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Scriptures Relating to Our Speech
A large selection of scriptures from God's word relating to "our speech" for personal edification or for bible study. All the scriptures have been taken from the New King James Bible unless otherwise stated. If you click on the scripture reference you will go to that scripture at 'Bible Gateway' where you can read it in the translation or language you want to.
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. Colossians 4:6(NKJV)
By long forbearance a ruler is persuaded,
and a gentle tongue breaks a bone. Proverbs 25:15(NKJV)
He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets;
therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips. Proverbs 20:19(NKJV)
A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment--how good it is! Proverbs 15:23(AMP)
For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. James 3:2(NKJV)
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord,
and all flesh shall bless His holy name
forever and ever. Psalm 145:21(NKJV)
These are the things you shall do:
speak each man the truth to his neighbor;
give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace. Zechariah 8:16(NKJV)
Therefore Eli said to Samuel, "Go, lie down; and it shall be, if He calls you, that you must say, 'Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears.'" So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
1 Samuel 3:9(NKJV)
Righteous lips are the delight of kings,
and they love him who speaks what is right. Proverbs 16:13(NKJV)
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,
but the words of the pure are pleasant. Proverbs 15:26(NKJV)
He who guards his mouth preserves his life,
but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. Proverbs 13:3(NKJV)
But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
The Lord God has given Me
the tongue of the learned,
that I should know how to speak
a word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
to hear as the learned. Isaiah 50:4(NKJV)
A soft answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1(NKJV)
The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly,
but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. Proverbs 15:2(NKJV)
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life,
but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. Proverbs 15:4(NKJV)
Sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you. Titus 2:8(NKJV)
To speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.
So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty.
But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.
A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;
from the produce of his lips he shall be filled. Proverbs 18:20(NKJV)
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21(NKJV)
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11(NKJV)
Set a guard, O Lord, before my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.