Will your futile words of wind have no end? Or what makes you so bold to answer [me like this]?
Should not the multitude of words be answered? And should a man full of talk [and making such great professions] be pronounced free from guilt or blame?
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].
Thus you have boasted and magnified yourselves against Me with your mouth, multiplying your words against Me; I have heard it.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you swallow up widows' houses and for a pretense to cover it up make long prayers; therefore you will receive the greater condemnation and the heavier sentence.
And on the first day of the week, when we were assembled together to break bread [ the Lord's Supper], Paul discoursed with them, intending to leave the next morning; and he kept on with his message until midnight.
Seeing that there are [all these and] many other things and words that increase the emptiness, falsity, vainglory, and futility [of living], what profit and what outcome is there for man?
In a multitude of words transgression is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is prudent.
The mind of the [uncompromisingly] righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
A fool also multiplies words, though no man can tell what will be -- "and what will happen after he is gone, who can tell him?
For a dream comes with much business and painful effort, and a fool's voice with many words.
Should a wise man utter such windy knowledge [as we have just heard] and fill himself with the east wind [of withering, parching, and violent accusations]?
He who guards his mouth keeps his life, but he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Job uselessly opens his mouth and multiplies words without knowledge [drawing the worthless conclusion that the righteous have no more advantage than the wicked].