Communication Quotes/Scriptures


Here are some of the most clever and insightful quotes about the importance of effective communication on our every day lives.  Some come from the rich and famous, but most are from the Lord Himself (Scroll down to “What the Lord Says About Communication”).  Enjoy!

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Fun Communication Quotes:
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“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” Mark Twain

“Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.” Elizabeth Harrison

“The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.” ~ George Jessel

“A leader must look and act the part if he is going to have the success needed for a proper command.”-General George Washington to his commanders

“Kind words don’t cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” -Blaise Pascal

“If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.” -Siddhārtha Gautama

“The most important communication isn’t the speech you’ll give to a crowd. It’s the conversations you’ll share w/friends & family.” -JoJo Tabares

“Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.” ~Mother Teresa

“Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.” -Winston Churchill

“The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.” Hubert H. Humphrey

“Be sincere; be brief; be seated.”  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt, on speech making

“The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.” -Joseph Priestley

“Communication works for those who work at it.” -John Powell

“Grievances create turmoil. Communication creates peace.” ~Wayne Dyer

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives” -Anthony Robbins

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” -Anthony Robbins

“If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be of no help.” -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.” -Bill Cosby

“Good communication does not mean that you have to speak in perfectly formed sentences and paragraphs. It isn’t about slickness. Simple and clear go a long way.” -John Kotter

“Storytellers, by the very act of telling, communicate a radical learning that changes lives and the world: telling stories is a universally accessible means through which people make meaning” -Chris Cavanaugh

“A wise man hears one word and understands two.” ~Yiddish Proverb

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~Mark Twain

“While you may manage to live your entire life without making a speech, you will not get through one day without communicating something to someone!” -JoJo Tabares

“I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”― Albert Einstein

“The short words are best, and the old words are best of all.” -Winston Churchill

“He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees.” -Benjamin Franklin

“It’s okay to have nothing to say…unless you’re talking.” -Author Unknown

“The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.” ~ Michael Faraday (1791-1867) English Scientist

“Speak when you’re angry, & you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” -Lawrence J Peter

“The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.” -Winston Churchill

“Tis better to be thought a fool, than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.” Samuel Johnson

“Never argue with a fool. Someone watching may not be able to tell the difference.” Unknown

“The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.” -Marty Feldman

“God didn’t make Cookie-Cutter People so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to communicating with them.” -JoJo Tabares

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.” Dale Carnegie

“Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there.” Thomas Berger

“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” Winston Churchill

“A clear vision is usually assumed and rarely communicated.”  Author Unknown

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” Benjamin Franklin

“He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.”~Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

“Persuasion is when you want someone to listen to you; annoyance is when they want you to listen to them!” -JoJo Tabares

“Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.” -Fred Allen

“Communication is the most important skill in life.” Stephen Covey, Author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw

“You will not persuade another by cutting off his argument. You will only stifle your understanding of how to answer him.” -JoJo Tabares

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” -Lee Iacocca

“Do not mistake speaking for communicating.  One involves an ability and the other mastery.” -JoJo Tabares

“The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it.” Unknown

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” -Sir Winston Churchill

“Do your best to communicate effectively while giving grace to others who misstep. Remember: when we put our best foot forward, we have yet to take another step.” -JoJo Tabares

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“The mind is like a TV set-when it goes blank, it’s a good idea to turn off the sound.” Anonymous

“Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.” Plato

“What people don’t understand is that a leader isn’t a leader until someone believes in him.  A leader has to communicate that he is worth following.” -JoJo Tabares

“Communication is the key to education, understanding and peace.” James Bryce

“What you are shouts so loud in my ears I cannot hear what you say.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” Ludwig Wittenstein

“Communication is all anyone ever gets paid for ultimately…and if you cannot effectively communicate, you will pay…not get paid!” Doug Firebaugh

“Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.” ~ Ira Gassen

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What the Lord Says About Communication:
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We understand that the Lord speaks of communication (our mouths, tongues and how we should speak to each other) THOUSANDS of times in His Word.  We have found hundreds and are working to add them all to this page.  If you have a favorite that is not represented here, please contact us!
(Note: BIble quotes are listed alphabetically by book first.  Each quote is then listed in scripture order.)

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Colossians:

“Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;  And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:” -Colossians 3:9-10

“And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.” Colossians 3:14

“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:6

1 Corinthians:
“I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;” -1 Cor 1:4-5

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“For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.  And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” -1 Corinthians 9:19-22

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.” 1 Cor 14:19

Ecclesiastes:
“A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;” Ecclesiastes 3:7
“Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.” Ecclesiastes 5:2

Ephesians:
“With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;” Ephesisans 4:2

“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” -Ephesians 4:15
“Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.” Ephesians 4:25
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29
“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:” Ephesians 4:31
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32
“Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.” Ephesians 5:4
“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” -Ephesians 6:4
Galations:
“But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.” Galations 5:15

“Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.” Galations 6:6

Isaiah:
“-So is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

James:

“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:”-James 1:19

“Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.  Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.  Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!  And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.” -James 3:3-6

