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55 Bible Verses about Speech, Power And Significance Of

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James 3:1-12

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 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.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise, adorneth knowledge, - but, the month of dullards, belcheth out folly.

Proverbs 12:13-14

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.

Psalm 140:9

As for the head of them who surround me, Let the mischief of their lips cover them:

Proverbs 10:14

Wise men, treasure up knowledge, but, the mouth of the foolish, is a terror near at hand.

Proverbs 14:3

In the mouth of the foolish, is a haughty rod, but, as for the lips of the wise, thou shalt give heed to them!

Proverbs 18:6-7

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.

Proverbs 11:9

With the mouth, a profane man destroyeth his neighbour, but, through knowledge, shall righteous men be delivered.

Job 19:2

How long will ye grieve my soul? or crush me with words?

Psalm 55:20-21

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!

Psalm 57:4

My soul, is in the midst of lions, I lie down amidst flames, As for the sons of men, Their teeth, are spear and arrows, And, their tongue, is a sharp sword.

Psalm 64:3-4

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.

Proverbs 12:6

The words of the lawless, are - of lying in wait for blood, but, the mouth of the upright, shall deliver them.

Proverbs 16:27

An abandoned man, diggeth up mischief, - and, upon his lips, as it were a fire is scorching.

Proverbs 10:20-21

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.

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart, shall be called intelligent, and, sweetness of lips, increaseth persuasiveness.

Isaiah 50:4

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;

Proverbs 25:11-12

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.

Proverbs 11:12-13

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.

1 Samuel 10:27

But, abandoned men, said - How can this one save us? So they treated him with contempt, and brought him no present, - but he was as one that was deaf.

Proverbs 10:19

In the multitude of words, there wanteth not transgression, but, he that restraineth his lips, sheweth prudence.

Proverbs 17:27-28

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.

Proverbs 26:4

Do not answer a dullard, according to his folly, lest, even thou thyself, become like him;

Zephaniah 1:7

Hush! at the presence of My Lord, Yahweh, - for, near, is the day of Yahweh, for Yahweh hath prepared his sacrifice, hath hallowed his guests.

Acts 2:40-41

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.

Acts 28:23-24

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;

1 Peter 2:22-23

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, -

Matthew 26:63

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.

Mark 14:61

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?

Mark 15:5

But, Jesus, no further, answered, anything, so that Pilate began to marvel.

Luke 23:9

And he went on to question him in a good many words; but, he, answered him, nothing.

John 19:8-9

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.

Matthew 12:34-37

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.

Psalm 15:1-5

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.

Matthew 15:10-20

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.

Mark 7:14-23

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.

Luke 6:45

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.

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