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55 Bible Verses about Speech, Power And Significance Of

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James 3:1-12

Many teachers become not, my brethren, having known that greater judgment we shall receive, for we all make many stumbles; if any one in word doth not stumble, this one is a perfect man, able to bridle also the whole body; lo, the bits we put into the mouths of the horses for their obeying us, and their whole body we turn about;read more.
lo, also the ships, being so great, and by fierce winds being driven, are led about by a very small helm, whithersoever the impulse of the helmsman doth counsel, so also the tongue is a little member, and doth boast greatly; lo, a little fire how much wood it doth kindle! and the tongue is a fire, the world of the unrighteousness, so the tongue is set in our members, which is spotting our whole body, and is setting on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by the gehenna. For every nature, both of beasts and of fowls, both of creeping things and things of the sea, is subdued, and hath been subdued, by the human nature, and the tongue no one of men is able to subdue, it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison, with it we do bless the God and Father, and with it we do curse the men made according to the similitude of God; out of the same mouth doth come forth blessing and cursing; it doth not need, my brethren, these things so to happen; doth the fountain out of the same opening pour forth the sweet and the bitter? is a fig-tree able, my brethren, olives to make? or a vine figs? so no fountain salt and sweet water is able to make.

Proverbs 15:2

The tongue of the wise maketh knowledge good, And the mouth of fools uttereth folly.

Proverbs 12:13-14

In transgression of the lips is the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress. From the fruit of the mouth is one satisfied with good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.

Psalm 140:9

The chief of my surrounders, The perverseness of their lips covereth them.

Proverbs 10:14

The wise lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool is near ruin.

Proverbs 18:6-7

The lips of a fool enter into strife, And his mouth for stripes calleth. The mouth of a fool is ruin to him, And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 11:9

With the mouth a hypocrite corrupteth his friend, And by knowledge the righteous are drawn out.

Job 19:2

Till when do ye afflict my soul, And bruise me with words?

Psalm 55:20-21

He hath sent forth his hands against his well-wishers, He hath polluted his covenant. Sweeter than honey hath been his mouth, And his heart is war! Softer have been his words than oil, And they are drawn swords.

Psalm 57:4

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

Psalm 64:3-4

Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, They directed their arrow -- a bitter word. To shoot in secret places the perfect, Suddenly they shoot him, and fear not.

Proverbs 12:6

The words of the wicked are: 'Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.

Proverbs 16:27

A worthless man is preparing evil, And on his lips -- as a burning fire.

Proverbs 10:20-21

The tongue of the righteous is chosen silver, The heart of the wicked -- as a little thing. The lips of the righteous delight many, And fools for lack of heart die.

Proverbs 16:21

To the wise in heart is called, 'Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.

Proverbs 25:11-12

Apples of gold in imagery of silver, Is the word spoken at its fit times. A ring of gold, and an ornament of pure gold, Is the wise reprover to an attentive ear.

Proverbs 11:12-13

Whoso is despising his neighbour lacketh heart, And a man of understanding keepeth silence. A busybody is revealing secret counsel, And the faithful of spirit is covering the matter.

1 Samuel 10:27

and the sons of worthlessness have said, 'What! this one doth save us!' and they despise him, and have not brought to him a present; and he is as one deaf.

Proverbs 10:19

In the abundance of words transgression ceaseth not, And whoso is restraining his lips is wise.

Proverbs 17:27-28

One acquainted with knowledge is sparing his words, And the cool of temper is a man of understanding. Even a fool keeping silence is reckoned wise, He who is shutting his lips intelligent!

Proverbs 26:4

Answer not a fool according to his folly, Lest thou be like to him -- even thou.

Zephaniah 1:7

Hush! because of the Lord Jehovah, For near is a day of Jehovah, For prepared hath Jehovah a sacrifice, He hath sanctified His invited ones.

Acts 2:40-41

Also with many more other words he was testifying and exhorting, saying, 'Be saved from this perverse generation;' then those, indeed, who did gladly receive his word were baptized, and there were added on that day, as it were, three thousand souls,

Acts 28:23-24

and having appointed him a day, they came, more of them unto him, to the lodging, to whom he was expounding, testifying fully the reign of God, persuading them also of the things concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses, and the prophets, from morning till evening, and, some, indeed, were believing the things spoken, and some were not believing.

