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Psalm 17:3

You have tried my heart; you have examined [me] by night; you have tested me; you found nothing. I have decided [that] my mouth will not transgress.

Psalm 39:1

I said, "I will guard my ways {that I may not sin} with my tongue. I will keep a muzzle over my mouth as long as [the] wicked [are] before me."

Ephesians 4:29-31

{No rotten word must proceed} from your mouth, but only something good for the building up of the need, in order that it may give grace to those who hear, and do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. All bitterness, and rage, and wrath, and clamor, and abusive speech, must be removed from you, together with all wickedness.

Colossians 3:8-10

But now you also lay aside all [these] things: anger, rage, wickedness, slander, abusive language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, [because you] have taken off the old man together with his deeds, and have put on the new [man] that is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of the one who created him,

1 Peter 3:9-10

not repaying evil for evil or insult for insult, but on the other hand blessing [others], because for this [reason] you were called, so that you could inherit a blessing. For "The one who wants to love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and [his] lips must not speak deceit.

Psalm 34:12-13

Who [is] the man who desires life, who loves [many] days in order to see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

Psalm 34:1

I will bless Yahweh at all times; his praise [shall be] in my mouth continually.

Psalm 35:28

Then my tongue will proclaim your righteousness, [and] your praise all day.

Deuteronomy 8:10

And you will eat, and {you will be satisfied}, and you will bless Yahweh your God because [of] the good land that he has given to you.

1 Chronicles 16:4

Then he appointed some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of Yahweh, to invoke, thank, and praise Yahweh the God of Israel.

Psalm 118:1

Give thanks to Yahweh for [he is] good, for his loyal love [is] forever.

Joel 2:26

And you will eat abundantly and be satisfied, and praise the name of Yahweh your God, who has dealt with you {wondrously}. My people {will never be ashamed}.

Mark 8:6-7

And he commanded the crowd to recline for a meal on the ground, and taking the seven loaves, [after he] had given thanks he broke [them] and began giving [them] to his disciples so that they could set [them] before [them]. And they set [them] before the crowd. And they had a few small fish, and [after] giving thanks for them, he said to set these [before them] also.

James 3:9-10

With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these [things] ought not to be so!

Romans 10:9-10

that 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. For with the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation.

Matthew 10:32-33

"Therefore everyone who acknowledges me before people, I also will acknowledge him before my Father [who is] in heaven. But whoever denies me before people, I also will deny him before my Father [who is] in heaven.

Luke 12:8-9

"And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before people, the Son of Man also will acknowledge him before the angels of God, but the one who denies me before people will be denied before the angels of God.

Judges 8:1-3

The men of Ephraim said to him, "What [is] this thing you have done to us, not calling us when you went to fight against the Midianites?" And they quarreled with him severely. And he said to them, "What I have done now in comparison with you? Are not the gleanings of Ephraim better than the grape harvest of Abiezer? God has given into your hand the commanders of Midian, Oreb, and Zeeb. What have I been able to do in comparison with you?" And their {anger} against him subsided when {he said that}.

Proverbs 10:32

The lips of the righteous know [the] acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, the perverse.

Daniel 2:14-16

Then Daniel responded prudently and discretely to Arioch, the commander of the imperial guard of the king, who had gone out to execute the wise men of Babylon. {He asked} and said to Arioch, the royal official of the king, "{Why} is the decree from the king [so] severe?" Then Arioch explained the matter to Daniel. And Daniel went in and requested from the king that he would give him time, and {he would tell the king} the explanation.

Genesis 50:19-21

Then Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid, for [am] I in the place of God? As for you, you planned evil against me, [but] God planned it for good, in order to do this--to keep many people alive--as [it is] today. So then, do not be afraid. I myself will provide for you and your little ones. And he consoled them and {spoke kindly} to them.

Job 4:3-4

Look, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened weak hands. Your words have raised up [the one who] stumbles, and you have strengthened knees giving way.

1 Corinthians 4:13

[when we are] slandered, we encourage. We have become like the refuse of the world, the offscouring of all [things], until now.

2 Timothy 2:24-25

And the slave of the Lord must not quarrel, but be kind toward everyone, skillful in teaching, tolerant, correcting those who are opposed with gentleness, [seeing] whether perhaps God may grant them repentance to a knowledge of the truth,

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise will dispense knowledge, but the mouth of fools will pour out folly.

Proverbs 20:15

There is gold and many costly stones, but precious jewels are lips of knowledge.

Proverbs 25:11-12

Apples of gold in a setting of silver is a matter spoken at its proper time. A ring of gold and an ornament of fine gold [is] a rebuke of the wise to the ear of a listener.

Malachi 2:7

For the lips of [the] priest should guard knowledge, and they should seek instruction from his mouth, for he [is] the messenger of Yahweh of hosts.

Proverbs 15:28

A heart of righteousness will ponder the answer, but a mouth of wickedness will pour out deceit.

Proverbs 18:13

He who returns a word before he will hear, folly itself [belongs] to him as well as shame.

Psalm 15:2-3

He who walks blamelessly and does what is right. He who speaks honestly in his heart. He does not slander with his tongue. He does not harm his friend, nor {bring up} a disgrace against his neighbor.

Psalm 141:5

Let a righteous one strike me in kindness, and let him chasten me. [It is] oil for [my] head; let not my head refuse. For still my prayer [is] against their evil deeds.

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