EXO 22:28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
JOB 13:5 O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your
JOB 16:3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou
JOB 16:4 I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I
could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.
JOB 16:5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips
should asswage your grief.
JOB 19:18 Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me.
JOB 27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
JOB 38:2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
PSA 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is
mischief and vanity.
PSA 10:8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places
doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.
PSA 12:3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that
speaketh proud things:
PSA 12:4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own:
who is lord over us?
PSA 15:1 LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy
PSA 15:2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the
truth in his heart.
PSA 15:3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his
neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
PSA 34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
PSA 35:21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our
eye hath seen it.
PSA 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of
PSA 39:1 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.
PSA 41:5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?
PSA 41:6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth
iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
PSA 41:7 All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they
devise my hurt.
PSA 41:8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he
lieth he shall rise up no more.
PSA 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my
bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
PSA 50:23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his
conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
PSA 52:2 The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working
PSA 52:3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak
PSA 52:4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
PSA 59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even
be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.
PSA 64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection
of the workers of iniquity:
PSA 64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their
arrows, even bitter words:
PSA 64:4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot
at him, and fear not.
PSA 64:5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying
snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
PSA 69:12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the
PSA 69:26 For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the
grief of those whom thou hast wounded.
PSA 70:3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha,
PSA 77:12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
PSA 102:8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad against
me are sworn against me.
PSA 106:33 Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with
PSA 119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
PSA 119:23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did
meditate in thy statutes.
PSA 119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of
thy wondrous works.
PSA 119:46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be
PSA 119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
PSA 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are
PSA 120:1 In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.
PSA 120:2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful
PSA 120:3 What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou
PSA 120:4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.
PSA 120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of
PSA 120:6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
PSA 120:7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
PSA 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is
under their lips. Selah.
PSA 140:11 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt
the violent man to overthrow him.
PSA 141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
PSA 145:5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy
PSA 145:6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will
declare thy greatness.
PSA 145:7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and
shall sing of thy righteousness.
PSA 145:11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
PSA 145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious
majesty of his kingdom.
PRO 4:24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from
PRO 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination
PRO 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
PRO 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in
running to mischief,
PRO 6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among
PRO 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the
evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
PRO 10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth
the mouth of the wicked.
PRO 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
PRO 10:13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod
is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
PRO 10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near
PRO 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that
refraineth his lips is wise.
PRO 10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked
is little worth.
PRO 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of
PRO 10:31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue
shall be cut out.
PRO 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of
the wicked speaketh frowardness.
PRO 11:11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is
overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
PRO 11:12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of
understanding holdeth his peace.
PRO 11:13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit
concealeth the matter.
PRO 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of
counsellors there is safety.
PRO 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the
wicked are deceit.
PRO 12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of
the upright shall deliver them.
PRO 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just
shall come out of trouble.
PRO 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the
recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
PRO 12:16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
PRO 12:17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false
PRO 12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue
of the wise is health.
PRO 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is
but for a moment.
PRO 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the
counsellors of peace is joy.
PRO 12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools
PRO 13:2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the
transgressors shall eat violence.
PRO 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide
his lips shall have destruction.
PRO 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the
wise shall preserve them.
PRO 14:25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh
PRO 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
PRO 15:2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools
poureth out foolishness.
PRO 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a
breach in the spirit.
PRO 15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish
doeth not so.
PRO 15:14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the
mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
PRO 15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due
season, how good is it!
PRO 15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the
words of the pure are pleasant words.
PRO 15:28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the
wicked poureth out evil things.
PRO 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the
lips increaseth learning.
PRO 16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his
PRO 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to
PRO 16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning
PRO 16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief
PRO 17:4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a
PRO 17:7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a
PRO 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a
matter separateth very friends.
PRO 17:20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a
perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
PRO 17:27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding
is of an excellent spirit.
PRO 17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that
shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
PRO 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of
wisdom as a flowing brook.
PRO 18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for
PRO 18:7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his
PRO 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the
innermost parts of the belly.
PRO 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and
shame unto him.
PRO 18:20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and
with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
PRO 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it
shall eat the fruit thereof.
PRO 18:23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
PRO 19:1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is
perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
PRO 19:22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a
PRO 19:28 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked
PRO 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge
are a precious jewel.
PRO 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from
PRO 22:11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king
shall be his friend.
PRO 24:2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
PRO 24:6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of
counsellors there is safety.
PRO 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
PRO 25:15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh
PRO 25:23 The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a
PRO 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own
PRO 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no
talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
PRO 26:21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious
man to kindle strife.
PRO 26:22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the
innermost parts of the belly.
PRO 26:23 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with
PRO 26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a
flattering mouth worketh ruin.
PRO 29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till
PRO 29:20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a
fool than of him.
PRO 30:10 Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be
PRO 31:26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of
ECC 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time
ECC 5:3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's
voice is known by multitude of words.
ECC 5:7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers
vanities: but fear thou God.
ECC 7:22 For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise
hast cursed others.
ECC 9:17 The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that
ruleth among fools.
ECC 10:11 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no
ECC 10:12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool
will swallow up himself.
ECC 10:13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end
of his talk is mischievous madness.
ECC 10:14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and
what shall be after him, who can tell him?
ECC 10:20 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in
thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath
wings shall tell the matter.
ECC 12:9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the
people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many
ECC 12:10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was
written was upright, even words of truth.
ECC 12:11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the
masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
ISA 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean
lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have
seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
ISA 32:6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work
iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make
empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to
ISA 32:7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices
to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
JER 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say
they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying,
Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall
take our revenge on him.
AMO 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an
ZEP 3:13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither
shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie
down, and none shall make them afraid.
ZEC 8:16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to
his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:
MAT 5:22 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.
MAT 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is
more than these cometh of evil.
MAT 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things?
for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
MAT 12:35 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.
MAT 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they
shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
MAT 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt
LUK 6:45 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.
ACT 23:5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for
it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
ROM 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness,
covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity;
ROM 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of
evil things, disobedient to parents,
ROM 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used
deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
ROM 3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
1CO 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
EPH 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which
is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
EPH 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his
neighbour: for we are members one of another.
EPH 4:29 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.
EPH 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil
speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
EPH 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not
convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
PHI 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ:
that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs,
that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith
of the gospel;
COL 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may
know how ye ought to answer every man.
TIT 1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially
they of the circumcision:
TIT 1:11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching
things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
TIT 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all
meekness unto all men.
JAM 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow
to speak, slow to wrath:
JAM 1:26 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.
JAM 3:2 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.
JAM 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things.
Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
JAM 3:6 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.
JAM 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly
JAM 3:9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men,
which are made after the similitude of God.
JAM 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren,
these things ought not so to be.
JAM 3:13 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.
JAM 4:11 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.
1PE 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and
envies, all evil speakings,
1PE 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they
speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall
behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
1PE 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise
blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a
1PE 3:10 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:
1PE 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give
an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with
meekness and fear:
1PE 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of
evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in
2PE 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the
2PE 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing,
vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
2PE 2:10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness,
and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid
to speak evil of dignities.
JUD 1:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion,
and speak evil of dignities.
REV 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault
before the throne of God.
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