'Speech' in the Bible
Then Moses said to the Lord, "O my Lord, I am not an eloquent man, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant, for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue."
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.
He deprives the trusted advisers of speech and takes away the discernment of elders.
There is no actual speech or word, nor is its voice literally heard.
Then make sure you don't speak evil words or use deceptive speech!
Remove perverse speech from your mouth; keep devious talk far from your lips.
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.
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 evil person is ensnared by the transgression of his speech, but the righteous person escapes out of trouble.
From the fruit of his speech a person eats good things, but the faithless desire the fruit of violence.
In the speech of a fool is a rod for his back, but the words of the wise protect them.
Speech that heals is like a life-giving tree, but a perverse tongue breaks the spirit.
The one who is wise in heart is called discerning, and kind speech increases persuasiveness.
A wise person's heart makes his speech wise and it adds persuasiveness to his words.
Excessive speech is not becoming for a fool; how much less are lies for a ruler!
The one who has a perverse heart does not find good, and the one who is deceitful in speech falls into trouble.
Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his speech and is a fool.
The one who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious -- the king will be his friend.
You will no longer see a defiant people whose language you do not comprehend, whose derisive speech you do not understand.
For you are not being sent to a people of unintelligible speech and difficult language, but to the house of Israel --
not to many peoples of unintelligible speech and difficult language, whose words you cannot understand -- surely if I had sent you to them, they would listen to you!
Then I said, "O sovereign Lord! They are saying of me, 'Does he not simply speak in eloquent figures of speech?'"
You exalted yourselves against me with your speech and hurled many insults against me -- I have heard them all!
"I have told you these things in obscure figures of speech; a time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in obscure figures, but will tell you plainly about the Father.
His disciples said, "Look, now you are speaking plainly and not in obscure figures of speech!
On a day determined in advance, Herod put on his royal robes, sat down on the judgment seat, and made a speech to them.
Both Judas and Silas, who were prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brothers with a long speech.
For you were made rich in every way in him, in all your speech and in every kind of knowledge --
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel -- and not with clever speech, so that the cross of Christ would not become useless.
But as you excel in everything -- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, and in all eagerness and in the love from us that is in you -- make sure that you excel in this act of kindness too.
because some say, "His letters are weighty and forceful, but his physical presence is weak and his speech is of no account."
Neither should there be vulgar speech, foolish talk, or coarse jesting -- all of which are out of character -- but rather thanksgiving.
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer everyone.
For we never appeared with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed -- God is our witness --
Therefore, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold on to the traditions that we taught you, whether by speech or by letter.
Let no one look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in your speech, conduct, love, faithfulness, and purity.
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