100 Bible Verses about Quick To Listen And Slow To Speak

James 1:19 ESV / 319 helpful votes

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

James 1:19-20 ESV / 267 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Proverbs 17:28 ESV / 207 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 147 helpful votes

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 125 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 123 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 91 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.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 89 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

James 3:1-18 ESV / 57 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 21:23 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:32 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Proverbs 16:21 ESV / 49 helpful votes

The wise of heart is called discerning, and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

James 3:1-12 ESV / 47 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! ...

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Ecclesiastes 8:6 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For there is a time and a way for everything, although man's trouble lies heavy on him.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-20 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with many words. When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. ...

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 36 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Romans 8:9 ESV / 30 helpful votes

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:45 ESV / 25 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 16:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

James 1:19-27 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 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. ...

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 22 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,

1 Thessalonians 2:1-20 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. ...

Proverbs 11:1-31 ESV / 19 helpful votes

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them. Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness. ...

Proverbs 11:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Psalm 84:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 4:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:1-35 ESV / 15 helpful votes

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, ...

Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 2:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.

Philippians 4:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:1-39 ESV / 13 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? For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,” ...

Proverbs 19:27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Matthew 15:11 ESV / 11 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.”

Job 12:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Does not the ear test words as the palate tastes food?

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Proverbs 13:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

Proverbs 15:1-33 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent. ...

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

James 1:1-27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ...

James 1:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

James 2:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Luke 11:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

Malachi 2:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart.

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

1 John 5:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

1 John 5:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

James 3:1-2 ESV / 3 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.

James 3:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

James 1:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

James 1:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

James 1:19-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

James 1:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

James 1:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.

Hebrews 13:1-25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” ...

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Ephesians 4:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Galatians 3:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—

Romans 10:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Acts 16:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

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 3:16-17 ESV / 3 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.

Luke 12:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.

Matthew 18:15 ESV / 3 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.

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 3 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.

Matthew 5:21-22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

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.’”

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Proverbs 29:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.

Proverbs 14:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A man of quick temper acts foolishly, and a man of evil devices is hated.

Revelation 1:1-20 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

James 1:17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

James 1:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Jeremiah 29:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Proverbs 20:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.

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