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55 Bible Verses about Speech, Power And Significance Of
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Death and life, are in the power of the tongue, and, its friends, shall eat its fruits.
Not, many teachers, become ye, my brethren, knowing that, a severer sentence, shall ye receive; For, oft, are we stumbling, one and all: If anyone, in word, doth not stumble, the same, is a mature man, able to curb even the whole body. Now, if, the horses bits, into their mouths, we thrust, to the end they may be yielding to us, their whole body also, do we turn about.read more.
Lo! the ships also, large as they are, and, by rough winds, driven along, are turned about by a very small helm, whithersoever the impulse of the steersman inclineth. So, also, the tongue, is, a little member, and yet, of great things, maketh boast. Lo! how small a fire, kindleth, how great a forest; And, the tongue, is a fire, - as , the world of unrighteousness, the tongue, becometh fixed among our members, that which defileth the whole body and setteth on fire the wheel of our natural life, and is set on fire, by gehenna! For, every nature - both of wild beasts and of birds, both of reptiles and of things in the sea, is to be tamed, and hath been tamed, by the human nature; But, the tongue, none of mankind can, tame, - A restless mischief! Full of deadly poison Therewith, are we blessing our Lord and Father, and, therewith, we are cursing the men who, after the likeness of God, have been brought into being! Out of the same mouth, come forth blessing and cursing! Not meet, my brethren, for, these things, thus, to be coming to pass! Doth, the fountain, out of the same opening, teem forth the sweet and the bitter? Is it possible, my brethren, for, a fig-tree, to produce, olives, or, a vine, figs? Neither can, salt, water yield, sweet.
By the transgression of the lips, is the wicked man, ensnared, but the righteous, cometh out of distress. Of the fruit of a man's mouth, shall he be satisfied with good, and, the dealing of the hands of a son of earth, shall be paid back to him.
He that watcheth his mouth, guardeth his soul, He that openeth wide his lips, it shall be his ruin.
the lips of a dullard, enter into contention, and his mouth, for blows, crieth out. The mouth of a dullard, is his ruin, and, his lips, are a snare to his soul.
He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth, out of distresses, his soul.
He hath thrust forth his hands, against them he was wont to salute, he hath violated his covenant; Smoother than curds, were the words of his mouth, But, war, was in his heart, - Softer his words than oil, Yet, they, were drawn swords!
Who have sharpened, like a sword, their tongue, Have made ready their arrow - a bitter word; To shoot, in secret places, at the blameless one, Suddenly they shoot at him, and fear not.
A well-spring of life, is the mouth of the righteous, but, the mouth of the lawless, covereth wrong.
Choice silver, is the tongue of the righteous, but, the sense of the lawless, is very small. The lips of the righteous, feed multitudes, but, the foolish, for lack of sense, shall die.
My Lord Yahweh, hath given unto me the tongue of the instructed, That I should know how to succour the fainting, with discourse, - He kept wakening - morning by morning. He kept wakening mine ear, to hearken as do the instructed;
Let, no putrid discourse, out of your mouth, be going forth, but if anything is good - suited to the needful upbuilding, - that it may give benefit unto them that hear;
A man hath joy, in the answer of his own mouth, and, a word in its season, - how good!
Golden fruit in figured silver baskets, is a word spoken on fitting occasion. A ring of gold, and a vessel of precious metal, is a wise reprover, on a hearing ear.
He that sheweth contempt for his neighbour, lacketh sense, but, a man of understanding, observeth silence. He that goeth about talebearing, revealeth a secret, but, he that is faithful in spirit, concealeth a matter.
Sparing of his words, is one who valueth knowledge, and, of a thoughtful spirit, is a man of intelligence. Even a fool, holding his peace, is accounted, wise, - He that closeth his lips, is thought to have understanding.
Ye know, my brethren beloved, - but let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,
Hence, our faith, cometh by something heard, and, that which is heard, through a declaration of Christ.
And, with many different words, bare he frail witness, and went on exhorting them saying - Be saved from this perverse generation! They, therefore, who welcomed his word, were immersed; and there were added, on that day, about three thousand souls.
