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88 Bible Verses About Speaking Up

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

Ephesians 5:11 KJV

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

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1 Peter 3:15-16 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: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

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Proverbs 31:9 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: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

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Romans 1:16 KJV

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

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Romans 10:9 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 31:8 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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Acts 18:9-10 KJV

Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

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Ephesians 4:29 KJV

Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

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Colossians 3:16 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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2 Corinthians 10:5 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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Colossians 4:6 KJV

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

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Ephesians 4:15 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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James 1:19 KJV

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

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Proverbs 15:4 KJV

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

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Galatians 6:1 KJV

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

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Proverbs 10:19 KJV

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

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Proverbs 15:1 KJV

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

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Psalms 141:3 KJV

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

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Isaiah 1:17 KJV

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

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Ephesians 5:19 KJV

Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

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Proverbs 17:28 KJV

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

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2 Timothy 3:16 KJV

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

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Proverbs 13:3 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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Proverbs 31:8-9 KJV

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

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Matthew 18:15 KJV

Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

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Psalms 94:16 KJV

Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

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Hebrews 13:15 KJV

Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

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James 5:13 KJV

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

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Acts 4:18-20 KJV

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

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Luke 6:45 KJV

And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

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Ephesians 5:1 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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Proverbs 18:21 KJV

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

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1 Peter 3:9 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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Proverbs 11:9 KJV

Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

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Ephesians 4:25 KJV

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

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Zechariah 8:16 KJV

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

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James 3:2 KJV

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:

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Matthew 7:21-23 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.

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Matthew 12:36 KJV

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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Ezekiel 3:18-19 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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Psalms 19:14 KJV

When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

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James 5:20 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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Proverbs 29:7 KJV

Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

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Proverbs 21:23 KJV

The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

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Matthew 6:7 KJV

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

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1 Samuel 19:4 KJV

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

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Proverbs 16:24 KJV

And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good:

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James 1:26 KJV

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

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Colossians 3:8 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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1 Peter 3:15 KJV

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

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Galatians 2:11-14 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:

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Matthew 18:15-17 KJV

But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

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Ecclesiastes 3:7 KJV

Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

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Proverbs 31:7 KJV

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

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Proverbs 18:13 KJV

Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

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Proverbs 11:12 KJV

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

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1 Samuel 20:32 KJV

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

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Ephesians 5:11-12 KJV

And Jonathan answered Saul his father, and said unto him, Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done?

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Ecclesiastes 10:12 KJV

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

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James 3:5 KJV

The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

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Luke 12:3 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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Proverbs 15:22 KJV

Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

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Proverbs 11:13 KJV

Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

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Psalms 71:8 KJV

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

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1 John 3:18 KJV

Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

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John 14:27 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Hosea 4:6 KJV

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

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Proverbs 27:6 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Proverbs 15:23 KJV

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

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Psalms 105:1 KJV

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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1 Peter 3:10 KJV

O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

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Romans 8:26 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:

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John 3:20 KJV

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

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Proverbs 29:20 KJV

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

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Proverbs 25:11 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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Proverbs 17:9 KJV

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

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Psalms 34:13 KJV

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

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Job 29:12 KJV

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

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Ephesians 6:12 KJV

Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

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Luke 17:3 KJV

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

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Titus 3:1-2 KJV

Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

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Luke 11:28 KJV

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

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Matthew 6:24 KJV

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

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Colossians 3:17 KJV

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

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Ephesians 4:26 KJV

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

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Proverbs 26:20 KJV

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

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Revelation 1:2 KJV

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

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