100 Bible Verses about Speak

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

James 1:19 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

James 1:26 ESV / 16 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Luke 6:45 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 18:15 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

James 5:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

John 3:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 14 helpful votes

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Acts 2:38 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

John 12:49 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.

Matthew 12:37 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

Psalm 34:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 Peter 3:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

James 3:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Matthew 6:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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.

Ecclesiastes 10:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.

Proverbs 31:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.

Proverbs 17:28 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

James 3:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

Ephesians 5:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

Romans 8:26 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 10:32 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.

1 John 3:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

James 3:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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!

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Acts 4:31 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

John 14:27 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Luke 12:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Proverbs 31:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

Proverbs 15:28 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

Proverbs 11:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

Proverbs 11:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

Proverbs 10:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.

Titus 3:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

John 15:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

1 Peter 3:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

James 1:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

1 Corinthians 13:1-2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Acts 18:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent,

Acts 2:3-4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Ecclesiastes 3:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Proverbs 10:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.

Psalm 34:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 19:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.

1 John 4:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.

1 Peter 3:10-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Ephesians 5:11-12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.

1 Corinthians 14:1-40 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. Now I want you all to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be built up. ...

1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Acts 11:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning.

John 14:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 6 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

John 15:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

Psalm 71:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.

1 Kings 1:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” And he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

1 John 5:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

1 John 4:6-7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 3:17-18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.

1 John 1:8-9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 Peter 3:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When they see your respectful and pure conduct.

1 Peter 2:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

James 3:17-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

James 2:17-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

James 2:11-13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

James 1:25-26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Hebrews 13:1-3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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.

Hebrews 3:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

2 Timothy 4:2-3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

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