100 Bible Verses about Lips

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 39 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.

Proverbs 12:19 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

Proverbs 20:15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

There is gold and abundance of costly stones, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

James 3:1-18 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! ...

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Ephesians 5:1-33 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. ...

Proverbs 19:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.

Psalm 34:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

Leviticus 19:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.

Isaiah 6:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Psalm 34:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 9 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.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Isaiah 6:1-13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” ...

James 1:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Galatians 5:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Acts 4:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Zephaniah 3:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call upon the name of the Lord and serve him with one accord.

Proverbs 30:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

This is the way of an adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, “I have done no wrong.”

Galatians 5:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Proverbs 24:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.

Psalm 71:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.

Psalm 12:1-8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David. Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man. Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?” “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.” ...

Leviticus 19:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.

Jude 1:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.

1 Peter 3:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

James 5:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

Colossians 3:9-10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

Acts 5:1-11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife's knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.” When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. ...

Matthew 24:51 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 15:1-3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?

Matthew 8:29 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And behold, they cried out, “What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?”

Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Proverbs 21:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Proverbs 14:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.

Proverbs 12:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit.

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

Psalm 63:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

Psalm 22:1-31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. To you they cried and were rescued; in you they trusted and were not put to shame. ...

Psalm 17:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A Prayer of David. Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!

Job 33:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

My words declare the uprightness of my heart, and what my lips know they speak sincerely.

Exodus 23:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Revelation 21:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

1 John 4:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1 John 1:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Colossians 3:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

Ephesians 5:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

Romans 5:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 14:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 8:44 ESV / 3 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Luke 8:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.”

Mark 5:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.”

Matthew 12:1-50 ESV / 3 helpful votes

At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? ...

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Proverbs 28:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Whoever rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with his tongue.

Proverbs 26:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Proverbs 18:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 16:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.

Psalm 51:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.

Psalm 21:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

You have given him his heart's desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah

Psalm 17:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.

Job 27:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

My lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit.

Job 23:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

Job 13:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Hear now my argument and listen to the pleadings of my lips.

Job 11:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But oh, that God would speak and open his lips to you,

Job 8:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.

Deuteronomy 23:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

You shall be careful to do what has passed your lips, for you have voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God what you have promised with your mouth.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 John 3:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 2:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him,

James 5:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.

James 4:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

James 3:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.

James 2:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

James 1:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Ephesians 1:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

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