Excellent Speech

Proverbs 8:1-9  
Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?  She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.  She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.  Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.  O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.  Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.  For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.  All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.  They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.  

Proverbs 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.

Proverbs 12:18  
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 15:4  
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

Proverbs 16:23  
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

Proverbs 17:7  
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

Proverbs 17:27  
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Cross Reference: James 1:19

Proverbs 20:15  
There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Proverbs 31:8-9  
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.  Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.  

Diplomatic

Proverbs 14:3  
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Proverbs 15:1  
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 15:18  
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Proverbs 16:14  
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

Proverbs 25:15  
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

Proverbs 29:8  
Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

Fitly Spoken or Pleasant

Proverbs 12:25  
Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Proverbs 15:23  
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!

Proverbs 15:26  
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

Proverbs 16:1  
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Proverbs 16:13  
Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

Proverbs 16:21  
The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Proverbs 16:24  
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 22:11  
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Proverbs 22:17-18  
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.  For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.  

Proverbs 24:26  
Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.

Proverbs 25:11  
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Proverbs 29:6  
In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

Proverbs 31:26  
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

Total Verses: 38
Total Passages: 28