1 Peter 2:22-23

who did not commit sin, nor was guile found in his mouth, who being reviled -- was not reviling again, suffering -- was not threatening, and was committing himself to Him who is judging righteously,

Matthew 26:63

and Jesus was silent. And the chief priest answering said to him, 'I adjure thee, by the living God, that thou mayest say to us, if thou art the Christ -- the Son of God.'

Mark 14:61

and he was keeping silent, and did not answer anything. Again the chief priest was questioning him, and saith to him, 'Art thou the Christ -- the Son of the Blessed?'

Mark 15:5

and Jesus did no more answer anything, so that Pilate wondered.

Luke 23:9

and was questioning him in many words, and he answered him nothing.

John 19:8-9

When, therefore, Pilate heard this word, he was the more afraid, and entered again to the praetorium, and saith to Jesus, 'Whence art thou?' and Jesus gave him no answer.

Matthew 12:34-37

Brood of vipers! how are ye able to speak good things -- being evil? for out of the abundance of the heart doth the mouth speak. The good man out of the good treasure of the heart doth put forth the good things, and the evil man out of the evil treasure doth put forth evil things. 'And I say to you, that every idle word that men may speak, they shall give for it a reckoning in a day of judgment;read more.
for from thy words thou shalt be declared righteous, and from thy words thou shalt be declared unrighteous.'

Psalm 15:1-5

A Psalm of David. Jehovah, who doth sojourn in Thy tent? Who doth dwell in Thy holy hill? He who is walking uprightly, And working righteousness, And speaking truth in his heart. He hath not slandered by his tongue, He hath not done to his friend evil; And reproach he hath not lifted up Against his more.
Despised in his eyes is a rejected one, And those fearing Jehovah he doth honour. He hath sworn to suffer evil, and changeth not; His silver he hath not given in usury, And a bribe against the innocent Hath not taken; Whoso is doing these is not moved to the age!

Matthew 15:10-20

And having called near the multitude, he said to them, 'Hear and understand: not that which is coming into the mouth doth defile the man, but that which is coming forth from the mouth, this defileth the man.' Then his disciples having come near, said to him, 'Hast thou known that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were stumbled?'read more.
And he answering said, 'Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant shall be rooted up; let them alone, guides they are -- blind of blind; and if blind may guide blind, both into a ditch shall fall.' And Peter answering said to him, 'Explain to us this simile.' And Jesus said, 'Are ye also yet without understanding? do ye not understand that all that is going into the mouth doth pass into the belly, and into the drain is cast forth? but the things coming forth from the mouth from the heart do come forth, and these defile the man; for out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, whoredoms, thefts, false witnessings, evil speakings: these are the things defiling the man; but to eat with unwashen hands doth not defile the man.'

Mark 7:14-23

And having called near all the multitude, he said to them, 'Hearken to me, ye all, and understand; there is nothing from without the man entering into him that is able to defile him, but the things coming out from him, those are the things defiling the man. If any hath ears to hear -- let him hear.'read more.
And when he entered into a house from the multitude, his disciples were questioning him about the simile, and he saith to them, 'So also ye are without understanding! Do ye not perceive that nothing from without entering into the man is able to defile him? because it doth not enter into his heart, but into the belly, and into the drain it doth go out, purifying all the meats.' And he said -- 'That which is coming out from the man, that doth defile the man; for from within, out of the heart of men, the evil reasonings do come forth, adulteries, whoredoms, murders, thefts, covetous desires, wickedness, deceit, arrogance, an evil eye, evil speaking, pride, foolishness; all these evils do come forth from within, and they defile the man.'

Luke 6:45

The good man out of the good treasure of his heart doth bring forth that which is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart doth bring forth that which is evil; for out of the abounding of the heart doth his mouth speak.

Revelation 14:5

and in their mouth there was not found guile, for unblemished are they before the throne of God.

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