In all hard work there is profit, but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
The Lord said, "Because this people draws near with their mouth and with their lips to honor me, but they have removed their heart far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men which has been taught;
'These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
He answered them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
All things therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do, but don't do their works; for they say, and don't do.
1 John 3:18
My little children, let's not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.
1 Thessalonians 1:5
and that our Good News came to you not in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance. You know what kind of men we showed ourselves to be among you for your sake.
but I would strengthen you with my mouth. The solace of my lips would relieve you.
A servant can't be corrected by words. Though he understands, yet he will not respond.
"Though I speak, my grief is not subsided. Though I forbear, what am I eased?
They come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but don't do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain.
They make promises, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.
"How long will you hunt for words? Consider, and afterwards we will speak.
I also could speak as you do. If your soul were in my soul's place, I could join words together against you, and shake my head at you,
Therefore Job opens his mouth with empty talk, and he multiplies words without knowledge."
For I will not dare to speak of any things except those which Christ worked through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed,
1 Corinthians 4:19
But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord is willing. And I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power.
1 Corinthians 13:1
If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don't have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.
and one of you tells them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled;" and yet you didn't give them the things the body needs, what good is it?
1 Corinthians 14:9
So also you, unless you uttered by the tongue words easy to understand, how would it be known what is spoken? For you would be speaking into the air.
Let no one deceive you with empty words. For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience.
For there are also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,
1 John 2:6
he who says he remains in him ought himself also to walk just like he walked.
1 John 2:9
He who says he is in the light and hates his brother, is in the darkness even until now.