Do not be hasty in word or impulsive
in thought to bring up a matter in the
presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on earth;
therefore let your words be few.
“For by your words you will be
justified, and by your words
you shall be condemned.”
Eccl. 5:3-7 For the dream comes
through much effort, and the voice of a fool through many words. When you
make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight
in fools. Pay what you vow! It is better that you should not vow
than that you should vow and not pay. Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the works of your hands? For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God.
Eccl. 10:12,14 Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him; Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?
Ezk. 12:25 “For I the LORD shall speak, and whatever word I speak will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, for in your days, O rebellious house, I shall speak the word and perform it,” declares the LORD GOD.’ ”
Matt. 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.’ ”
Matt. 12:36-37 “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgement. “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Matt.15:18 “But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.
Mk.13:11 “When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.
Prov. 18:6-7 A fool’s lips bring strife, and his mouth calls for blows. A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
Lev. 5:4 ‘Or if a person swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do evil or to do good, in whatever matter a man may speak thoughtlessly with an oath, and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty in one of these.
Num. 30:2 “If a man makes a vow to the LORD, or takes an oath to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
Duet. 23:23 “You shall be careful to perform what goes out from your lips, just as you have voluntarily vowed to the LORD your God, what you have promised.
2 Chron. 18:13 But Micaiah said, “ As the LORD lives, what my God says, that I will speak.”
Psalm 12:3-4 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things; Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?”
Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Thy sight,
Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 34:13 Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.
Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.
Psalm 39:1 I said, “I will guard my ways, That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle, While the wicked are in my presence.”
Psalm 49:3 Because Thy lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise Thee.
Psalm 49:3 My mouth will speak wisdom; And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.
Psalm 75:5 Do not lift up your horn on high, Do not speak with insolent pride.’ ”
Psalm 139:4 Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, Thou dost know it all.
Psalm 141:3 Set a guard , O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Prov. 4:24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put devious lips far from you.
Prov. 8:6-8 Of wisdom- “ Listen, for I shall speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will produce right things. “For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. “All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness;
There is nothing crooked or perverted in them.
Prov. 10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Prov. 10:19-21 When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise. The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little. The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for the lack of understanding.
Prov.12:18-19 There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Prov. 13:3 The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruins.
Prov. 15:4 A soothing tongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it crushes the spirit.
Prov. 15:1-2 A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.
Prov. 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.
Prov. 16:23-24 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds persuasiveness to his lips. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Prov. 17:7 Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.
Prov. 17:27-28 He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips is counted prudent.
Prov. 20:15 There is gold, and an abundance of jewels; But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.
Prov. 21: 23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles.
Prov. 23:9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Prov. 26:28 A lying tongue hates those it crushes, And a flattering mouth works ruin.
Prov. 27:2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
Isaiah 32:6 For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart inclines toward wickedness; To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD, To keep the hungry person unsatisfied And to withhold drink from the thirsty.
Lk. 12:3 “Accordingly,whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops.
Eph. 4:29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
Eph. 5:4 And there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
Col. 3:8 But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
Col. 3:17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
Titus 2:8 Sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.
James 1:19 This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;
James 3:5-6 So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boast of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire. And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.
James 3:8 But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.
Psalm 120:3 What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, You deceitful tongue?
James 3:2 For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.