'Speech' in the Bible
Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, hear my voice. You wives of Lamech, listen to my speech, for I have slain a man for wounding me, a young man for bruising me.
The whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
Come, let's go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
Moses said to Yahweh, "O Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue."
My doctrine shall drop as the rain. My speech shall condense as the dew, as the small rain on the tender grass, as the showers on the herb.
Then one of the young men answered, and said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a comely person; and Yahweh is with him."
King David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, "Speak to the elders of Judah, saying, 'Why are you the last to bring the king back to his house? Since the speech of all Israel has come to the king, to return him to his house.
The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
and their children spoke half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people.
He removes the speech of those who are trusted, and takes away the understanding of the elders.
Hear diligently my speech. Let my declaration be in your ears.
"Listen diligently to my speech. Let this be your consolation.
If it isn't so now, who will prove me a liar, and make my speech worth nothing?"
After my words they didn't speak again. My speech fell on them.
"However, Job, please hear my speech, and listen to all my words.
I have called on you, for you will answer me, God. Turn your ear to me. Hear my speech.
Day after day they pour forth speech, and night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.
Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince.
When his speech is charming, don't believe him; for there are seven abominations in his heart.
For as a dream comes with a multitude of cares, so a fool's speech with a multitude of words.
Give ear, and hear my voice! Listen, and hear my speech!
You will be brought down, and will speak out of the ground. Your speech will mumble out of the dust. Your voice will be as of one who has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and your speech will whisper out of the dust.
Rise up, you women who are at ease! Hear my voice! You careless daughters, give ear to my speech!
You will no longer see the fierce people, a people of a deep speech that you can't comprehend, with a strange language that you can't understand.
Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, Yet again shall they use this speech in the land of Judah and in its cities, when I shall bring again their captivity: Yahweh bless you, habitation of righteousness, mountain of holiness.
For you are 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 you can not understand. Surely, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you.
Her rich men are full of violence, her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.
After a little while those who stood by came and said to Peter, "Surely you are also one of them, for your speech makes you known."
They brought to him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech. They begged him to lay his hand on him.
But he again denied it. After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, "You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it."
Why don't you understand my speech? Because you can't hear my word.
I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. But the time is coming when I will no more speak to you in figures of speech, but will tell you plainly about the Father.
His disciples said to him, "Behold, now you speak plainly, and speak no figures of speech.
On an appointed day, Herod dressed himself in royal clothing, sat on the throne, and gave a speech to them.
On the first day of the week, when the disciples were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and continued his speech until midnight.
For those who are such don't serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and flattering speech, they deceive the hearts of the innocent.
that in everything you were enriched in him, in all speech and all knowledge;
When I came to you, brothers, I didn't come with excellence of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.
My speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech,
Great is my boldness of speech toward you. Great is my boasting 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 is despised."
But though I am unskilled in speech, yet I am not unskilled in knowledge. No, in every way we have been revealed to you in all things.
Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Now this I say that no one may delude you with persuasiveness of speech.
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.