100 Bible Verses about Power of the Tongue

Here are 100 Bible verses about power of the tongue, curated from both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, arranged from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 18:21 KJV

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

1 Peter 3:10 KJV

10 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:

Proverbs 15:1 KJV

1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Ephesians 4:29 KJV

29 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.

Psalm 141:3 KJV

3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Matthew 12:36-37 KJV

36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

James 1:26 KJV

26 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.

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Proverbs 12:18 KJV

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

James 3:8 KJV

8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Proverbs 15:4 KJV

4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

Proverbs 10:19 KJV

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

Proverbs 13:3 KJV

3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Psalm 19:14 KJV

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

James 3:6 KJV

6 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 1:19 KJV

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

Psalm 118:5 KJV

5 I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.

Proverbs 15:28 KJV

28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

Proverbs 21:23 KJV

23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

James 3:1-18 KJV

1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2 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. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4 Behold also the ships, which though …

Matthew 12:36 KJV

36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Psalm 34:13 KJV

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Philippians 2:14 KJV

14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

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Proverbs 15:2 KJV

2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Mark 11:23 KJV

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

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Proverbs 25:15 KJV

15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

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Hebrews 4:12 KJV

12 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.

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Proverbs 17:27 KJV

27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

James 3:5-8 KJV

5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 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. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is …

Matthew 15:18 KJV

18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

Proverbs 11:9 KJV

9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

Romans 10:9 KJV

9 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.

Matthew 12:37 KJV

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Proverbs 18:7 KJV

7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Proverbs 16:24 KJV

24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Leviticus 19:16 KJV

16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the Lord.

Ephesians 5:4 KJV

4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

Psalm 52:2 KJV

2 The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Colossians 3:8 KJV

8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Ephesians 4:25 KJV

25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

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James 3:5 KJV

5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

Proverbs 20:19 KJV

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

Colossians 4:6 KJV

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

Acts 2:38 KJV

38 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 2:4 KJV

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

James 3:1-12 KJV

1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2 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. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4 Behold also the ships, which though …

Proverbs 18:8 KJV

8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 6:16-17 KJV

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 29:11 KJV

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

Proverbs 16:28 KJV

28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

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Psalm 57:4 KJV

4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 15:1-3 KJV

1 Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? 2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. 3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

1 John 1:9 KJV

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Luke 6:45 KJV

45 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.

Proverbs 4:23 KJV

23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

1 Timothy 3:1-16 KJV

1 This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, …

James 3:2 KJV

2 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 4:13 KJV

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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John 8:44 KJV

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Proverbs 17:9 KJV

9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

Psalm 101:5 KJV

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

Proverbs 31:26 KJV

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

Proverbs 29:20 KJV

20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 6:1-35 KJV

1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, 2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. 3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend. 4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to …

Titus 3:2 KJV

2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

Ecclesiastes 3:7 KJV

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Proverbs 10:8 KJV

8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

James 3:9 KJV

9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

Proverbs 17:14 KJV

14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Proverbs 21:19 KJV

19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

James 4:11 KJV

11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

Proverbs 25:23 KJV

23 The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Proverbs 17:28 KJV

28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs 15:23 KJV

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

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Psalm 39:1 KJV

1 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 Corinthians 12:28 KJV

28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

Proverbs 26:20 KJV

20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

Proverbs 25:11 KJV

11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Proverbs 6:17 KJV

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 6:2 KJV

2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

1 Corinthians 14:1-40 KJV

1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. 2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown …

Matthew 15:11 KJV

11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

Proverbs 18:20-21 KJV

20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 25:18 KJV

18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Proverbs 18:20 KJV

20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

Proverbs 17:27-28 KJV

27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. 28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs 10:20 KJV

20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

Proverbs 10:11 KJV

11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Mark 11:23-24 KJV

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Proverbs 12:13-14 KJV

13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. 14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.

Proverbs 11:13 KJV

13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

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Proverbs 18:4 KJV

4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

Proverbs 12:6 KJV

6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

James 3:4 KJV

4 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.

Romans 12:14 KJV

14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

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Isaiah 50:4 KJV

4 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 10:31 KJV

31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

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Psalm 12:3-4 KJV

3 The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: 4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

Revelation 1:1 KJV

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

Proverbs 28:23 KJV

23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

James 3:10 KJV

10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.