100 Bible Verses about Mouth

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 181 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.

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:36-37 ESV / 53 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 30:32-33 ESV / 44 helpful votes

If you have been foolish, exalting yourself, or if you have been devising evil, put your hand on your mouth. For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

James 1:19 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 1:9 ESV / 36 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.

Matthew 15:11 ESV / 34 helpful votes

It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 29 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 12:18 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 27 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 27 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.

Proverbs 10:31 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

John 16:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

James 2:19 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 14 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.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

James 1:26 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 13 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.’”

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Proverbs 4:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.

Psalm 103:2-4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 13 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.

Luke 6:45 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Proverbs 31:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 17:28 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Job 23:12 ESV / 12 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.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 15:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

1 John 2:27 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

1 Peter 3:10 ESV / 10 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 3:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

Revelation 16:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And I saw, coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 9 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.

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:32 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.

Psalm 34:1 ESV / 9 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.

Deuteronomy 18:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

Romans 10:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Ecclesiastes 10:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.

Proverbs 18:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 4:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you.

Revelation 21:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

James 4:11 ESV / 7 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 3:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Hebrews 1:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

John 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Proverbs 18:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 4:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 6 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,

James 3:8-10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

James 3:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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.

Philippians 2:14-15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Ephesians 5:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Luke 19:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Matthew 18:15-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Zechariah 13:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call upon my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people’; and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”

Daniel 10:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.

Ezekiel 13:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And say, Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the women who sew magic bands upon all wrists, and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature, in the hunt for souls! Will you hunt down souls belonging to my people and keep your own souls alive?

Jeremiah 1:9-10 ESV / 6 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. See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”

Isaiah 50:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

Proverbs 31:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Proverbs 16:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.

Proverbs 11:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

Proverbs 10:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

Psalm 66:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.

Psalm 40:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

Psalm 33:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.

Psalm 4:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.

1 John 3:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

James 3:10-12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

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