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Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.
If anyone thinks himself to be religious while he does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man's religion is worthless.
"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings out that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings out that which is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks.
But above all things, my brothers, do not swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your "yes" be "yes," and your "no," "no;" so that you do not fall under judgment.
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God. Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring send out from the same opening fresh and bitter water?read more.
Can a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Nor is salt water able to produce sweet.
But I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
but just as he who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all of your behavior;
For, "He who would love life, and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.
"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
"'You shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.
But now I come to you, and I say these things in the world, that they may have my joy made full in themselves. I have given them your word. The world hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that you would take them from the world, but that you would keep them from the evil one.read more.
They are not of the world even as I am not of the world.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks.
"Their throat is an open tomb. With their tongues they have used deceit." "The poison of vipers is under their lips;" "Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness." "Their feet are swift to shed blood.read more.
Destruction and misery are in their ways. The way of peace, they have not known." "There is no fear of God before their eyes."
Bless those who persecute [you]; bless, and do not curse.
to be sober minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands, that God's word may not be blasphemed. Likewise, exhort the younger men to be sober minded; in all things showing yourself an example of good works. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness,read more.
and a sound message that cannot be condemned; that he who opposes you may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us.
Put to death, therefore, whatever is worldly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience. You also once walked in those, when you lived in them;read more.
but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his doings, and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge after the image of his Creator, where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondservant, freeman; but Christ is all, and in all. Put on therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as the Lord forgave you, so you also do.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
For consider him who has endured such hostility from sinners against himself, so that you do not grow weary in your souls and lose heart.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.
Seek the LORD and his strength. Seek his face forever more.
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and oppression. Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
For I know the plans that I have for you,' says the LORD, 'plans for your welfare, and not for calamity, to give you hope and a future.
More than that, I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord, for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and count them nothing but refuse, that I may gain Christ
I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up. I have overcome the world."
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