Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned
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.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
A gentle[a] tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor,[a] but the lips of a fool consume him.
But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 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. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.
To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!