Also called: Communication, Language, Tongue
The communication of thoughts using spoken words.

Top Bible Verses about Speech

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love her will eat of her fruit. Read Proverbs 18:21

Ecclesiastes 5:2–3

Do not be rash with your mouth, and do not let your heart be quick to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and you are on earth; therefore, let your words be few. For a dream comes with many cares, and the voice of a fool with many words. Read Ecclesiastes 5:2–3

Matthew 12:34–37

Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say good things when you are evil? For from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person from his good treasury brings out good things, and the evil person from his evil treasury brings out evil things. But I tell you that every worthless word that they speak, people will give an account for it on the day of judgment! For by your words you will be vindicated, and by your words you will be condemned.” Read Matthew 12:34–37

Luke 6:45

The good person out of the good treasury of his heart brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasury brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Read Luke 6:45
James 3:5

James 3:1–12

Not many should become teachers, my brothers, because you know that we will receive a greater judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect individual, able to hold in check his whole body also. And if we put bits in the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we also guide their whole bodies. Behold also ships: although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the … Read James 3:1–12
1 Peter 3:15

1 Peter 3:15–16

but set Christ apart as Lord in your hearts, always ready to make a defense to anyone who asks you for an accounting concerning the hope that is in you. But do so with courtesy and respect, having a good conscience, so that in the things in which you are slandered, the ones who malign your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. Read 1 Peter 3:15–16

Famous Christian Quotes About Speech, Communication, Language, Tongue

Good Society Tends to a Safe Soul

Innumerous are the examples, both ancient and modern, which prove that the society of the good tends to the safety of the soul, and that of the wicked to its perdition; that good instruction is profitable, and evil conversation dangerous; and that silence and solitude increase our spiritual advancement, while the dissipation and tumult of the world retard its growth. Live then alone, and labor in the service of God; or join yourself to the devout and holy, with whom you may discourse on the virtues of Jesus Christ.

Thomas à Kempis

Preaching to Remind

God has appointed a particular and lively application of his word, in the preaching of it, as a fit means to affect sinners with the importance of religion, their own misery, the necessity of a remedy, and the glory and sufficiency of a remedy provided; to stir up the pure minds of the saints, quicken their affections by often bringing the great things of religion to their remembrance, and setting them in their proper colors, though they know them, and have been fully instructed in them already.

Jonathan Edwards

Do Not Slander or Listen to Slander

Keep your tongue from criticizing and watch over your words. Know that in judging others you are passing sentence on yourself and that you are yourself guilty of the faults that you blame in them. It is no excuse to say, “If others tell me things I cannot be rude to them.” No one cares to speak to an unwilling listener. An arrow never lodges in a stone; often it recoils upon the shooter of it. Let the detractor learn from your unwillingness to listen not to be so ready to detract.

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