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23 Bible Verses about Beware Of Your Speech
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So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!
And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life;
The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.
And as these were leaving Him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles: one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not realizing what he was saying.
So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.
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.
But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.
He *said to him, ‘By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow?