Does the Bible really say we have to be concerned with how we speak?

These doctrines of Jesus have the true answer!

James 1:26-27 If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.

1 Peter 3:10 “ He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit."

Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD…

Ephesians 4:25      Therefore, putting away lying, Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another.

Ephesians 4:29      Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

Proverbs 18:20-21 A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Proverbs 12:18 There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health.

1 Peter 4:11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

James 2:12 So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty.

Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

Titus 2:1 …speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine...

John 7:18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory...

Proverbs 30:5-6 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.

Proverbs 4:24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Proverbs 10:19-21 In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the wicked is worth little. The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 Do not be rash with your mouth, And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes through much activity, And a fool’s voice is known by his many words.

Ecclesiastes 5:6-7 Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy the work of your hands? For in the multitude of dreams and many words there is also vanity. But fear God.

Proverbs 17:27-28 He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.

Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

There is…
Ecclesiastes 3:7 A time to keep silence, And a time to speak...

Proverbs 18:13 He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him.

James 1:19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;

Proverbs 25:11-12 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In settings of silver. Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise rebuker to an obedient ear.

Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

1 Peter 2:1 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking...

Titus 3:2 ...speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.

James 4:11 Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law.

Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Proverbs 10:31-32 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, But the perverse tongue will be cut out. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.

Proverbs 6:12 A worthless person, a wicked man, Walks with a perverse mouth...

Ecclesiastes 10:12-13 The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious, But the lips of a fool shall swallow him up; The words of his mouth begin with foolishness, And the end of his talk is raving madness.

Proverbs 13:2-3He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

Psalm 34:13 Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.

Practice…
Titus 2:8 ...sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.

Proverbs 16:23-24 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds learning to his lips. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.

Proverbs 18:6-7 A fool’s lips enter into contention, And his mouth calls for blows. A fool’s mouth is his destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 20:3 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, Since any fool can start a quarrel.

Proverbs 25:15 By long forbearance a ruler is persuaded, And a gentle tongue breaks a bone.

Proverbs 26:4-5 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes.

Proverbs 15:28 The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.

Proverbs 15:1-2 A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.

Proverbs 16:21sweetness of the lips increases learning.

Proverbs 23:16 Yes, my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak right things.

These Bible verses were compiled from the New King James Version by Brian & Jon Israel, Truth Ministries, PO Box 25096, Cleveland, OH 44125 www.ConnectionMagazine.org, email: jon@connectionmagazine.org

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