Power of the Tongue
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. 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.
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
Total Verses: 30
Total Passages: 23