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76 Bible Verses About Taming Your Tongue

Here are 76 Bible verses about taming your tongue from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 21:23 KJV

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

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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 15:1 KJV

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

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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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Psalms 141:3 KJV

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

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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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Psalms 34:13 KJV

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

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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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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:

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Proverbs 17:28 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 15:4 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

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 3:10 KJV

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

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Matthew 12:33-37 KJV

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 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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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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Titus 3:2 KJV

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

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Psalms 52:2 KJV

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.

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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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Exodus 14:14 KJV

The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

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Psalms 37:30 KJV

The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

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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.

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Proverbs 26:20 KJV

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

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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.

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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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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.

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Ecclesiastes 3:7 KJV

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

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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 3:8 KJV

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

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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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James 3:11 KJV

Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

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Proverbs 15:28 KJV

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

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Proverbs 10:18 KJV

He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

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Proverbs 31:26 KJV

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

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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.

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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.

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Isaiah 54:17 KJV

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

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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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James 3:1 KJV

My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

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James 3:9 KJV

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

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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.

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Galatians 5:16 KJV

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

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James 1:19 KJV

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

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Job 27:4 KJV

My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

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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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Psalms 35:28 KJV

And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

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Psalms 12:4 KJV

Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

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Proverbs 10:31 KJV

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

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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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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:

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Psalms 139:4 KJV

For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

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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.

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Psalms 119:171-173 KJV

My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

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Proverbs 25:15 KJV

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

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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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Proverbs 1:7 KJV

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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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.

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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.

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Psalms 52:2-9 KJV

Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully. Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue. God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah. The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him: Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness. But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

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Proverbs 11:9 KJV

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

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Luke 8:13-16 KJV

They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.

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Proverbs 25:23 KJV

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

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Psalms 51:6 KJV

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

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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.

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Proverbs 25:28 KJV

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

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James 3:3 KJV

Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

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Psalms 15:1-5 KJV

LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

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Colossians 3:7-8 KJV

In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

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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!

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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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Job 13:10 KJV

He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons.

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Proverbs 26:27-28 KJV

Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

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Titus 2:3-5 KJV

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

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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 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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Proverbs 12:17-23 KJV

He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

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John 13:35 KJV

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

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