100 Bible Verses about Words Of My Mouth

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 476 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.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 383 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.

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 352 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 297 helpful votes

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

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 250 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:37 ESV / 247 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 197 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 193 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 182 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 179 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 165 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.

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 164 helpful votes

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

James 1:26 ESV / 142 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:11 ESV / 136 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.”

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 116 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Proverbs 18:20 ESV / 100 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 100 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 86 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.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 77 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.

Romans 10:9 ESV / 77 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.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

James 3:8 ESV / 70 helpful votes

But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Mark 11:23 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

1 Timothy 6:12 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Matthew 12:34-37 ESV / 57 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. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. 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.”

James 1:19 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

John 16:13 ESV / 53 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 2:13 ESV / 50 helpful votes

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

John 1:1 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

Colossians 4:6 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

John 15:7 ESV / 45 helpful votes

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Psalm 141:1-10 ESV / 44 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. O Lord, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you! Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice! Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity, and let me not eat of their delicacies! Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it. Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds. ...

1 John 4:2-3 ESV / 43 helpful votes

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

Proverbs 25:11 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

James 3:2 ESV / 42 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.

James 1:19-20 ESV / 42 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.

Revelation 22:7 ESV / 39 helpful votes

“And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

Ephesians 5:4 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

1 Peter 1:25 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

1 Peter 1:23 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Revelation 22:19 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

1 John 4:2 ESV / 32 helpful votes

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 32 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.’”

Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

2 Timothy 1:13 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 14:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit.

John 14:26 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

Psalm 19:1-14 ESV / 30 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. ...

John 3:3 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 28 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.

2 Peter 3:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Romans 3:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.”

Luke 6:45 ESV / 27 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.

Psalm 51:15 ESV / 27 helpful votes

O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.

Psalm 19:13 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

Proverbs 17:9 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

Matthew 12:36-37 ESV / 25 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.”

Proverbs 10:11 ESV / 25 helpful votes

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Romans 12:14 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Matthew 15:18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.

Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

Galatians 4:21-31 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son of the free woman was born through promise. Now this may be interpreted allegorically: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. ...

John 1:1-51 ESV / 23 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. ...

Proverbs 16:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Psalm 39:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.”

Genesis 12:1-20 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, ...

James 5:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Romans 3:1-31 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.” But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) ...

Ezekiel 33:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Now the hand of the Lord had been upon me the evening before the fugitive came; and he had opened my mouth by the time the man came to me in the morning, so my mouth was opened, and I was no longer mute.

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 12:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.

Psalm 34:13-14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 34:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

Job 23:12 ESV / 22 helpful votes

I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

Revelation 22:20 ESV / 21 helpful votes

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Galatians 1:8-9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.

Romans 3:19 ESV / 21 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.

Proverbs 15:23 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Psalm 104:34 ESV / 21 helpful votes

May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.

John 5:24 ESV / 20 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.

Proverbs 10:21 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Romans 3:13-14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”

Romans 3:13 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.”

Proverbs 4:24 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.

Proverbs 18:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Psalm 18:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

James 3:5 ESV / 17 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!

Hosea 14:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Take with you words and return to the Lord; say to him, “Take away all iniquity; accept what is good, and we will pay with bulls the vows of our lips.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 16 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,

Proverbs 12:22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

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