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88 Bible Verses About Power of Words

Here are 88 Bible verses about power of words from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 18:21 KJV

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

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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.

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Proverbs 12:18 KJV

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

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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.

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Proverbs 15:1 KJV

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

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Proverbs 16:24 KJV

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

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Proverbs 21:23 KJV

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

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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.

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Proverbs 15:4 KJV

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

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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.

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Proverbs 13:3 KJV

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

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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.

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Romans 1:16 KJV

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

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Proverbs 10:19 KJV

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

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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.

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Matthew 12:37 KJV

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

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Psalms 119:105 KJV

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

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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:

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Matthew 4:4 KJV

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

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Colossians 3:8 KJV

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

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James 1:22 KJV

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

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Matthew 15:18 KJV

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

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John 1:1 KJV

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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Romans 10:17 KJV

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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John 6:63 KJV

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

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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.

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John 17:17 KJV

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

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Proverbs 18:20 KJV

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

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1 Corinthians 1:18 KJV

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

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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!

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James 1:21 KJV

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

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John 15:3 KJV

Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

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Ephesians 6:10 KJV

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

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Psalms 141:3 KJV

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

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Matthew 24:35 KJV

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

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Proverbs 11:12 KJV

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

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Proverbs 25:11 KJV

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

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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.

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John 1:14 KJV

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

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2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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Romans 12:14 KJV

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

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Psalms 119:11 KJV

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

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Proverbs 18:13 KJV

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

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1 Thessalonians 2:13 KJV

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

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John 7:38 KJV

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

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Isaiah 55:11 KJV

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

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Isaiah 40:8 KJV

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

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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.

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Deuteronomy 8:3 KJV

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

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Colossians 3:16 KJV

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

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Proverbs 17:9 KJV

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

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Jeremiah 15:16 KJV

Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

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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.

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Acts 20:32 KJV

And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

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Romans 12:2 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Hebrews 11:3 KJV

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

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1 Peter 1:23 KJV

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

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Proverbs 29:20 KJV

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

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Romans 1:20 KJV

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

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Acts 6:7 KJV

And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

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Genesis 1:3 KJV

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

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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.

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1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV

Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

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John 8:32 KJV

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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Psalms 107:20 KJV

He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

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Proverbs 15:2 KJV

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

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Luke 24:27 KJV

And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

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Ephesians 5:26 KJV

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

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John 3:16-17 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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

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John 6:68 KJV

Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

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Matthew 19:26 KJV

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

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Hebrews 1:3 KJV

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

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John 8:31-32 KJV

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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Ephesians 4:25 KJV

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

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Proverbs 30:5 KJV

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

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Proverbs 27:2 KJV

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

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Luke 11:28 KJV

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

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Proverbs 18:8 KJV

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

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John 8:47 KJV

He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

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Acts 17:10-11 KJV

And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

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:

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2 Corinthians 13:4 KJV

For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

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2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

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Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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Ephesians 3:20 KJV

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

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Matthew 12:35-37 KJV

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.

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Acts 4:12 KJV

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

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2 Peter 1:3 KJV

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

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Matthew 22:29 KJV

Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

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