Bible verses about "tongue" | MLV

Proverbs 10:19

19 Transgression is not lacking in the multitude of words, but he who refrains his lips does wisely.

Proverbs 15:4

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

Proverbs 15:1

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

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.

James 3:8

8 But no one from mankind is able to tame the tongue; it is an uncontrollable evil, full of deadly poison.

James 3:1-18

1 My brethren, do not let many of you become teachers, knowing that we will be receiving a greater judgment. 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! 11 The spring is not gushing sweet and bitter water from the same hole in the ground, is it? 12 My brethren, a fig tree is not able to produce olives or a vine produce figs, are they? Thus no spring is able to produce both salty and sweet water.
13 Who is wise and knowledgeable among you? Let him show out of his good conduct his works in meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not a wisdom coming down from above, but is earthly, physical, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is unrest and every evil matter. 17 But the wisdom which is from above is indeed first pure, thereafter is peaceful, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and non-pretended. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who are making peace.

James 3:6

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.

James 3:5

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!

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.

Proverbs 21:23

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

Proverbs 12:18

18 There is he who speaks rashly like the stabs of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health.

James 1:26

26 If anyone among you thinks himself to be outwardly religious, though he does not bridle his tongue but deceiving his heart; this one’s religion is futile.

1 Peter 3:10

10 For he who wills to love life and to see good days, let his tongue cease from speaking evil, and also his lips not to speak treachery.

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