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The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
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.A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.
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.Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.
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.Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing.
The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
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.Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.Wise words bring approval, but fools are destroyed by their own words.
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.If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back.
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!
My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long.
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.Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the housetops for all to hear!
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.If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.
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 the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.

And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again.

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