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61 Bible Verses about Speech

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Titus 2:8

and soundness of speech that can't be condemned; that he who opposes you may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us.

1 Corinthians 14:9

So also you, unless you uttered by the tongue words easy to understand, how would it be known what is spoken? For you would be speaking into the air.

Genesis 11:1

The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

Psalm 55:21

His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

1 Corinthians 1:5

that in everything you were enriched in him, in all speech and all knowledge;

Psalm 19:3

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Zephaniah 3:9

For then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that they may all call on the name of Yahweh, to serve him shoulder to shoulder.

1 Corinthians 2:1

When I came to you, brothers, I didn't come with excellence of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

Colossians 3:8

but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.

Psalm 19:2

Day after day they pour forth speech, and night after night they display knowledge.

2 Corinthians 8:7

But as you abound in everything, in faith, utterance, knowledge, all earnestness, and in your love to us, see that you also abound in this grace.

Exodus 6:30

Moses said before Yahweh, "Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen to me?"

John 16:25

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

2 Corinthians 11:6

But though I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not unskilled in knowledge. No, in every way we have been revealed to you in all things.

Habakkuk 3:2

Yahweh, I have heard of your fame. I stand in awe of your deeds, Yahweh. Renew your work in the midst of the years. In the midst of the years make it known. In wrath, you remember mercy.

Colossians 2:4

Now this I say that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech.

Numbers 12:8

With him I will speak mouth to mouth, even plainly, and not in riddles; and he shall see Yahweh's form. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?"

Psalm 17:6

I have called on you, for you will answer me, God. Turn your ear to me. Hear my speech.

2 Corinthians 10:10

For, "His letters," they say, "are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is despised."

2 Corinthians 7:4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you. Great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I overflow with joy in all our affliction.

John 16:29

His disciples said to him, "Behold, now you speak plainly, and speak no figures of speech.

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Don't allow your mouth to lead you into sin. Don't protest before the messenger that this was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands?

Exodus 4:10

Moses said to Yahweh, "O Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue."

Matthew 26:73

After a little while those who stood by came and said to Peter, "Surely you are also one of them, for your speech makes you known."

Isaiah 29:4

You will be brought down, and will speak out of the ground. Your speech will mumble out of the dust. Your voice will be as of one who has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and your speech will whisper out of the dust.

1 Samuel 16:18

Then one of the young men answered, and said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a comely person; and Yahweh is with him."

Proverbs 7:21

With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him.

Nehemiah 13:24

and their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.

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Language » Called » Speech

Mark 14:70

But he again denied it. After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, "You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it."

Acts 14:11

When the multitude saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voice, saying in the language of Lycaonia, "The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!"

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

2 Kings 19:4

It may be Yahweh your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to defy the living God, and will rebuke the words which Yahweh your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.'"

2 Kings 19:8

So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah; for he had heard that he had departed from Lachish.

2 Kings 18:17-36

The king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great army to Jerusalem. They went up and came to Jerusalem. When they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the fuller's field. When they had called to the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebnah the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder. Rabshakeh said to them, "Say now to Hezekiah, 'Thus says the great king, the king of Assyria, "What confidence is this in which you trust? read more.
You say (but they are but vain words), 'There is counsel and strength for war.' Now on whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me? Now, behold, you trust in the staff of this bruised reed, even in Egypt. If a man leans on it, it will go into his hand, and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust on him. But if you tell me, 'We trust in Yahweh our God;' isn't that he whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, 'You shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?' Now therefore, please give pledges to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them. How then can you turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put your trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? Have I now come up without Yahweh against this place to destroy it? Yahweh said to me, 'Go up against this land, and destroy it.'"'" Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebnah, and Joah, said to Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it. Don't speak with us in the Jews' language, in the hearing of the people who are on the wall." But Rabshakeh said to them, "Has my master sent me to your master, and to you, to speak these words? Hasn't he sent me to the men who sit on the wall, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own water with you?" Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and spoke, saying, "Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria. Thus says the king, 'Don't let Hezekiah deceive you; for he will not be able to deliver you out of his hand. Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in Yahweh, saying, "Yahweh will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria." Don't listen to Hezekiah.' For thus says the king of Assyria, 'Make your peace with me, and come out to me; and everyone of you eat of his vine, and everyone of his fig tree, and everyone drink the waters of 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 of honey, that you may live, and not die. Don't listen to Hezekiah, when he persuades you, saying, "Yahweh will deliver us." Has any of the gods of the nations ever delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? Where are the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivvah? Have they delivered Samaria out of my hand? Who are they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of my hand, that Yahweh should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?'" But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Don't answer him."

Speech » Evil, general references to

Psalm 36:3

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit. He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.

Speech » Admonitions concerning

Titus 2:8

and soundness of speech that can't be condemned; that he who opposes you may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about us.

More verses: James 3:2

Speech » Plainness of

Acts 7:52

Which of the prophets didn't your fathers persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers.

Matthew 3:7

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Uprightness » Should be in » Speech

Isaiah 33:15

He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil --

Topics on Speech

Beware Of Your Speech

59;3;5

So the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest!

Curbing Speech

18;13;13

"Be silent, leave me alone, that I may speak. Let come on me what will.

Figures Of Speech

48;4;24

These things contain an allegory, for these are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children to bondage, which is Hagar.

Let Your Speech Be Good

49;4;29

Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Powers Of Speech

20;18;21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.

Speech Impediments

2;4;10

Moses said to Yahweh, "O Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue."

Speech, Negative Aspects Of

40;12;33-35

"Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by its fruit.

Speech, Positive Aspects Of

19;19;14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Yahweh, my rock, and my redeemer. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

Speech, Power And Significance Of

20;18;21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.

Without Speech

19;19;3

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.