Beware Of Your Speech

Most Relevant Verses

James 3:5

Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze!

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire. [The tongue is a] world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth (the cycle of man's nature), being itself ignited by hell (Gehenna).

James 3:8

But the human tongue can be tamed by no man. It is a restless (undisciplined, irreconcilable) evil, full of deadly poison.

Mark 12:13

But they sent some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians to Him for the purpose of entrapping Him in His speech.

Matthew 22:15

Then the Pharisees went and consulted and plotted together how they might entangle Jesus in His talk.

Luke 11:54

Secretly watching and plotting and lying in wait for Him, to seize upon something He might say [that they might accuse Him].

Luke 20:26

So they could not in the presence of the people take hold of anything He said to turn it against Him; but marveling at His reply, they were silent.

Psalm 139:4

For there is not a word in my tongue [still unuttered], but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.

Matthew 12:34

You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.

Matthew 15:18

But whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this is what makes a man unclean and defiles [him].

Luke 9:33

And it occurred as the men were parting from Him that Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is delightful and good that we are here; and let us construct three booths or huts -- "one for You and one for Moses and one for Elijah! not noticing or knowing what he was saying.

Luke 12:3

Whatever you have spoken in the darkness shall be heard and listened to in the light, and what you have whispered in [people's] ears and behind closed doors will be proclaimed upon the housetops.

Luke 20:20

So they watched [for an opportunity to ensnare] Him, and sent spies who pretended to be upright (honest and sincere), that they might lay hold of something He might say, so as to turn Him over to the control and authority of the governor.

James 3:2

For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature.

Proverbs 18:7

A [self-confident] fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself.

Proverbs 6:2

You are snared with the words of your lips, you are caught by the speech of your mouth.

Matthew 12:37

For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.

Luke 19:22

He said to the servant, I will judge and condemn you out of your own mouth, you wicked slave! You knew [did you] that I was a stern (hard, severe) man, picking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow?

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