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20 Bible Verses about Speech, Power And Significance Of

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James 3:1-12

My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we who are such shall pass a stricter trial than others: for in many things we all offend; and if any offend not in word, he is a compleat man, able to manage also the whole body. Behold we put bridles into the mouths of horses, that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body as we more.
Behold also the ships which are of so great bulk, and even when they are driven by hard winds, yet are turned about by a very small helm which way soever the pilot pleaseth. So the tongue is a small part of the body, yet boasteth great things. Behold how much fuel a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our several parts, defiling the whole body, inflaming the course of nature, and is set on fire by hell. For every kind of wild beasts, and birds, and reptiles, and fishes, is tamed and hath been tamed by mankind: but the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless God even the Father; and with it we curse men, who are made after the likeness of God: out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not so to be. Does a fountain from the same opening send forth sweet water and bitter? Can a fig-tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine figs? so can no fountain produce salt water and sweet.

Acts 2:40-41

And with many other words did he press and exhort them, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse generation. They therefore that received his word with readiness were baptized: and in that same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Acts 28:23-24

And having appointed him a day, many came to him at his lodging; to whom he discoursed and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them of the things concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses, and from the prophets, from morning till evening. And some regarded the things that were spoken, but others did not believe.

1 Peter 2:22-23

Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously.

Matthew 26:63

Then the high priest said to Him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us, if thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

Mark 14:61

but he held his peace, and made him no answer. So the high priest asked Him again, and saith to Him, Art thou the Messiah the Son of the blessed God?

Mark 15:5

but Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate was amazed.

Luke 23:9

And he asked Him many questions; but He answered him nothing:

John 19:8-9

Now when Pilate heard this he was the more afraid; and went into the palace again, and saith to Jesus, From whence art thou? but Jesus gave him no answer.

Matthew 12:34-37

O race of vipers, how can ye speak good things, who are yourselves so wicked? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart produceth good things; and a wicked man out of the wicked treasure uttereth wicked things: but I tell you, that of every idle word, which men shall speak, they shall give an account in the day of judgement; for by thy words thou shalt be justified,read more.
and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Matthew 15:10-20

And He called the multitude to Him, and said unto them, Hear and understand it: not that which goeth into the mouth defileth the man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this polluteth the man. Whereupon his disciples came and said to Him, Dost thou know that the pharisees, when they heard this assertion, were offended at it?read more.
But He answered and said, Every plantation which my heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up. Regard them not; for they are blind guides of the blind: and if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch. Then Peter answered, and said unto Him, Explain to us this parable. And Jesus replied, Are ye also still void of understanding? Do ye not yet know, that whatever goeth into the mouth passeth to the belly and is discharged downwards? But the things, which proceed out of the mouth, come from the heart, and those defile a man. For out of the heart proceed wicked disputings, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false-witnessings, slanders: these defile a man, but to eat without washing the hands doth not defile him.

Mark 7:14-23

And calling all the people to Him, He said unto them, Hear me all of you, and understand, There is nothing without a man, which entring into him can defile him: but the things proceeding from him are those which defile a man. If any one hath ears to hear, let him more.
And when He was come into the house, away from the multitude, his disciples asked Him concerning the meaning of the parable. And He saith unto them, Are ye so void of understanding also? Do ye not know, that whatsoever from without entreth into a man cannot defile him? because it entreth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all his food. But said He, What cometh out of a man, that defileth the man; for out of the heart of men proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murthers, thefts, avarice, malice, deceit, lasciviousness, envy, slander, pride, folly; all these evils come from within and defile the man.

Luke 6:45

A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

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