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59 Bible Verses about speaking

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1 Corinthians 14:9

Just so it is with you; if you in the [unknown] tongue speak words that are not intelligible, how will anyone understand what you are saying? For you will be talking into empty space!

1 Corinthians 14:2

For one who speaks in an [unknown] tongue speaks not to men but to God, for no one understands or catches his meaning, because in the [Holy] Spirit he utters secret truths and hidden things [not obvious to the understanding].

Psalm 85:8

I will listen [with expectancy] to what God the Lord will say, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints (those who are in right standing with Him) -- "but let them not turn again to [self-confident] folly.

Job 33:14

For God [does reveal His will; He] speaks not only once, but more than once, even though men do not regard it [including you, Job].

1 Corinthians 14:27

If some speak in a [strange] tongue, let the number be limited to two or at the most three, and each one [taking his] turn, and let one interpret and explain [what is said].

1 Peter 4:11

Whoever speaks, [let him do it as one who utters] oracles of God; whoever renders service, [let him do it] as with the strength which God furnishes abundantly, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him be the glory and dominion forever and ever (through endless ages). Amen (so be it).

1 Corinthians 14:18

I thank God that I speak in [strange] tongues (languages) more than any of you or all of you put together;

Proverbs 31:8

Open your mouth for the dumb [those unable to speak for themselves], for the rights of all who are left desolate and defenseless;

1 Corinthians 14:19

Nevertheless, in public worship, I would rather say five words with my understanding and intelligently in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a [strange] tongue (language).

John 2:21

But He had spoken of the temple which was His body.

2 Corinthians 4:13

Yet we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, I have believed, and therefore have I spoken. We too believe, and therefore we speak,

Ecclesiastes 3:7

A time to rend and a time to sew, a time to keep silence and a time to speak,

Psalm 31:18

Let the lying lips be silenced, which speak insolently against the [consistently] righteous with pride and contempt.

Ephesians 5:12

For it is a shame even to speak of or mention the things that [such people] practice in secret.

John 4:26

Jesus said to her, I Who now speak with you am He.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Do not give heed to everything that is said, lest you hear your servant cursing you -- "

1 Corinthians 14:28

But if there is no one to do the interpreting, let each of them keep still in church and talk to himself and to God.

Isaiah 52:6

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

John 8:43

Why do you misunderstand what I say? It is because you are unable to hear what I am saying. [You cannot bear to listen to My message; your ears are shut to My teaching.]

Ephesians 5:19

Speak out to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with voices [ and instruments] and making melody with all your heart to the Lord,

Acts 2:8

Then how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own (particular) dialect to which we were born?

Job 34:35

That Job speaks without knowledge, and his words are without wisdom and insight.

Jeremiah 1:7

But the Lord said to me, Say not, I am only a youth; for you shall go to all to whom I shall send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak.

Job 32:4

Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because the others were older than he.

Proverbs 23:9

Speak not in the ears of a [self-confident] fool, for he will despise the [godly] Wisdom of your words.

1 Corinthians 14:34

The women should keep quiet in the churches, for they are not authorized to speak, but should take a secondary and subordinate place, just as the Law also says.

John 16:25

I have told you these things in parables (veiled language, allegories, dark sayings); the hour is now coming when I shall no longer speak to you in figures of speech, but I shall tell you about the Father in plain words and openly (without reserve).

Luke 1:20

Now behold, you will be and will continue to be silent and not able to speak till the day when these things take place, because you have not believed what I told you; but my words are of a kind which will be fulfilled in the appointed and proper time.

Isaiah 28:11

No, but [the Lord will teach the rebels in a more humiliating way] by men with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people [says Isaiah, and teach them His lessons].

Jeremiah 5:14

Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: Because you [the people] have spoken this word, behold, I will make My words fire in your mouth [Jeremiah] and this people wood, and it will devour them.

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Symbols of the Holy Spirit » A voice » Speaking

Evil » Speaking » Warnings against

Ephesians 4:31

Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind).

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 4:11

[My] brethren, do not speak evil about or accuse one another. He that maligns a brother or judges his brother is maligning and criticizing the Law and judging the Law. But if you judge the Law, you are not a practicer of the Law but a censor and judge [of it].

More verses: Titus 3:1-2

Speaking » Folly in

Matthew 12:36-37

But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak. For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.

Proverbs 18:6-7

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

Ecclesiastes 5:7

For in a multitude of dreams there is futility and worthlessness, and ruin in a flood of words. But [reverently] fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is].

Proverbs 26:9

Like a thorn that goes [without being felt] into the hand of a drunken man, so is a proverb in the mouth of a [self-confident] fool.

Symbols and similitudes » Of the holy spirit » Speaking

Topics on Speaking

Christ Speaking

43;18;20

Jesus answered him, I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in a synagogue and in the temple [area], where the Jews [habitually] congregate (assemble); and I have spoken nothing secretly.

Christ Speaking To Disciples

40;12;49

And stretching out His hand toward [not only the twelve disciples but all] His adherents, He said, Here are My mother and My brothers.

Evil Speaking

60;2;1

So be done with every trace of wickedness (depravity, malignity) and all deceit and insincerity (pretense, hypocrisy) and grudges (envy, jealousy) and slander and evil speaking of every kind.

God Speaking

1;1;3

And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.

God Speaking Of Old

58;1;1

In many separate revelations [ each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets,

Speaking Again

18;33;14

For God [does reveal His will; He] speaks not only once, but more than once, even though men do not regard it [including you, Job].

Speaking As From God

24;15;19

Therefore thus says the Lord [to Jeremiah]: If you return [and give up this mistaken tone of distrust and despair], then I will give you again a settled place of quiet and safety, and you will be My minister; and if you separate the precious from the vile [cleansing your own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning God's faithfulness], you shall be My mouthpiece. [But do not yield to them.] Let them return to you -- "not you to [the people].

Speaking By The Spirit

10;23;2

The Spirit of the Lord spoke in and by me, and His word was upon my tongue.

Speaking In Christ's Name

40;7;22

Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name?

Speaking In Tongues

44;19;1-7

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul went through the upper inland districts and came down to Ephesus. There he found some disciples.

Speaking The Word God Gives

2;4;12

Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and will teach you what you shall say.

Speaking To God

1;18;27

Abraham answered, Behold now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken upon myself to speak to the Lord.

Speaking Truth

49;4;15

Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Speaking With The Mouth

26;3;27

But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth and you shall say to the people, Thus says the Lord God; he who hears, let him hear, and he who refuses to hear, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.

Speaking, Evil

45;3;13

Their throat is a yawning grave; they use their tongues to deceive (to mislead and to deal treacherously). The venom of asps is beneath their lips.

Speaking, Wisdom In

59;1;19

Understand [this], my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry.

The Dumb Speaking

42;1;64

And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak, blessing and praising and thanking God.

The Spirit Speaking

44;8;29

Then the [Holy] Spirit said to Philip, Go forward and join yourself to this chariot.

While Still Speaking

23;65;24

And it shall be that before they call I will answer; and while they are yet speaking I will hear.