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66 Bible Verses about Speaking - ESV

English Standard Version (ESV)
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
A gentle tongue is a tree of life,
but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.
Open your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.
To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,
and a word in season, how good it is!
When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets,
but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor,
but the lips of a fool consume him.
My mouth is filled with your praise,
and with your glory all the day.
Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.
And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Without counsel plans fail,
but with many advisers they succeed.
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Bible verse of the day
proverbs 29:25
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
Proverbs 29:25 | NIV | 11/15/2018
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