Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

To the use of edifying

Bible References


Ephesians 5:3
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becomes saints;
Matthew 12:34
"Broods of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being yourselves evil? For, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
Romans 3:13
their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips;
1 Corinthians 15:32
If in human fashion I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what is the profit to me? If the dead rise not; "Let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die."
Colossians 3:8
But now do ye also put away all these; anger, wrath, malice, reviling, shameful talk out of your mouth.
Colossians 4:6
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.
James 3:2
For in many things we all stumble. If anyone stumbles not in word, the same is a perfect man, able to restrain also the whole body.
2 Peter 2:18
For, uttering great swelling words of vanity, they entice, in desires of the flesh, by their lasciviousness, those just escaping from those who live in error;
Jude 1:13
wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own ignominies; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of the darkness has been reserved forever.
Revelation 13:5
And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and authority was given him to work forty-two months.

That which

Luke 4:22
And all were bearing witness to Him, and were wondering at the words of grace which proceeded out of His mouth; and they said, "Is not this Joseph's Son?"
1 Corinthians 14:19
but in an assembly I prefer to speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.
Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts, to God.
Colossians 4:6
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Wherefore, exhort one another, and build up one another, as also ye do.

To the use of edifying

Ephesians 4:12
with a view to the perfecting of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ;


Matthew 5:16
So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father Who is in Heaven.
1 Peter 2:12
having your conduct seemly among the gentiles; that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, from your good works which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
1 Peter 3:1
In like manner, ye wives, be subject to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they may, without the word, be gained through the conduct of their wives,