11 Bible Verses about Vulgar Language

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 23 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.

Exodus 20:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,

Philippians 3:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.

Galatians 5:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!

Ezekiel 23:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses.

Philippians 3:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

Isaiah 64:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Matthew 23:13-33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves. “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.’ You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred? And you say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.’ ...

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