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James 3:1-12

Be not many teachers, my brethren, knowing that we shall receive greater judgment. For we all often offend. If any one offend not in word, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body too. Behold, we put the bits in the mouths of the horses, that they may obey us, and we turn round their whole bodies.read more.
Behold also the ships, which are so great, and driven by violent winds, are turned about by a very small rudder, wherever the pleasure of the helmsman will. Thus also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. See how little a fire, how large a wood it kindles! and the tongue is fire, the world of unrighteousness; the tongue is set in our members, the defiler of the whole body, and which sets fire to the course of nature, and is set on fire of hell. For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and of sea animals, is tamed and has been tamed by the human species; but the tongue can no one among men tame; it is an unsettled evil, full of death-bringing poison. Therewith bless we the Lord and Father, and therewith curse we men made after the likeness of God. Out of the same mouth goes forth blessing and cursing. It is not right, my brethren, that these things should be thus. Does the fountain, out of the same opening, pour forth sweet and bitter? Can, my brethren, a fig produce olives, or a vine figs? Neither can salt water make sweet water.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly.

Proverbs 12:13-14

In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare; but a righteous man shall go forth out of trouble. A man is satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

Psalm 140:9

As for the head of those that encompass me, let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Proverbs 10:14

The wise lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the fool is near destruction.

Proverbs 18:6-7

A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes. A fool's mouth is destruction to him, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 11:9

With his mouth a hypocrite destroyeth his neighbour; but through knowledge are the righteous delivered.

Job 19:2

How long will ye vex my soul, and crush me with words?

Psalm 55:20-21

He hath put forth his hands against such as are at peace with him; he hath profaned his covenant. Smooth were the milky words of his mouth, but his heart was war; his words were softer than oil, yet are they drawn swords.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down among them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 64:3-4

Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrow, a bitter word; That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

Proverbs 12:6

The words of the wicked are a lying-in-wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Proverbs 16:27

A man of Belial diggeth up evil, and on his lips there is as a scorching fire.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of the righteous man is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is little worth. The lips of a righteous man feed many; but fools die for want of understanding.

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart is called intelligent, and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Proverbs 25:11-12

As apples of gold in pictures of silver, is a word spoken in season. An ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, is a wise reprover upon an attentive ear.

Proverbs 11:12-13

He that despiseth his neighbour is void of heart; but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

1 Samuel 10:27

But the children of Belial said, How should this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no gifts. But he was as one deaf.

Proverbs 10:19

In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that restraineth his lips doeth wisely.

Proverbs 17:27-28

He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of a cool spirit. Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, and he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.

Proverbs 26:4

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

Zephaniah 1:7

Be silent at the presence of the Lord Jehovah; for the day of Jehovah is at hand; for Jehovah hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath hallowed his guests.

Acts 2:40-41

And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, Be saved from this perverse generation. Those then who had accepted his word were baptised; and there were added in that day about three thousand souls.

Acts 28:23-24

And having appointed him a day many came to him to the lodging, to whom he expounded, testifying of the kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses and the prophets, from early morning to evening. And some were persuaded of the things which were said, but some disbelieved.

1 Peter 2:22-23

who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth; who, when reviled, reviled not again; when suffering, threatened not; but gave himself over into the hands of him who judges righteously;

Matthew 26:63

But Jesus was silent. And the high priest answering said to him, I adjure thee by the living God that thou tell us if thou art the Christ the Son of God.

Mark 14:61

But he was silent, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and says to him, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

Mark 15:5

But Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marvelled.

Luke 23:9

and he questioned him in many words, but he answered him nothing.

John 19:8-9

When Pilate therefore heard this word, he was the rather afraid, and went into the praetorium again and says to Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.

Matthew 12:34-37

Offspring of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being wicked? For of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man out of the good treasure brings forth good things; and the wicked man out of the wicked treasure brings forth wicked things. But I say unto you, that every idle word which men shall say, they shall render an account of it in judgment-day:read more.
for by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Psalm 15:1-5

{A Psalm of David.} Jehovah, who shall sojourn in thy tent? who shall dwell in the hill of thy holiness? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth from his heart. He that slandereth not with his tongue, doeth not evil to his companion, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour;read more.
In whose eyes the depraved person is contemned, and who honoureth them that fear Jehovah; who, if he have sworn to his own hurt, changeth it not; He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Matthew 15:10-20

And having called to him the crowd, he said to them, Hear and understand: Not what enters into the mouth defiles the man; but what goes forth out of the mouth, this defiles the man. Then his disciples, coming up, said to him, Dost thou know that the Pharisees, having heard this word, have been offended?read more.
But he answering said, Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up. Leave them alone; they are blind leaders of blind: but if blind lead blind, both will fall into a ditch. And Peter answering said to him, Expound to us this parable. But he said, Are ye also still without intelligence? Do ye not yet apprehend, that everything that enters into the mouth finds its way into the belly, and is cast forth into the draught? but the things which go forth out of the mouth come out of the heart, and those defile man. For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnessings, blasphemies; these are the things which defile man; but the eating with unwashen hands does not defile man.

Mark 7:14-23

And having called again the crowd, he said to them, Hear me, all of you, and understand: There is nothing from outside a man entering into him which can defile him; but the things which go out from him, those it is which defile the man. If any one have ears to hear, let him hear.read more.
And when he went indoors from the crowd, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. And he says to them, Are ye also thus unintelligent? Do ye not perceive that all that is outside entering into the man cannot defile him, because it does not enter into his heart but into his belly, and goes out into the draught, purging all meats? And he said, That which goes forth out of the man, that defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, a wicked eye, injurious language, haughtiness, folly; all these wicked things go forth from within and defile the man.

Luke 6:45

The good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth good; and the wicked man out of the wicked, brings forth what is wicked: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

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