61 Bible Verses about Speech
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Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”
For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
So also you, unless you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.
Now the whole earth used the same language and the same words.
His speech was smoother than butter,
But his heart was war;
His words were softer than oil,
Yet they were drawn swords.
that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge,
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
Their voice is not heard.
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.
Give ear and hear my voice,
Listen and hear my words.
“For then I will give to the peoples purified lips,
That all of them may call on the name of the Lord,
To serve Him shoulder to shoulder.
And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech,
He who loves purity of heart
And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
in the word of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left,
Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word.
for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.
Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night reveals knowledge.
But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil.
and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also.
But Moses said before the Lord, “Behold, I am unskilled in speech; how then will Pharaoh listen to me?”
For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.
“These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father.
Put away from you a deceitful mouth
And put devious speech far from you.
But even if I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things.
Lord, I have heard the report about You and I fear.
O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years,
In the midst of the years make it known;
In wrath remember mercy.
Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues,
For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.
I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument.
With him I speak mouth to mouth,
Even openly, and not in dark sayings,
And he beholds the form of the Lord.
Why then were you not afraid
To speak against My servant, against Moses?”
I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God;
Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.
For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible.”
Great is my confidence in you; great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.
For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.
His disciples *said, “Lo, now You are speaking plainly and are not using a figure of speech.
Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands?
Then Moses said to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”
A little later the bystanders came up and said to Peter, “Surely you too are one of them; for even the way you talk gives you away.”
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Then you will be brought low;
From the earth you will speak,
And from the dust where you are prostrate
Your words will come.
Your voice will also be like that of a spirit from the ground,
And your speech will whisper from the dust.
Then one of the young men said, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent in speech, and a handsome man; and the Lord is with him.”
With her many persuasions she entices him;
With her flattering lips she seduces him.
As for their children, half spoke in the language of Ashdod, and none of them was able to speak the language of Judah, but the language of his own people.
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Language » Called » Speech
When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the
Rab-shakeh (rabshakeh) » Sent by » Sennacherib » Speech » Surrender of » Jeruslaem
Then Rabshakeh returned and found the king of Assyria fighting against
Then the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rab-saris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to King Hezekiah with a large army to Jerusalem So they went up and came to Jerusalem And when they went up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is on the highway of the fuller's field. When they called to the king, Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebnah the scribe and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, came out to them. Then Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria, "What is this confidence that you have? read more.
"You say (but they are only empty words), 'I have counsel and strength for the war.' Now on whom do you rely, that you have rebelled against me? "Now behold, you rely on the staff of this crushed reed, even on Egypt; on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who rely on him. "But if you say to me, 'We trust in the LORD our God,' is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem'? "Now therefore, come, make a bargain with my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them. "How then can you repulse one official of the least of my master's servants, and rely on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? "Have I now come up without the LORD'S approval against this place to destroy it? The LORD said to me, 'Go up against this land and destroy it.'"'" Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebnah and Joah, said to Rabshakeh, "Speak now to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak with us in Judean in the hearing of the people who are on the wall." But Rabshakeh said to them, "Has my master sent me only to your master and to you to speak these words, and not to the men who sit on the wall, doomed to eat their own dung and drink their own urine with you?" Then Rabshakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in Judean, saying, "Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria. "Thus says the king, 'Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you from my hand; nor let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, "The LORD will surely deliver us, and this city will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria." 'Do not listen to Hezekiah, for thus says the king of Assyria, "Make your peace with me and come out to me, and eat each of his vine and each of his fig tree and drink each of the waters of his own cistern, until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey, that you may live and not die." But do not listen to Hezekiah when he misleads you, saying, "The LORD will deliver us." 'Has any one of the gods of the nations delivered his land from the hand of the king of Assyria? 'Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena and Ivvah? Have they delivered Samaria from my hand? 'Who among all the gods of the lands have delivered their land from my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'" But the people were silent and answered him not a word, for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."
Speech » Evil, general references to
With their tongues they keep deceiving,”
Speech » Admonitions concerning
And he who has a
Speech » Plainness of
But when he saw many of the
So have I become your enemy
Uprightness » Should be in » Speech
He who rejects
And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe;
He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
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Their voice is not heard.