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.KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour:KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin:KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
A froward man soweth strife: and a whispererKING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
separateth chief friends.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue:KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked;
from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect:KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
Therewith bless we God, even the Father;KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs?
so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
Let no corrupt communicationKING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good
to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil,KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
full of deadly poison.
The desire of the righteous is only good:KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you,KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely,
for my sake.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boastethKING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)