Thematic Bible

Thematic Bible

I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."

A fool's lips lead to strife, and his mouth provokes a beating. A fool's mouth is his devastation, and his lips are a trap for his life.

For many dreams bring futility, so do many words. Therefore, fear God.

A proverb in the mouth of a fool
is like a stick with thorns,
brandished by the hand of a drunkard.

A discerning mind seeks knowledge,
but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

The one who gives an answer before he listens—
this is foolishness and disgrace for him.

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive,
but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge,
but not so the heart of fools.

A proverb in the mouth of a fool
is like lame legs that hang limp.

If only you would shut up
and let that be your wisdom!

Is there [no] end to your empty words? What provokes you that you continue testifying? If you were in my place I could also talk like you. I could string words together against you and shake my head at you, [but I wouldn't].

Who is this who obscures My counsel
with ignorant words?

Don’t answer a fool according to his foolishness
or you’ll be like him yourself.

Don’t slander a servant to his master
or he will curse you, and you will become guilty.

The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly, but the end of his speaking is evil madness. Yet the fool multiplies words. No one knows what will happen, and who can tell anyone what will happen after him?