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84 Bible Verses About the Power of the Tongue

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.

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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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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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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 15:1 KJV

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

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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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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 3:8 KJV

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

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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 21:23 KJV

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

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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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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

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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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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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 16:24 KJV

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

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Psalms 34:13 KJV

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

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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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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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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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Matthew 12:37 KJV

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

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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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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 17:9 KJV

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

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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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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 15:2 KJV

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

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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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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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Philippians 2:14 KJV

Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

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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 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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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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Proverbs 18:4 KJV

The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

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Proverbs 16:28 KJV

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

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Psalms 118:5 KJV

I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

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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.

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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.

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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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Proverbs 6:17 KJV

A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

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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.

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James 3:14 KJV

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Proverbs 25:23 KJV

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

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Proverbs 25:18 KJV

A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

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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 20:19 KJV

He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

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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.

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Proverbs 17:27 KJV

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

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Proverbs 17:14 KJV

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

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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.

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Proverbs 10:11 KJV

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

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Proverbs 6:2 KJV

Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

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Proverbs 4:23 KJV

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

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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.

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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.

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Genesis 1:3 KJV

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

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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.

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1 Corinthians 6:10 KJV

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

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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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Proverbs 13:2 KJV

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

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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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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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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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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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Philippians 4:13 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Ephesians 5:4 KJV

Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

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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.

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Romans 1:30 KJV

Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

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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.

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Acts 2:26 KJV

Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

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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.

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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 Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

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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.

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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.

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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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Matthew 7:7 KJV

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

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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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Proverbs 31:26 KJV

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

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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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