Is there no end to your empty words?
What provokes you that you continue testifying?
Should this stream of words go unanswered
and such a talker be acquitted?
Life and death are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
You boasted against Me with your mouth, and spoke many words against Me. I heard it Myself!
[“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You devour widows’ houses and make long prayers just for show. This is why you will receive a harsher punishment.]
On the first day of the week, we assembled to break bread. Paul spoke to them, and since he was about to depart the next day, he extended his message until midnight.
For when there are many words, they increase futility. What is the advantage for man?
When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,
but the one who controls his lips is wise.
The mind of the righteous person thinks before answering,
but the mouth of the wicked blurts out evil things.
Yet the fool multiplies words.
No one knows what will happen,
and who can tell anyone what will happen after him?
For dreams result from much work and a fool’s voice from many words.
Does a wise man answer with empty counsel
or fill himself with the hot east wind?
The one who guards his mouth protects his life;
the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.
Job opens his mouth in vain
and multiplies words without knowledge.