Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! ...
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips. Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. ...
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.