Here are 126 Bible verses about 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.
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 21:23 KJV
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Proverbs 12:18 KJV
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
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:
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 3:8 KJV
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Proverbs 15:4 KJV
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Proverbs 10:19 KJV
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
Proverbs 15:1 KJV
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
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.
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 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.
Psalms 34:13 KJV
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Psalms 141:3 KJV
Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
Proverbs 13:3 KJV
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
James 1:19 KJV
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
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.
James 3:9 KJV
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
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.
Proverbs 15:28 KJV
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
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.
Proverbs 29:20 KJV
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
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.
Psalms 37:30 KJV
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
Matthew 15:18 KJV
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
Proverbs 17:9 KJV
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
Proverbs 31:26 KJV
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
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.
Proverbs 26:20 KJV
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Proverbs 6:17 KJV
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
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:
Proverbs 10:31 KJV
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
Psalms 35:28 KJV
And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
James 3:1 KJV
My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
Job 27:4 KJV
My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
Proverbs 17:27 KJV
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
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.
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.
Proverbs 25:23 KJV
The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
1 Corinthians 14:39 KJV
Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
1 Corinthians 14:2 KJV
For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
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.
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.
Proverbs 25:15 KJV
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Psalms 52:2 KJV
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
Ecclesiastes 3:7 KJV
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Psalms 71:24 KJV
My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
Matthew 12:37 KJV
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
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.
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.
Psalms 12:4 KJV
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
Psalms 139:4 KJV
For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Judges 7:5 KJV
So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.
Isaiah 28:11 KJV
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
Psalms 66:17 KJV
I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
Matthew 5:22 KJV
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Psalms 22:15 KJV
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
Psalms 5:9 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.
Job 41:1 KJV
Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
Proverbs 16:24 KJV
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
James 3:10 KJV
Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Mark 16:17 KJV
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
Proverbs 15:2 KJV
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Proverbs 18:8 KJV
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
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.
Luke 16:24 KJV
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
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.
Acts 19:6 KJV
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
Proverbs 11:13 KJV
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
1 Corinthians 14:14-15 KJV
For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
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 10:20 KJV
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
Ecclesiastes 5:2 KJV
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
Proverbs 16:27 KJV
An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
Psalms 50:19 KJV
Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
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.
Isaiah 50:4 KJV
The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
Psalms 68:23 KJV
That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.
Proverbs 18:13 KJV
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
Proverbs 4:23 KJV
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Psalms 120:3 KJV
What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
Psalms 52:4 KJV
Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
Proverbs 10:8 KJV
The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
Psalms 51:14 KJV
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
2 Samuel 23:2 KJV
The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.
Luke 1:64 KJV
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
Acts 2:26 KJV
Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
Ezekiel 3:26 KJV
And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.
Isaiah 57:4 KJV
Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,
Romans 14:11 KJV
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
Proverbs 6:24 KJV
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
Isaiah 45:23 KJV
I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Job 12:11 KJV
Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?
Habakkuk 2:20 KJV
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
Psalms 119:172 KJV
My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
Isaiah 35:6 KJV
Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
1 Kings 21:19 KJV
And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
Lamentations 4:4 KJV
The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.
Revelation 16:10 KJV
And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
Luke 16:21 KJV
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Jeremiah 9:8 KJV
Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.
Proverbs 16:1 KJV
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
Psalms 16:9 KJV
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
Psalms 120:2-3 KJV
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
Psalms 10:7 KJV
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
Isaiah 59:3 KJV
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
Job 34:3 KJV
For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
Psalms 137:6 KJV
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Psalms 45:1 KJV
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.
My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Mark 7:33 KJV
And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
Jeremiah 9:3 KJV
And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.
Psalms 126:2 KJV
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
Numbers 22:4 KJV
And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.
Isaiah 41:17 KJV
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
Exodus 4:10-11 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?
Micah 3:8 KJV
But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.
Luke 21:14-15 KJV
Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
1 Kings 22:38 KJV
And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according unto the word of the LORD which he spake.
Isaiah 32:4 KJV
The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
Proverbs 11:12 KJV
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
Proverbs 17:20 KJV
He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
Proverbs 21:6 KJV
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
Micah 6:12 KJV
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Proverbs 26:28 KJV
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
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!