'Speech' in the Bible
And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
Now, go! I myself will help you with your speech, and I'll teach you what you are to say."
You're to speak to him and tell him what to say. I'll help both you and him with your speech, and I'll teach both of you what you are to do.
But Moses spoke before the Lord, saying, “Behold, the sons of Israel have not listened to me; how then will Pharaoh listen to me, for I am unskilled in speech?”
But Moses said before the Lord, “Behold, I am unskilled in speech; how then will Pharaoh listen to me?”
Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; do not mention the name of other gods [either in a blessing or in a curse]; do not let such speech be heard [coming] from your mouth.
Then the Lord put a speech in Balaam’s mouth, and said, “Return to Balak, and you shall speak thus.”
Balaam took up his [first] discourse (oracle) and said:“Balak, the king of Moab, has brought me from Aram (Syria),from the mountains of the east, [saying,]‘Come, curse [the descendants of] Jacob for me;And come, [violently] denounce Israel.’
Then the Lord met Balaam and put a speech in his mouth, and said, “Go back to Balak and you shall speak thus.”
Then he took up his [seventh] discourse (oracle) and said:“Alas, who can live unless God has ordained it?
Then the Lord spoke to you from the middle of the fire; you heard speech but you could not see anything -- only a voice was heard.
You must not twist justice, show favoritism, or take bribes, because a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the speech of the righteous.
And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid:
And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
She nagged him every day with this speech, pestering him until he was annoyed nearly to death.
While they were near Micah’s home, they recognized the speech of the young Levite. So they went over to him and asked, “Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place? What is keeping you here?”
One of the young men answered: "Look, I've seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is skilled in playing. The man is a valiant soldier, gifted in speech, and handsome. And the LORD is with him."
To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.
And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, Speak unto the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye the last to bring the king back to his house? seeing the speech of all Israel is come to the king, even to his house.
And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
and assemble an army like the army that you have lost in battle, horse for horse and chariot for chariot. Then we will fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.” And he listened to their words and did so.
Then they cried with a loud voice in the Jews' speech unto the people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to affright them, and to trouble them; that they might take the city.
And their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.
“How painful are words of honesty.But what does your argument prove?
Did you intend your words to reprove, even though the speech of a desperate person is just wind?
The ear scrutinizes speech just as the palate tastes food."
He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.
Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.
Should he engage in unprofitable argument, or give a speech that benefits no one?
Because your sin dictates your speech, you have chosen the language of the crafty.
“Are the consolations of God [as we have interpreted them to you] too trivial for you,[Or] were we too gentle toward you [in our first speech] to be effective?
Let him not trust in a worthless speech. He leads only himself astray, for emptiness will be his reward.
Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.
And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?
After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them.
"Look! I have waited to hear your speech, so I listened to your insights while you searched for the right words to say.
But now, Job, pay attention to my speech,and listen to all my words.
Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Keep your tongue from eviland your lips from deceitful speech.
Lord, confuse and confound their speech,for I see violence and strife in the city;
His speech was smoother than butter,But his heart was war;His words were softer than oil,Yet they were drawn swords.
Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword.They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,
He established it for a testimony in JosephWhen He went throughout the land of Egypt.I heard the language [of One whom] I did not know, saying,
When Israel came out of Egypt the household of Jacob from a people of foreign speech
To understand a proverb and a figure [of speech] or an enigma with its interpretation,And the words of the wise and their riddles [that require reflection].
Never talk deceptively and don't keep company with people whose speech is corrupt.
For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil.
If you have been snared with the words of your lips,If you have been trapped by the speech of your mouth,
A worthless man, a wicked man, goes around with devious speech,
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
Everything I have to say is just; there isn't anything corrupt or perverse in my speech.
To fear the Lord is to hate evil.I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct,and perverse speech.
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.
The teaching of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.
Wisdom characterizes the speech of the discerning, but the rod is for the backs of those lacking discernment.
Those who are wise store up knowledge, but foolish speech leads to imminent destruction.
The speech of the righteous bears the fruit of wisdom, but the one who speaks perversion will be destroyed.
The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing, but the speech of the wicked is perverse.
With his speech the godless person destroys his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush,but the speech of the upright rescues them.
An evil man is trapped by his rebellious speech,but a righteous one escapes from trouble.
By his fruitful speech a man can remain satisfied, and a man's handiwork will reward him.
Deceitful speech is reprehensible to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
From the fruit of his speech a person eats good things, but the faithless desire the fruit of violence.
The proud speech of a fool brings a rod of discipline,but the lips of the wise protect them.
Stay away from a foolish man;you will gain no knowledge from his speech.
A gentle statement is a tree of life, but perverted speech shatters the spirit.
Kings take pleasure in righteous speech; they treasure a person who speaks what is upright.
Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning,and pleasant speech increases learning.
A wise heart instructs its mouthand increases learning with its speech.
A worthless man digs up evil,and his speech is like a scorching fire.
Whoever practices evil pays attention to wicked speech, and the liar listens to malicious talk.
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
One with a twisted mind will not succeed,and one with deceitful speech will fall into ruin.
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrityThan he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.
Whoever loves purity and gracious speech will gain the king as his friend.
By patience and a calm spirit a ruler may be persuaded,And a soft and gentle tongue breaks the bone [of resistance].
A hateful person disguises himself with his speechand harbors deceit within.
When his speech is charming, don't believe him; for there are seven abominations in his heart.
Do not be hasty to speak, and do not be impulsive to make a speech before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.
For as a dream comes with a multitude of cares, so a fool's speech with a multitude of words.
Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands?
He begins his speech with foolishness, and concludes it with evil madness.
(The Shulammite Bride)“May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!” [Solomon arrives, she turns to him, saying,]“For your love is better than wine.
Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
“His mouth is full of sweetness;Yes, he is altogether lovely and desirable.This is my beloved and this is my friend,O daughters of Jerusalem.” Cross references: Song of Solomon 5:1 : John 16:33 Song of Solomon 5:2 : Job 11:13-15 Song of Solomon 5:3 : Is 32:9; Heb 3:15 Song of Solomon 5:8 : Ps 63:1 Song of Solomon 5:9 : John 10:26 Song of Solomon 5:10 : Ps 45:2; John 1:14 Song of Solomon 5:16 : Ps 92:15; Col 1:15 end of crossrefs
For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen,Because their speech and their actions are against the Lord,To rebel against His glorious presence.
"For the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and against Jerusalem; he will punish the speech that comes from that willful heart of Assyria's king and the haughty look in his eyes.
So He will speak to this peoplewith stammering speechand in a foreign language.
Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.
And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
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