Here are 84 Bible verses about the power of the tongue 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.
Proverbs 12:18 KJV
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
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.
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.
Proverbs 15:1 KJV
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 13:3 KJV
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Proverbs 15:4 KJV
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
James 3:8 KJV
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
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.
Proverbs 21:23 KJV
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Proverbs 10:19 KJV
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
Psalms 141:3 KJV
Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
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.
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:
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.
Proverbs 16:24 KJV
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Psalms 34:13 KJV
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
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!
Matthew 15:18 KJV
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
James 1:19 KJV
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
Matthew 12:37 KJV
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Proverbs 15:28 KJV
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
James 3:9 KJV
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
Proverbs 17:9 KJV
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
Proverbs 11:9 KJV
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
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.
Proverbs 15:2 KJV
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
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.
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.
Colossians 3:8 KJV
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Philippians 2:14 KJV
Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
Ephesians 4:25 KJV
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
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.
Proverbs 18:8 KJV
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Proverbs 18:4 KJV
The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
Proverbs 16:28 KJV
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Psalms 118:5 KJV
I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.
Leviticus 19:16 KJV
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.
1 John 1:9 KJV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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.
Proverbs 6:17 KJV
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
James 4:11 KJV
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.
James 3:14 KJV
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
James 3:4 KJV
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.
John 8:44 KJV
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.
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.
Proverbs 26:20 KJV
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Proverbs 25:23 KJV
The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
Proverbs 25:18 KJV
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
Proverbs 25:15 KJV
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Proverbs 20:19 KJV
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
Proverbs 18:19 KJV
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
Proverbs 17:27 KJV
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Proverbs 17:14 KJV
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Proverbs 12:6 KJV
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Proverbs 10:11 KJV
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs 6:2 KJV
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
Proverbs 4:23 KJV
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Psalms 101:5 KJV
Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
Psalms 39:1 KJV
To the chief Musician, even to Jeduthun, A Psalm of David.
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.
Genesis 1:3 KJV
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Genesis 1:26 KJV
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
1 Corinthians 6:10 KJV
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
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.
Proverbs 13:2 KJV
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.
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.
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.
James 3:3 KJV
Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
Titus 3:2 KJV
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
Philippians 4:13 KJV
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Ephesians 5:4 KJV
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
1 Corinthians 12:28 KJV
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.
Romans 1:30 KJV
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Acts 2:38 KJV
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 2:26 KJV
Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
Acts 2:4 KJV
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
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 Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Mark 11:23 KJV
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.
Matthew 12:35 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.
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.
Matthew 7:7 KJV
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Ecclesiastes 3:7 KJV
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Proverbs 31:26 KJV
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Proverbs 29:20 KJV
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.