34 Bible Verses about Curbing Speech
Most Relevant Verses
“Be silent before me so that I may speak;
Then let come on me what may.
“Look at me, and be astonished,
And put your hand over your mouth.
This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.
Then one’s uncle, or his undertaker, will lift him up to carry out his bones from the house, and he will say to the one who is in the innermost part of the house, “Is anyone else with you?” And that one will say, “No one.” Then he will answer, “Keep quiet. For the name of the Lord is not to be mentioned.”
“The one who desires life, to love and see good days,
Must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.
Do not trust in a neighbor;
Do not have confidence in a friend.
From her who lies in your bosom
Guard your lips.
In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,
But if a revelation is made to another who is seated, the first one must keep silent.
But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;