“From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” James 4:1-3

Job:
“My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.” Job 27:4

Luke:
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” Luke 6:45

Matthew:
“But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” Matthew 5:22

“Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.” Matthew 5:25

“But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.”
Matthew 5:37

“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” Matthew 12:34-37

“Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.” Matthew 15:11

1Peter:
“For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.” 1Peter 2:15-16

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” 1Peter 3:15

Philemon:
“That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.” Philemon 1:6

Philippians:

“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” -Philippians 2:3-4

“Do all things without murmurings and disputings:” -Philippians 2:14

Proverbs:

“Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.” Proverbs 4:24

“For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:” Proverbs 5:3

“These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” -Proverbs 6:16-19

“With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.” -Proverbs 7:21

“The wise in heart accepts commands, but the chattering fool comes to ruin.” Proverbs 10:8

“In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.” -Proverbs 10:19

“The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgement.” Proverbs 10:21

“With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.” Proverbs 11:9

“The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.” Proverbs 12:13

“There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.” Proverbs 12:18

“Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.” -Proverbs 13:10

“A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.” -Proverbs 15:4

“A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!” Proverbs 15:23

“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24

“Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.” Proverbs 17:7

“He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.” -Proverbs 17:20

“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: &he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” -Proverbs 17:28

“A fool finds no pleasure in understanding, but delights in airing his own opinions.” Proverbs 18:2

“A fool’s mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.” Proverbs 18:7

“He who answers before listening-that is his folly and his shame.” Proverbs 18:13

“He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.” Proverbs 18:17

“An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of the citadel.” Proverbs 18:19

“From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.” Proverbs 18:20

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” -Proverbs 18:21

“It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.” Proverbs 20:3

“He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.” Proverbs 20:19

“Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.” Proverbs 20:22

“The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.” -Proverbs 21:6

“It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.” -Proverbs 21:19

“Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.” -Proverbs 21:23

“He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.” Proverbs 22:11

“Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.” -Proverbs 22:10

“The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.” -Proverbs 22:14

“Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.  For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.” -Proverbs 22:17-18

“Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.” -Proverbs 22:24-25

“If you argue your case with a neighbor,do not betray another man’s confidence,or he who hears it may shame you and you will never lose your bad reputation. ” Proverbs 25:9-10

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” Proverbs 25:11

“As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters. Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain. By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.” Proverbs 25:12-15

“Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee. A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.” Proverbs 25:17-18

“As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.” Proverbs 25:20

“It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to seek one’s own honor.Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.” Proverbs 25:27-28

“Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage. The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools. As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool. As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.” Proverbs 26:4-9

“As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport? Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation. Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.” Proverbs 26:18-28

“Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both. Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” -Proverbs 27:1-6

“Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.” -Proverbs 27:9

“He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.” -Proverbs 27:14

“A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.” -Proverbs 27:15

“As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man. Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise. ” -Proverbs 27: 19-21

“He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” -Proverbs 28:9

“He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.” -Proverbs 28:23

“He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.” Proverbs 28:25

“A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.” Proverbs 29:11

“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” Proverbs 30:5-6

“Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty. There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.” Proverbs 30:10-14

“The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.” Proverbs 30:17

“Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.” Proverbs 30:33

“She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.” Proverbs 31:26

Psalms:

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.” Psalm 1:1

“His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.” -Psalm 10:7

Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?” -Psalm 12:1-4

“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” Psalm 12:6

“Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.” -Psalm 15:1-5

“He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.” Psalm 24:4-5

“Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.” Psalm 31:18

“Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.” Psalm 31:20

“Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.” Psalm 34:13

“For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land. Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.” Psalm 35:20-21

“And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.” Psalm 35:28

“The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.” Psalm 36:1-3

“I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.” -Psalm 39:2

“My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” Psalm 45:1

“Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually. The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue. ” Psalm 52:1-4

“The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.” -Psalm 55:21

“For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.” -Psalm 59:12

“So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.” -Psalm 79:13

“Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.” -Psalm 101:5

“He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.” -Psalm 101:7

“How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” -Psalm 119:103

“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.” -Psalm 119:130

“My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.” -Psalm 119:172

“In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.  Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.  What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?  Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.” -Psalm 120:1-4

“Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.” -Psalm 141:3

Romans:

“Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,”  Romans 1:29-30

“Their throat [is] an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps [is] under their lips: Whose mouth [is] full of cursing and bitterness:” Romans 3:13-14

“Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.” -Romans 14:1-5

“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” -Romans 16:17-18

1 Samuel

“Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.” -1 Samuel 2:3

1 Thessalonians

“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” -1 Thessalonians 5:11

1 Timothy:

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12

2 Timothy:

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” -2 Timothy 1:7

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” -2 Timothy 2:15

“But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.” -2 Timothy 2:16

“But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” -2 Timothy 2:23-26

Titus:

“For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.” Titus 1:10-11

“In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.” Titus 2:7-8

“To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, [but] gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.” Titus 3:2

“But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.” Titus 3:9

Zechariah:

“These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.” -Zechariah 8:16-17

Zephaniah:

“The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make [them] afraid.” Zephaniah 3:13

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