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61 Bible Verses about Speech

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Titus 2:8

Your message is to be sound beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

Genesis 11:7

Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another’s speech.”

1 Corinthians 14:9

In the same way, unless you use your tongue for intelligible speech, how will what is spoken be known? For you will be speaking into the air.

Genesis 11:1

At one time the whole earth had the same language and vocabulary.

Psalm 55:21

His buttery words are smooth,
but war is in his heart.
His words are softer than oil,
but they are drawn swords.

1 Corinthians 1:5

that by Him you were enriched in everything—in all speech and all knowledge.

Psalm 19:3

There is no speech; there are no words;
their voice is not heard.

Zephaniah 3:9

For I will then restore
pure speech to the peoples
so that all of them may call
on the name of Yahweh
and serve Him with a single purpose.

1 Corinthians 2:1

When I came to you, brothers, announcing the testimony of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom.

Colossians 3:8

But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.

Psalm 19:2

Day after day they pour out speech;
night after night they communicate knowledge.

2 Corinthians 8:7

Now as you excel in everything—faith, speech, knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love for us—excel also in this grace.

Exodus 6:30

But Moses replied in the Lord’s presence, “Since I am such a poor speaker, how will Pharaoh listen to me?”

John 16:25

“I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. A time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.

2 Corinthians 11:6

Though untrained in public speaking, I am certainly not untrained in knowledge. Indeed, we have always made that clear to you in everything.

Colossians 2:4

I am saying this so that no one will deceive you with persuasive arguments.

2 Corinthians 10:10

For it is said, “His letters are weighty and powerful, but his physical presence is weak, and his public speaking is despicable.”

2 Corinthians 7:4

I have great confidence in you; I have great pride in you. I am filled with encouragement; I am overcome with joy in all our afflictions.

John 16:29

“Ah!” His disciples said. “Now You’re speaking plainly and not using any figurative language.

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Do not let your mouth bring guilt on you, and do not say in the presence of the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry with your words and destroy the work of your hands?

Exodus 4:10

But Moses replied to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent—either in the past or recently or since You have been speaking to Your servant—because I am slow and hesitant in speech.”

Matthew 26:73

After a little while those standing there approached and said to Peter, “You certainly are one of them, since even your accent gives you away.”

Isaiah 29:4

You will be brought down;
you will speak from the ground,
and your words will come from low in the dust.
Your voice will be like that of a spirit from the ground;
your speech will whisper from the dust.

1 Samuel 16:18

One of the young men answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the lyre. He is also a valiant man, a warrior, eloquent, handsome, and the Lord is with him.”

Nehemiah 13:24

Half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod or the language of one of the other peoples but could not speak Hebrew.

From Thematic Bible


Language » Called » Speech

Mark 14:70

But again he denied it. After a little while those standing there said to Peter again, “You certainly are one of them, since you’re also a Galilean!”

Acts 14:11

When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in the form of men!”

Rab-shakeh (rabshakeh) » Sent by » Sennacherib » Speech » Surrender of » Jeruslaem

2 Kings 19:4

Perhaps Yahweh your God will hear all the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria sent to mock the living God, and will rebuke him for the words that Yahweh your God has heard. Therefore, offer a prayer for the surviving remnant.’”

2 Kings 19:8

When the Rabshakeh heard that the king of Assyria had left Lachish, he returned and found him fighting against Libnah.

2 Kings 18:17-36

Then the king of Assyria sent the Tartan, the Rab-saris, and the Rabshakeh, along with a massive army, from Lachish to King Hezekiah at Jerusalem. They advanced and came to Jerusalem, and they took their position by the aqueduct of the upper pool, which is by the highway to the Fuller's Field. Then they called for the king, but Eliakim son of Hilkiah, who was in charge of the palace, Shebnah the court secretary, and Joah son of Asaph, the court historian, came out to them. Then the Rabshakeh said to them, "Tell Hezekiah this is what the great king, the king of Assyria, says: 'What are you relying on? read more.
You think mere words are strategy and strength for war. What are you now relying on so that you have rebelled against me? Look, you now trust in Egypt, the stalk of this splintered reed, which if a man leans on it will go into his palm and pierce it. This is how Pharaoh king of Egypt is to all who trust in him. Suppose you say to me: We trust in the Lord our God. Isn't He the One whose high places and altars Hezekiah has removed, saying to Judah and to Jerusalem: You must worship at this altar in Jerusalem?' "So now make a bargain with my master the king of Assyria. I'll give you 2,000 horses if you're able to supply riders for them! How then can you drive back a single officer among the least of my master's servants and trust in Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? Have I attacked this place to destroy it without the Lord's [approval]? The Lord said to me, 'Attack this land and destroy it.' " Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, Shebnah, and Joah said to the Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, since we understand [it] . Don't speak with us in Hebrew within earshot of the people on the wall." But the Rabshakeh said to them, "Has my master sent me only to your master and to you to speak these words? Hasn't [he] also [sent me] to the men who sit on the wall, [destined] with you to eat their own excrement and drink their own urine?" The Rabshakeh stood and called out loudly in Hebrew. Then he spoke: "Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria. This is what the king says: 'Don't let Hezekiah deceive you; he can't deliver you from my hand. Don't let Hezekiah persuade you to trust in the Lord by saying: Certainly the Lord will deliver us! This city will not be handed over to the king of Assyria.' "Don't listen to Hezekiah, for this is what the king of Assyria says: 'Make peace with me and surrender to me. Then every one of you may eat from his own vine and his own fig tree, and every one may drink water from his own cistern until I come and take you away to a land like your own land-a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey-so that you may live and not die. But don't listen to Hezekiah when he misleads you, saying: The Lord will deliver us. Has any of the gods of the nations ever delivered his land from the power of the king of Assyria? Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivvah? Have they delivered Samaria from my hand? Who among all the gods of the lands has delivered his land from my power? So how is the Lord to deliver Jerusalem?' " But the people kept silent; they answered him not a word, for the king's command was, "Don't answer him."

Speech » Evil, general references to

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are malicious and deceptive;
he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our bodies. It pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is set on fire by hell.

Speech » Admonitions concerning

Titus 2:8

Your message is to be sound beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

More verses: James 3:2

Speech » Plainness of

Acts 7:52

Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They even killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become.

Matthew 3:7

When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to the place of his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Uprightness » Should be in » Speech

Isaiah 33:15

The one who lives righteously
and speaks rightly,
who refuses gain from extortion,
whose hand never takes a bribe,
who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots
and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil

Topics on Speech

Beware Of Your Speech

59;3;5

So too, though the tongue is a small part of the body, it boasts great things. Consider how large a forest a small fire ignites.

Curbing Speech

18;13;13

Be quiet, and I will speak.
Let whatever comes happen to me.

Figures Of Speech

48;4;24

These things are illustrations, for the women represent the two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai and bears children into slavery—this is Hagar.

Let Your Speech Be Good

49;4;29

No foul language is to come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.

Powers Of Speech

20;18;21

Life and death are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Speech Impediments

2;4;10

But Moses replied to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent—either in the past or recently or since You have been speaking to Your servant—because I am slow and hesitant in speech.”

Speech, Negative Aspects Of

40;12;33-35

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.

Speech, Positive Aspects Of

19;19;14

May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable to You,
Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.

Speech, Power And Significance Of

20;18;21

Life and death are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Without Speech

19;19;3

There is no speech; there are no words;
their voice is not heard.

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