100 Bible Verses about Power Of Words

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 2,373 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 1,949 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 12:18 ESV / 1,490 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 1,299 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:18 ESV / 1,240 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 1,129 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 1,022 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 834 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 805 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:37 ESV / 780 helpful votes

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 754 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.

James 1:26 ESV / 711 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 3:8 ESV / 707 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 678 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 15:4 ESV / 600 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:45 ESV / 523 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.

James 3:1-12 ESV / 508 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 29:20 ESV / 463 helpful votes

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 462 helpful votes

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

John 1:1 ESV / 457 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 440 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:16 ESV / 433 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Romans 12:14 ESV / 393 helpful votes

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 367 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 360 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Proverbs 11:12 ESV / 355 helpful votes

Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 351 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 18:20 ESV / 348 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 346 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 341 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 317 helpful votes

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

John 1:1-51 ESV / 298 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Proverbs 27:2 ESV / 283 helpful votes

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 282 helpful votes

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

John 6:63 ESV / 277 helpful votes

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

James 1:22 ESV / 276 helpful votes

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

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 276 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 17:28 ESV / 275 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:9 ESV / 271 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.

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 271 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:17 ESV / 270 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 264 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 259 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:8 ESV / 254 helpful votes

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);

John 1:14 ESV / 246 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 232 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.

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 221 helpful votes

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

James 1:21 ESV / 220 helpful votes

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

John 7:38 ESV / 217 helpful votes

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

John 17:17 ESV / 214 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 213 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.

Acts 1:8 ESV / 212 helpful votes

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Luke 24:27 ESV / 212 helpful votes

And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 206 helpful votes

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.

John 3:16 ESV / 206 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.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 205 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 203 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.

Acts 20:32 ESV / 202 helpful votes

And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

Proverbs 16:23-24 ESV / 194 helpful votes

The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips. Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Genesis 1:3 ESV / 191 helpful votes

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Hebrews 11:3 ESV / 184 helpful votes

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 182 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

2 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 177 helpful votes

For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but in dealing with you we will live with him by the power of God.

Matthew 19:26 ESV / 176 helpful votes

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 173 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV / 171 helpful votes

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Romans 1:20 ESV / 171 helpful votes

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 168 helpful votes

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

1 Peter 1:23 ESV / 165 helpful votes

Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;

John 8:47 ESV / 165 helpful votes

Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”

Proverbs 18:8 ESV / 164 helpful votes

The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels; they go down into the inner parts of the body.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 161 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Acts 6:7 ESV / 161 helpful votes

And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.

Luke 11:28 ESV / 161 helpful votes

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

James 3:8 ESV / 159 helpful votes

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

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 159 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

James 3:5 ESV / 156 helpful votes

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!

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 156 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 156 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

John 6:1-71 ESV / 154 helpful votes

After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” ...

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 151 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV / 148 helpful votes

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, ...

John 1:1-3 ESV / 148 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Ephesians 5:26 ESV / 147 helpful votes

That he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 147 helpful votes

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Ephesians 2:3 ESV / 146 helpful votes

Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

Proverbs 6:2 ESV / 146 helpful votes

If you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth,

Isaiah 54:17 ESV / 145 helpful votes

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 141 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.

Acts 4:12 ESV / 141 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.”

John 6:68 ESV / 135 helpful votes

Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,

James 3:6 ESV / 128 helpful votes

And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.

Matthew 24:35 ESV / 128 helpful votes

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

James 1:22-27 ESV / 114 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. ...

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 103 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. ...

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 102 helpful votes

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 102 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Mark 11:22-24 ESV / 98 helpful votes

And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

John 8:31 ESV / 94 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,

Suggest a Verse

Enter a Verse Reference (e.g., John 3:16-17)


Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don’t know the specific passage your’re looking for.