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.
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.
Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.
And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.”
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,
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