Here are 90 Bible verses about our tongue from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.
James 3:8 KJV
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Proverbs 18:21 KJV
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Matthew 12:36-37 KJV
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.
Proverbs 21:23 KJV
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Ephesians 4:29 KJV
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.
Proverbs 12:18 KJV
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
James 1:26 KJV
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
Proverbs 15:4 KJV
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV
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.
Psalms 39:1 KJV
I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
1 Peter 3:10 KJV
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
Matthew 5:22 KJV
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.
Proverbs 19:5 KJV
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
Hebrews 4:12 KJV
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Luke 6:45 KJV
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.
1 Peter 2:1 KJV
Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
Proverbs 25:18 KJV
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
Psalms 12:3-4 KJV
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?
Matthew 5:33-37 KJV
Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
1 John 1:9 KJV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Revelation 21:8 KJV
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Proverbs 5:4 KJV
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
James 3:5 KJV
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
James 3:10 KJV
Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Proverbs 10:19 KJV
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
Psalms 73:26 KJV
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Proverbs 25:15 KJV
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
2 Timothy 3:16 KJV
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
James 1:19 KJV
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
1 John 1:8-10 KJV
If we say that 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. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Proverbs 15:1 KJV
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Isaiah 50:4 KJV
The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
Proverbs 13:3 KJV
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Psalms 34:13 KJV
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Matthew 12:36 KJV
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Deuteronomy 18:15 KJV
The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
Proverbs 25:11 KJV
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Ephesians 5:4 KJV
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
John 3:18-19 KJV
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Psalms 141:3 KJV
Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
James 3:2 KJV
For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Philippians 2:11 KJV
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Romans 15:4 KJV
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Colossians 4:6 KJV
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Psalms 19:14 KJV
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 15:3 KJV
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
James 3:6 KJV
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.
John 3:16 KJV
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 1:1 KJV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
James 3:9 KJV
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
Matthew 15:11 KJV
Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
Proverbs 29:20 KJV
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
Proverbs 17:9 KJV
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
Psalms 37:30 KJV
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
Proverbs 17:27-28 KJV
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Proverbs 18:13 KJV
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
Proverbs 15:28 KJV
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
Romans 3:13 KJV
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
Matthew 12:30 KJV
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
Proverbs 18:8 KJV
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs 16:28 KJV
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Proverbs 16:24 KJV
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Proverbs 15:2 KJV
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Ecclesiastes 5:2 KJV
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.
Proverbs 31:26 KJV
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Psalms 110:1 KJV
The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Psalms 68:19 KJV
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
James 3:1 KJV
My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
James 1:19-20 KJV
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Matthew 12:37 KJV
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Matthew 12:34 KJV
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Proverbs 15:23 KJV
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Proverbs 6:17 KJV
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Psalms 71:24 KJV
My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
Psalms 35:28 KJV
And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
Exodus 3:14 KJV
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
1 Peter 3:15 KJV
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:
Romans 10:9 KJV
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Acts 2:38 KJV
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 1:8 KJV
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Ecclesiastes 3:7 KJV
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Proverbs 26:20 KJV
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Proverbs 25:23 KJV
The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
Proverbs 17:27 KJV
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Proverbs 16:27 KJV
An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
Proverbs 11:13 KJV
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
Proverbs 8:9 KJV
They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
Psalms 5:9 KJV
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
Proverbs 11:12 KJV
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
James 3:13 KJV
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.