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66 Bible Verses about Speaking - KJV & ESV


A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.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.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue:
and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.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.
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:
but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise:
and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life:
but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
A gentle tongue is a tree of life,
but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.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.
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all
such as are appointed to destruction.
Open your mouth for the mute,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,
and a word in season, how good it is!
ESV | joy
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin:
but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
ESV | sin
A soft answer turneth away wrath:
but grievous words stir up anger.
A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.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.
A talebearer revealeth secrets:
but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets,
but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.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 are gracious;
but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor,
but the lips of a fool consume him.
Let my mouth be filled with thy praise
and with thy honour all the day.
My mouth is filled with your praise,
and with your glory all the day.
Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.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.
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.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.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.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.
Without counsel purposes are disappointed:
but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
Without counsel plans fail,
but with many advisers they succeed.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.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.
O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name:
make known his deeds among the people.
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Bible verse of the day
acts 2:38
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
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