32 Bible Verses about Communication

James 1:19 ESV / 95 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 75 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

2 Timothy 2:16 ESV / 39 helpful votes

But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 28 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Proverbs 16:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips.

Jeremiah 1:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 21 helpful votes

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Proverbs 13:17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

2 Corinthians 6:11-13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Matthew 15:18-19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;

Proverbs 18:20-21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Proverbs 10:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the blameless, but destruction to evildoers.

Amos 3:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.

Deuteronomy 4:32 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of.

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

1 Peter 2:21-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.

James 1:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Matthew 7:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Proverbs 6:2-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Psalm 103:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

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