Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.
An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will escape from trouble.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.
A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!
The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.
Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.
Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;
The Lord God has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.
“ Their throat is an open grave, With their tongues they keep deceiving,” “ The poison of asps is under their lips”;
however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.
from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;
But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.
In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,
wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.
These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.
There is nothing reliable in what they say; Their inward part is destruction itself. Their throat is an open grave; They flatter with their tongue.
You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.
O God, You have taught me from my youth, And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.
My tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long; For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my hurt.
Their eye bulges from fatness; The imaginations of their heart run riot.
We will not conceal them from their children, But tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.
Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.
And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, “ Is this not Joseph’s son?”
If from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.
Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,
There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him.
for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;