100 Bible Verses about Power Of Words

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 1,970 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 / 1,513 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 / 1,117 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:18 ESV / 1,068 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 977 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 848 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 691 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:37 ESV / 602 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 585 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 581 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 544 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 530 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 / 499 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 424 helpful votes

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

James 3:1-12 ESV / 401 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 / 352 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:45 ESV / 345 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 25:11 ESV / 315 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 314 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.

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 301 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 / 286 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:14 ESV / 273 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:28 ESV / 271 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 262 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 249 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:12 ESV / 236 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 226 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 220 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 219 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 17:9 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:2 ESV / 199 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:20 ESV / 199 helpful votes

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

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 194 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:23-24 ESV / 190 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.

John 8:31-32 ESV / 184 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.”

Romans 10:8 ESV / 174 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);

Romans 1:16 ESV / 158 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.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 156 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 54:17 ESV / 141 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.”

Romans 10:17 ESV / 138 helpful votes

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

John 6:63 ESV / 135 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.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 134 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.’”

James 3:8 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

James 3:6 ESV / 126 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.

John 1:14 ESV / 119 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.

James 1:22-27 ESV / 113 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. ...

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:9 ESV / 107 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.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 101 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. ...

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 100 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Acts 1:8 ESV / 100 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.”

John 3:16 ESV / 100 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 7:12 ESV / 100 helpful votes

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

Acts 20:32 ESV / 99 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.

James 1:22 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

John 8:31 ESV / 92 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 92 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:2 ESV / 91 helpful votes

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

John 8:47 ESV / 87 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 / 86 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

John 1:1-3 ESV / 83 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.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Luke 11:28 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:1-40 ESV / 78 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. ...

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 76 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. ...

John 17:17 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Luke 24:27 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 72 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.

Ephesians 5:3-4 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 68 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.

James 1:21 ESV / 67 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 / 67 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 67 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.

Proverbs 12:19 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:3 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 63 helpful votes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Mark 11:22-24 ESV / 63 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.

Hebrews 11:3 ESV / 62 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.

1 Peter 1:23 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 61 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. ...

Acts 6:7 ESV / 60 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.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 59 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 27:6 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

John 10:10 ESV / 55 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 ESV / 54 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.

Isaiah 44:1-28 ESV / 53 helpful votes

“But now hear, O Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen! Thus says the Lord who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you: Fear not, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen. For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. This one will say, ‘I am the Lord's,’ another will call on the name of Jacob, and another will write on his hand, ‘The Lord's,’ and name himself by the name of Israel.” ...

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Psalm 118:17 ESV / 52 helpful votes

I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord.

Psalm 109:1-31 ESV / 51 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Be not silent, O God of my praise! For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer. So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love. ...

Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV / 50 helpful votes

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:20-22 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins. Do not take to heart all the things that people say, lest you hear your servant cursing you. Your heart knows that many times you yourself have cursed others.

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 49 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.

Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 49 helpful votes

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 47 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

2 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 46 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 / 46 helpful votes

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

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