrollable evil, full of deadly poison. 9 We are giving-thanks to God and the Father with it and we curse men with it, those who have become according to the likeness of God. 10 A thanks and a curse comes out of the same mouth. My brethren, these things do not need to become so!

James 3:9-10

9 We are giving-thanks to God and the Father with it and we curse men with it, those who have become according to the likeness of God. 10 A thanks and a curse comes out of the same mouth. My brethren, these things do not need to become so!

Proverbs 8:13

13 The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil. I hate: pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth.

Proverbs 18:13

13 He who gives answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.

Psalms 49:3

3 My mouth will speak wisdom and the meditation of my heart will be of understanding.

Psalms 19:14

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Jehovah, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalms 141:3

3 Set a watch, O Jehovah, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips.

Ephesians 4:29

29 Do not let any rotten speech travel from your mouth. But if something is good for the building up of a need, do this in order that it may give a favor to those who are hearing.

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