87 Bible Verses about Give Account For Every Word

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:12 ESV / 52 helpful votes

So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Matthew 12:36-37 ESV / 48 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.”

2 Corinthians 5:10 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:12 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:37 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

1 Corinthians 9:27 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:10-12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 13 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 12:13-14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 11 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 12:35 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

James 1:26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:45 ESV / 10 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.

Jeremiah 17:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 10 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.

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 8 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.

Romans 2:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

On that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

Luke 3:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

Romans 8:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Luke 6:30 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 15:18-20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

Matthew 6:3-4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Proverbs 11:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

James 5:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

James 1:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:29-30 ESV / 6 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. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

2 Corinthians 9:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

2 Corinthians 5:10-21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience. We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; ...

Luke 12:47-48 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

Luke 6:38 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Matthew 13:1-58 ESV / 6 helpful votes

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, ...

Matthew 12:1-50 ESV / 6 helpful votes

At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? ...

Ezekiel 33:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.

Ezekiel 18:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

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,

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

2 Corinthians 5:10-11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.

Romans 3:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God.

Luke 2:6-7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Proverbs 21:26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.

Proverbs 21:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.

Proverbs 16:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Revelation 20:11-15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

John 12:47 ESV / 4 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 10:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Proverbs 29:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

1 Peter 4:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

Luke 6:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?”

Psalm 101:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.

James 4:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

James 3:2 ESV / 2 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.

1 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same?

1 Corinthians 4:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 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.

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 2 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.

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 6:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler.

Proverbs 10:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.

Proverbs 3:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

Proverbs 3:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.

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