60 Bible Verses about Speaking
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives,
but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
and discerning if they hold their tongues.
The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply—
and how good is a timely word!
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
but the prudent hold their tongues.
My mouth is filled with your praise,
declaring your splendor all day long.
If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious,
but fools are consumed by their own lips.
A gossip betrays a confidence,
but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.
Plans fail for lack of counsel,
but with many advisers they succeed.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
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