43 Bible Verses about Quick To Listen And Slow To Speak

James 1:19 ESV / 191 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 / 131 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 / 116 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 60 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 18:2 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

James 3:1-18 ESV / 30 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 16:32 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

James 3:1-12 ESV / 27 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!

Ecclesiastes 8:6 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:21 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:9 ESV / 17 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.

Hebrews 4:15 ESV / 14 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.

Ephesians 6:18 ESV / 14 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 11:1-31 ESV / 14 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.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-20 ESV / 13 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.

Proverbs 16:23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 2:8 ESV / 12 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.

1 Thessalonians 2:1-20 ESV / 11 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.

Matthew 15:1-39 ESV / 11 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,”

Psalm 84:11 ESV / 10 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.

Philippians 4:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:45 ESV / 8 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.

Ephesians 6:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Matthew 18:1-35 ESV / 6 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,

Proverbs 19:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

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

Proverbs 11:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Titus 3:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 4 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,

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

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