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113 Bible Verses About Speech

Here are 113 Bible verses about speech from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

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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Psalms 141:3 KJV

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

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Psalms 19:14 KJV

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

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Proverbs 18:13 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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Psalms 49:3 KJV

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

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Proverbs 8:13 KJV

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

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Proverbs 18:21 KJV

The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

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James 1:19 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 15:1 KJV

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

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Proverbs 16:24 KJV

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

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Psalms 37:30-31 KJV

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

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Proverbs 21:23 KJV

The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

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Proverbs 15:4 KJV

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

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Ephesians 4:15 KJV

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

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Matthew 15:11 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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Colossians 3:17 KJV

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

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James 5:12 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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Acts 18:9-10 KJV

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

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Psalms 36:3-4 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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Matthew 12:36 KJV

The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good. He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

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Ecclesiastes 9:17 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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2 Corinthians 8:7 KJV

The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

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Psalms 12:3-4 KJV

Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

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Proverbs 23:15-16 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?

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Proverbs 13:3 KJV

My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.

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Psalms 34:13 KJV

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

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Proverbs 20:15 KJV

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

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2 Timothy 2:23 KJV

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

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James 1:26 KJV

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

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Titus 3:1-2 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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Titus 2:7 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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Colossians 3:8 KJV

In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

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Proverbs 24:28 KJV

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

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Psalms 5:9 KJV

Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.

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1 Peter 3:10 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.

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1 Peter 2:23 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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1 Timothy 6:20-21 KJV

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

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Luke 10:27 KJV

O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

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Luke 6:45 KJV

And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

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1 Peter 1:15 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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Ephesians 4:29-31 KJV

But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

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Job 27:3-4 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. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

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1 Chronicles 16:9 KJV

All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

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Revelation 3:7 KJV

Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

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Matthew 5:19 KJV

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

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Malachi 3:6 KJV

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

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Isaiah 33:15-16 KJV

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

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Titus 3:9 KJV

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

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Colossians 4:6 KJV

But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

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Colossians 4:2-6 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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2 Corinthians 10:10 KJV

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 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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Romans 12:19 KJV

For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

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Romans 10:8-10 KJV

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

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Proverbs 26:7-11 KJV

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

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Proverbs 25:26 KJV

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 mouth of fools. The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors. As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

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Judges 5:8 KJV

A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

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Luke 10:30-37 KJV

They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear seen among forty thousand in Israel?

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Matthew 4:7 KJV

And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

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Nehemiah 4:17-18 KJV

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

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1 Samuel 25:13 KJV

They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon. For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.

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1 Samuel 13:22-23 KJV

And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.

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1 Samuel 8:11 KJV

So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found. And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the passage of Michmash.

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Deuteronomy 28:47-48 KJV

And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.

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Numbers 31:3 KJV

Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

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Exodus 22:2-3 KJV

And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the LORD of Midian.

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Exodus 6:10-18 KJV

If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him. If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

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Exodus 4:10-23 KJV

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land. And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips? And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. These be the heads of their fathers’ houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben. And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon. And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years. The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families. And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath were an hundred thirty and three years.

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Romans 12:14-15 KJV

And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do. And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God. And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs. And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life. And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand. And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.

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Matthew 26:52-54 KJV

Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

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1 Samuel 13:19-20 KJV

Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

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Titus 2:8 KJV

Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears: But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock.

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Isaiah 28:23 KJV

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.

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James 3:2 KJV

Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

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Psalms 19:2 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.

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Exodus 4:10 KJV

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

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Exodus 6:30 KJV

And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

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Proverbs 4:24 KJV

And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

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Acts 7:22 KJV

Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

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1 Corinthians 2:4 KJV

And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

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1 Corinthians 2:1 KJV

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

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Romans 16:18 KJV

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

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Proverbs 22:11 KJV

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.

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2 Corinthians 6:7 KJV

He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

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Psalms 19:3 KJV

By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

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Psalms 55:9 KJV

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

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1 Corinthians 1:17 KJV

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

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Numbers 12:8 KJV

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

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1 John 3:18 KJV

With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

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Proverbs 7:21 KJV

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

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1 Corinthians 1:5 KJV

With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

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Nehemiah 13:24 KJV

That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

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Isaiah 29:4 KJV

And their children spake half in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews’ language, but according to the language of each people.

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Genesis 11:1 KJV

And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.

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John 8:43 KJV

And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

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2 Corinthians 3:12 KJV

Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

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Luke 21:15 KJV

Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

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John 16:25 KJV

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

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Habakkuk 3:2 KJV

O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

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Colossians 2:4 KJV

And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

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2 Corinthians 11:6 KJV

But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

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1 Timothy 4:12 KJV

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.

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1 Corinthians 4:20 KJV

For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

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Ecclesiastes 5:3 KJV

For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.

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Psalms 17:6 KJV

I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

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Psalms 55:21 KJV

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.

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1 Corinthians 14:9 KJV

So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.

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Ecclesiastes 5:6 KJV

Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?

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1 Samuel 16:18 KJV

Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.

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John 16:29 KJV

His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

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Zephaniah 3:9 KJV

For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

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Genesis 11:7 KJV

Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

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2 Corinthians 7:4 KJV

Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

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Matthew 5:37 KJV

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

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Matthew 26:73 KJV

And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.

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