100 Bible Verses about Words

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 122 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.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 103 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.

Matthew 12:37 ESV / 101 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 97 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 89 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 78 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:3-5 ESV / 74 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. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:7 ESV / 57 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.

Matthew 6:9 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

James 3:2 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 30 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.

Ecclesiastes 10:12 ESV / 28 helpful votes

The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 21 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.

2 Timothy 2:14 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 17 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.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

John 6:63 ESV / 15 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.

John 1:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 12:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

John 1:14 ESV / 14 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.

Luke 6:45 ESV / 14 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 15:23 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 10:12-14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him. The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness, and the end of his talk is evil madness. A fool multiplies words, though no man knows what is to be, and who can tell him what will be after him?

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

James 3:6-10 ESV / 10 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. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

John 6:68 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:11 ESV / 10 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 38:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

James 3:1-18 ESV / 9 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! ...

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 9 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.

1 Corinthians 14:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

John 12:47 ESV / 9 helpful votes

If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.

Matthew 12:36-37 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 9 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.’”

Psalm 55:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

His speech was smooth as butter, yet war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Romans 16:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

James 1:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

James 1:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 12:48 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.

John 7:38 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

John 1:1-51 ESV / 7 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. ...

Jeremiah 23:29 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Ecclesiastes 5:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with many words.

Proverbs 18:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 12:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.

Exodus 5:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Let heavier work be laid on the men that they may labor at it and pay no regard to lying words.”

James 3:5 ESV / 6 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!

James 1:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:9 ESV / 6 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 17:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

John 3:16 ESV / 6 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 24:35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Proverbs 11:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Job 8:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“How long will you say these things, and the words of your mouth be a great wind?

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 5 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,

1 Peter 1:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Romans 12:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 5 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.

Acts 28:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

After we were brought safely through, we then learned that the island was called Malta. The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold.

John 8:47 ESV / 5 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.”

Micah 7:5-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Put no trust in a neighbor; have no confidence in a friend; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms; for the son treats the father with contempt, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.

Proverbs 30:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 5 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.

James 1:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Hebrews 11:3 ESV / 4 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 4 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.

Ephesians 6:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 4 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.

Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV / 4 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, ...

1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV / 4 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 10:8 ESV / 4 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 8:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

John 8:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

John 8:31-32 ESV / 4 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.”

John 5:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

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