'Speech' in the Bible
Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another's speech."
But Moses replied to the Lord, "Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent-either in the past or recently or since You have been speaking to Your servant-because I am slow and hesitant in speech."
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?"
He deprives trusted advisers of speech and takes away the elders' good judgment.
If this is not true, then who can prove me a liar and show that my speech is worthless?
After a word from me they did not speak again; my speech settled on them [like dew].
But now, Job, pay attention to my speech, and listen to all my words.
Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge.
There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard.
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech.
Lord, confuse and confound their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city;
To fear the Lord is to hate evil. I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech.
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 the righteous escapes from trouble.
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.
Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning.
A wise heart instructs its mouth and increases learning with its speech.
A worthless man digs up evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
Excessive speech is not appropriate on a fool's lips; how much worse are lies for a ruler.
One with a twisted mind will not succeed, and one with deceitful speech will fall into ruin.
A hateful person disguises himself with his speech and harbors deceit within.
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.
So He will speak to this people with stammering speech and in a foreign language.
You will be brought down; you will speak from the ground, and your words will come from low in the dust. Your voice will be like that of a spirit from the ground; your speech will whisper from the dust.
those who, with [their] speech, accuse a person of wrongdoing, who set a trap at the gate for the mediator, and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.
You will no longer see the barbarians, a people whose speech is difficult to comprehend- who stammer in a language that is not understood.
I am about to bring a nation from far away against you, house of Israel. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. It is an established nation, an ancient nation, a nation whose language you do not know and whose speech you do not understand.
For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech or difficult language but to the house of Israel.
[You are] not [being sent] to many peoples of unintelligible speech or difficult language, whose words you cannot understand. No doubt, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you.
For I will then restore pure speech to the peoples so that all of them may call on the name of Yahweh and serve Him with a single purpose.
They brought to Him a deaf man who also had a speech difficulty, and begged Jesus to lay His hand on him.
Immediately his ears were opened, his speech difficulty was removed, and he began to speak clearly.
"What things?" He asked them. So they said to Him, "The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a Prophet powerful in action and speech before God and all the people,
"I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. A time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.
Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech.
So Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was powerful in his speech and actions.
When I came to you, brothers, announcing the testimony of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom.
My speech and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and power,
In the same way, unless you use your tongue for intelligible speech, how will what is spoken be known? For you will be speaking into the air.
Now as you excel in everything-in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us-excel also in this grace.
Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.
For we never used flattering speech, as you know, or had greedy motives-God is our witness-
No one should despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding irreverent, empty speech and contradictions from the "knowledge" that falsely bears that name.
But avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of godlessness.
If anyone speaks, [his speech should be] like the oracles of God; if anyone serves, [his service should be] from the strength God provides, so that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To Him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.