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Psalm 17:3

You have tested my heart; You have visited by night; You have tried me and found nothing [evil]; I have determined that my mouth will not sin.

Psalm 39:1

I said, "I will guard my ways so that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle as long as the wicked are in my presence."

Ephesians 4:29-31

No rotten talk should come from your mouth, but only what is good for the building up of someone in need, in order to give grace to those who hear. And don't grieve God's Holy Spirit, who sealed you for the day of redemption. All bitterness, anger and wrath, insult and slander must be removed from you, along with all wickedness.

Colossians 3:8-10

But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his practices and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of his Creator.

1 Peter 3:9-10

not paying back evil for evil or insult for insult but, on the contrary, giving a blessing, since you were called for this, so that you can inherit a blessing. For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit,

Psalm 34:12-13

Who is the man who delights in life, loving a long life to enjoy what is good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech.

Psalm 34:1

I will praise the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.

Psalm 35:28

And my tongue will proclaim Your righteousness, Your praise all day long.

1 Chronicles 16:4

David appointed some of the Levites to be ministers before the ark of the Lord, to celebrate the Lord God of Israel, and to give thanks and praise to Him.

Psalm 118:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.

Joel 2:26

You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied. You will praise the name of Yahweh your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. My people will never again be put to shame.

Mark 8:6-7

Then He commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground. Taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks, broke the [loaves], and kept on giving [them] to His disciples to set before [the people]. So they served the [loaves] to the crowd. They also had a few small fish, and when He had blessed them, He said these were to be served as well.

James 3:9-10

With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who are made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things should not be this way.

Romans 10:9-10

if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation.

Matthew 10:32-33

"Therefore, everyone who will acknowledge Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven.

Luke 12:8-9

"And I say to you, anyone who acknowledges Me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God, but whoever denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

Judges 8:1-3

The men of Ephraim said to him, "Why have you done this to us, not calling us when you went to fight against the Midianites?" And they argued with him violently. So he said to them, "What have I done now compared to you? Is not the gleaning of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer? God handed over to you Oreb and Zeeb, the two princes of Midian. What was I able to do compared to you?" When he said this, their anger against him subsided.

Proverbs 10:32

The lips of the righteous know what is appropriate, but the mouth of the wicked, [only] what is perverse.

Daniel 2:14-16

Then Daniel responded with tact and discretion to Arioch, the commander of the king's guard, who had gone out to execute the wise men of Babylon. He asked Arioch, the king's officer, "Why is the decree from the king so harsh?" Then Arioch explained the situation to Daniel. So Daniel went and asked the king to give him some time, so that he could give the king the interpretation.

Genesis 50:19-21

But Joseph said to them, "Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result-the survival of many people. Therefore don't be afraid. I will take care of you and your little ones." And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Job 4:3-4

Look! You have instructed many and have strengthened weak hands. Your words have steadied the one who was stumbling, and braced the knees that were buckling.

2 Timothy 2:24-25

The Lord's slave must not quarrel, but must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient, instructing his opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance to know the truth.

Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks rashly, like a piercing sword; but the tongue of the wise [brings] healing.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold and a multitude of jewels, but knowledgeable lips are a rare treasure.

Proverbs 25:11-12

A word spoken at the right time is like golden apples on a silver tray. A wise correction to a receptive ear is like a gold ring or an ornament of gold.

Malachi 2:7

For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he is the messenger of the Lord of Hosts.

Proverbs 15:28

The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering, but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things.

Proverbs 18:13

The one who gives an answer before he listens- this is foolishness and disgrace for him.

Psalm 15:2-3

The one who lives honestly, practices righteousness, and acknowledges the truth in his heart- who does not slander with his tongue, who does not harm his friend or discredit his neighbor,

Psalm 141:5

Let the righteous one strike me- it is [an act of] faithful love; let him rebuke me- it is oil for my head; let me not refuse it. Even now my prayer is against the evil acts of the wicked.

Proverbs 24:26

He who gives an honest answer gives a kiss on the lips.

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