JOB 2:10 NKJV
But he said to her, "You speak as
one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good
from God, and shall we not accept adversity?" In all this
Job did not sin with his lips.
PSALM 15:3 NKJV
He who does not backbite with his
tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor, Nor does he take up a
reproach against his friend;
PSALM 34:13 NKJV
Keep your tongue from evil, and
your lips from speaking guile.
PSALM 37:30 NKJV
The mouth of the righteous speaks
wisdom, And his tongue talks of justice.
PSALM 39:1 NKJV
I said, "I will guard my ways, Lest
I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a
muzzle, While the wicked are before me."
PSALM 45:2 NKJV
You are fairer than the sons of
men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has
blessed You forever.
PSALM 64:8 NKJV
So He will make them stumble over
their own tongue; All who see them shall flee away.
PSALM 140:3 NKJV
They sharpen their tongues like a
serpent; The poison of asps is under their lips.
PSALM 140:9 NKJV
"As for the head of those who
surround me, Let the evil of their lips cover them;
PROVERBS 10:14 NKJV
Wise people store up knowledge, But
the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
PROVERBS 10:18-21 NKJV
18 Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, And
whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19 In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,
But he who restrains his lips is wise.
20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;
The heart of the wicked is worth little.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many, But
fools die for lack of wisdom.
PROVERBS 10:31-32 NKJV
31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth
wisdom, But the perverse tongue will be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is
acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.
PROVERBS 11:9 NKJV
The hypocrite with his mouth
destroys his neighbor, But through knowledge the righteous
will be delivered.
PROVERBS 12:13-14 NKJV
13 The wicked is ensnared by the transgression
of his lips, But the righteous will come through trouble.
14 A man will be satisfied with good by the
fruit of his mouth,
PROVERBS 12:23 NKJV
A prudent man conceals knowledge,
But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
PROVERBS 13:2-3 NKJV
2 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his
mouth, But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence
3 He who guards his mouth preserves his
life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
PROVERBS 13:16 NKJV
Every prudent man acts with
knowledge, But a fool lays open his folly.
PROVERBS 15:1-2 NKJV
1 A soft answer turns away wrath, But a
harsh word stirs up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge
rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth
PROVERBS 15:28 NKJV
The heart of the righteous studies
how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.
PROVERBS 16:23 NKJV
The heart of the wise teaches his
mouth, and adds learning to his lips.
PROVERBS 16:27-28 NKJV
27 An ungodly man digs up evil, And it is on his
lips like a burning fire.
28 A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer
separates the best of friends.
PROVERBS 18:6-8 NKJV
6 A fool's lips enter into contention, And
his mouth calls for blows.
7 A fools mouth is his destruction, And
his lips are the snare of his soul.
8 The words of a talebearer are like tasty
trifles, And they go down into the inmost body.
PROVERBS 18:20-21 NKJV
20 A man's stomach shall be satisfied from the
fruit of his mouth, And from the produce of his lips he
shall be filled.
21 Death and life are in the power of the
tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
PROVERBS 21:23 NKJV
Whoever guards his mouth and tongue
Keeps his soul from troubles.
ECCLESIASTES 5:2-3 NKJV
2 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
3 For a dream comes through much activity,
And a fool's voice is known by his many words.
ECCLESIASTES 10:12-14 NKJV
12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious,
But the lips of a fool shall swallow him up;
13 The words of his mouth begin with
foolishness, And the end of his talk is raving madness.
14 A fool also multiplies words. No man knows
what is to be; Who can tell him what will be after him?
MATTHEW 12:34-37 NKJV
34 "Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil,
speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the
35 "A good man out of the good treasure of his
heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the
evil treasure brings forth evil things.
36 "But I say to you that for every idle word
men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of
37 "For by your words you will be justified, and
by your words you will be condemned."
MATTHEW 15:7-11 NKJV
7 "Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy
about you, saying:
8 'These people draw near to Me with their
mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far
9 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as
commandments of men.'"
10 Then He called the multitude and said to
them, "Hear and understand:
11 "Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man;
but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."
MATTHEW 15:17-20 NKJV
17 "Do you not yet understand that whatever
enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated?
18 "But those things which proceed out of the
mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.
19 "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts,
murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness,
20 "These are the things which defile a man, but
to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man."
LUKE 4:22 NKJV
So all bore witness to Him, and
marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His
mouth, And they said, "Is this not Joseph's son?"
LUKE 6:45 NKJV
"A good man out of the good
treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out
of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out
of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
EPHESIANS 4:31 NKJV
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger,
clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all
COLOSSIANS 3:8 NKJV
But now you must also put off all
these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out
of your mouth.
TITUS 3:1-3 NKJV
1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and
authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,
2 to speak evil of no one, to be
peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.
3 For we ourselves were also once foolish,
disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures,
living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.
JAMES 3:1-12 NKJV
1 My brethren, let not many of you become
teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.
2 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.
3 Indeed, we put bits in horses' mouths
that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body,
4 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.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member
and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little
6 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.
7 For every kind of beast and bird, of
reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed
8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an
unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With if we bless our God and Father, and
with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude
10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and
cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
11 Does a spring send forth fresh water and
bitter from the same opening?
12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or
a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring can yield both salt
water and fresh.
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