'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 for wounding me, And a young man for bruising me:
And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
And Moses said unto Jehovah, Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
My doctrine shall drop as the rain; My speech shall distil as the dew, As the small rain upon the tender grass, And as the showers upon the herb.
Then answered one of the young men, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Beth-lehemite, that is skilful in playing, and a mighty man of valor, and a man of war, and prudent in speech, and a comely person; and Jehovah is with him.
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, to bring him to his house.
And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
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.
He removeth the speech of the trusty, And taketh away the understanding of the elders.
Hear diligently my speech, And let my declaration be in your ears.
Hear diligently my speech; And let this be your consolations.
And if it be not so now, who will prove me a liar, And make my speech nothing worth?
After my words they spake not again; And my speech distilled upon them.
Howbeit, Job, I pray thee, hear my speech, And hearken to all my words.
Teach us what we shall say unto him; For we cannot set our speech in order by reason of darkness.
I have called upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God: Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
Day unto day uttereth speech, And night unto night showeth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language; Their voice is not heard.
With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield; With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along.
Excellent speech becometh not a fool; Much less do lying lips a prince.
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.
Rise up, ye women that are at ease, and hear my voice; ye careless daughters, give ear unto my speech.
Thou shalt not see the fierce people, a people of a deep speech that thou canst not comprehend, of a strange tongue that thou canst not understand.
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, Yet again shall they use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity: Jehovah bless thee, O habitation of righteousness, O mountain of holiness.
For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel;
not to many peoples of a strange speech and of a hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, if I sent thee to them, they would hearken unto thee.
But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil one .
And after a little while they that stood by came and said to Peter, Of a truth thou also art one of them; for thy speech maketh thee known.
And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to lay his hand upon him.
And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor.
Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word.
And when the multitude saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voice, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
And upon the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul discoursed with them, intending to depart on the morrow; and prolonged his speech until midnight.
For they that are such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and fair speech they beguile the hearts of the innocent.
And I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
So also ye, unless ye utter by the tongue speech easy to understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will be speaking into the air.
Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech,
Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying on your behalf: I am filled with comfort, I overflow with joy in all our affliction.
For, His letters, they say, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.
But though I be rude in speech, yet am I not in knowledge; nay, in every way have we made this manifest unto you in all things.
Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear.
This I say, that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech.
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.
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