And, having arranged with him a day, there came unto him, to the lodging, a larger number; unto whom he proceeded to expound, bearing full witness as to the kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses, and from the prophets, - from morning till evening. And, some, indeed, were persuaded by the things that were spoken, whereas, others, disbelieved;
But, the Lord Christ, hallow ye in your hearts, ready always for a defence, unto every one that is asking you a reason concerning, the hope within you, - nevertheless, with meekness and reverence:
Who did not, a sin, commit, neither was deceit found in his mouth, - Who, being reviled, was not reviling again, suffering, he was not threatening, but was making surrender unto him that judgeth righteously, -
But, Jesus, was silent. And, the High-priest, said unto him: I put thee on oath, by the Living God, that, to us, thou say - Whether, thou, art the Christ, the Son of God.
But, he, was silent, and answered, nothing. Again, the High-priest was questioning him, and saith unto him - Art, thou, the Christ the Son of the Blessed?
When, therefore, Pilate heard this word, he was the more afraid; and entered into the judgment-hail again, and saith unto Jesus - Whence, art, thou? But, Jesus, gave him no, answer.
Broods of vipers! How can ye speak, good things, being, evil? For, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. The good man, out of the good treasure, putteth forth, good things; and, the evil man, out of the evil treasure, putteth forth, evil things. But I say unto you, That, every useless expression that men shall utter, they shall render, concerning it, an account, in a day of judgment;read more.
For, by thy words, shalt thou be, justified, and, by thy words, shalt thou be condemned.
For in his mouth is nothing worthy of trust, Their inward purpose, is engulphing ruin, - An opened sepulchre, is their throat, With their tongue, speak they smooth things.
O Yahweh! Who shall be a guest in thy tent? Who shall abide in thy holy mountain? Hath not carried slander on his tongue, hath not done his friend a wrong, nor, a reproach, taken up against his neighbour; Despised in his sight, is the reprobate, but, them who revere Yahweh, he doth honour, he hath sworn to his neighbour, and will not change;read more.
His silver, hath he not put out on interest, nor, a bribe against the innocent, hath he taken. He that doeth these things, shall not be shaken unto times age-abiding.
And, calling near the multitude, he said to them - Hear and understand! Not that which entereth into the mouth, defileth the man, but, that which proceedeth out of the mouth, the same, defileth the man, Then, coming near, his disciples say unto him - Knowest thou, that the Pharisees, hearing the word, were caused to stumble?read more.
And, he, answering, said - Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, will be uprooted: Let them alone! they are, blind leaders; and, if the, blind, lead the, blind, both, into a ditch, will fall. And Peter, answering, said unto him, Declare to us the parable. And, he, said, To this moment, are, ye also, without discernment? Perceive ye not that, every thing which entereth into the mouth, into the stomach, findeth way, and, into the draught, is passed; while, the things which proceed out of the mouth, out of the heart, come forth, and, they, defile the man. For, out of the heart, come forth wicked designs, - murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, profane speakings: these, are the things which defile the man, but, the eating with unwashed hands, doth not defile the man.
And, again calling near the multitude, he was saying unto them - Hearken to me, all! and understand: Nothing, is there, from without the man, entering into him, which can defile him; but, the things which, out of the man, come forth, are the things that defile the man. And, when he entered into a house from the multitudes, his disciples began to question him as to the parable;read more.
And he saith unto them - Thus, are, ye also, without discernment? Perceive ye not that, nothing, from without, entering into the man, can defile him; because it entereth not into his heart, but into his stomach, and, into the draught, is passed - purifying all foods? And he was saying - That which, out of the man, cometh forth, that, defileth the man; For, from within, out of the heart of men, the base designs, come forth, - fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, covetousnesses, knaveries, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, profane speaking, foolishness, - all these wicked things, from within, come forth, and defile, the man.
The good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth that which is good; and, the wicked man, out of the wicked heart, bringeth forth that which is wicked; for, out of an overflowing of heart, speaketh, his mouth.
If any thinketh he is observant of religion, not curbing his own tongue, but deceiving his own heart, this one's, religious observance is, vain:
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