• James 3:2-12
    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. Indeed, we put bits in horses' mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. 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. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.
     
  • James 1:19-21
    So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
     
  • Proverbs 18:21
    Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
    And those who love it will eat its fruit.

     
  • Galatians 5:22-23
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
     
  • Psalm 15:1-3
    LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle?
    Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly,
    And works righteousness,
    And speaks the truth in his heart;
    He who does not backbite with his tongue,
    Nor does evil to his neighbor,
    Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend;

     
  • Proverbs 10:19
    In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,
    But he who restrains his lips is wise.

     
  • Matthew 7:2
    For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.
     
  • Matthew 12:36-37
    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."
     
  • Colossians 3:12
    Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
     
  • 2 Timothy 3:1-5
    But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
     
  • James 1:26
    If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.
     
  • James 3:17
    But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
     
  • Proverbs 13:3
    He who guards his mouth preserves his life,
    But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

     
  • Proverbs 15:1
    A soft answer turns away wrath,
    But a harsh word stirs up anger.

     
  • Proverbs 15:4
    A wholesome tongue is a tree of life,
    But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

     
  • Proverbs 21:23
    Whoever guards his mouth and tongue
    Keeps his soul from troubles.

     
  • Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
    Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.
    Do not be rash with your mouth,
    And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God.
    For God is in heaven, and you on earth;
    Therefore let your words be few.
    For a dream comes through much activity,
    And a fool's voice is known by his many words.
    When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it;
    For He has no pleasure in fools.
    Pay what you have vowed—
    Better not to vow than to vow and not pay. Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy the work of your hands? For in the multitude of dreams and many words there is also vanity. But fear God.
     
  • Matthew 12:34
    Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
     
  • John 8:44
    You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
     
  • 1 Corinthians 13:4
    Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
     
  • Ephesians 4:31
    Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
     
  • Proverbs 10:12
    Hatred stirs up strife,
    But love covers all sins.

     
  • Proverbs 13:17
    A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
    But a faithful ambassador brings health.

     
  • Proverbs 14:29
    He who is slow to wrath has great understanding,
    But he who is impulsive exalts folly.

     
  • Proverbs 16:24
    Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
    Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.

     
  • Proverbs 16:27
    An ungodly man digs up evil,
    And it is on his lips like a burning fire.

     
  • Proverbs 17:27
    He who has knowledge spares his words,
    And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.

     
  • Proverbs 25:11
    A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
    In settings of silver.

     
  • Proverbs 26:28
    A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it,
    And a flattering mouth works ruin.
     
  • Isaiah 50:4
    “ 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 53:7
    He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
    Yet He opened not His mouth;
    He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
    And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    So He opened not His mouth.

     
  • Isaiah 53:9
    And they made His grave with the wicked—
    But with the rich at His death,
    Because He had done no violence,
    Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

     
  • Matthew 5:5
    Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.

     
  • Matthew 5:9
    Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.

     
  • Matthew 5:44
    But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
     
  • Matthew 18:15
    "Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.
     
  • Colossians 4:6
    Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
     
  • James 5:12
    But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your "Yes" be "Yes," and your "No," "No," lest you fall into judgment.
     
  • 1 Peter 2:21
    For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:

     
  • 1 Peter 2:23
    who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
     
  • 1 Peter 3:8
    Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
     
  • 1 John 3:18
    My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
     
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