Speech (Communication with God and each other)

Exodous 4:10 And Moses said unto the Lord, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

Exodous 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Exodous 21:17 And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

Leviticus 5:1 And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

Leviticus 5:4 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil,or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath,and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty ino ne of these.

1 Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD,mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies;because I rejoice in thy salvation.
2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

Job 16:1 Then Job answered and said,
2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.
3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest?
4 I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you.
5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
6 Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?
7 But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.

Job 31:29 If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
30 Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

Psalms 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own:who is lord over us?

Psalms 15:1 LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Psalms 28:3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity,which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

Psalms 50:23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

Psalms 59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips letthem even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which theyspeak.
13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let themknow that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.

Psalms 119:27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall Italk of thy wondrous works.

Proverbs 3:16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left handriches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is everyone that retaineth her.
19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he establishedthe heavens.

Proverbs 3:24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thoushalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothingfroward or perverse in them.

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy,and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violencecovereth the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that utteretha slander, is a fool.
19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refrainethhis lips is wise.

Proverbs 11:9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: butthrough knowledge shall the just be delivered.

Proverbs 11:12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but aman of understanding holdeth his peace.

Proverbs 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth:and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: butthe tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stirup anger.
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of foolspoureth out foolishness.

Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness thereinis a breach in the spirit.

Proverbs 15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spokenin due season, how good is it!

Proverbs 15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but hethat hateth gifts shall live.

Proverbs 15:30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good reportmaketh the bones fat.

Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there isas a burning fire.
28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Proverbs 17:27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understandingis of an excellent spirit.
28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he thatshutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heartmay discover itself.

Proverbs 18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth callethfor strokes.
7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermostparts of the belly.

Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is follyand shame unto him.

Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city:and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

Proverbs 20:19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: thereforemeddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out inobscure darkness.

Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul fromtroubles.

Proverbs 24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to haverespect of persons in judgment.
24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the peoplecurse, nations shall abhor him:
25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shallcome upon them.
26 Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.

Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures ofsilver.

Proverbs 25:15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tonguebreaketh the bone.

Proverbs 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also belike unto him.
5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

Proverbs 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where thereis no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

Proverbs 26:22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go downinto the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not whata day may bring forth.
2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, andnot thine own lips.

Proverbs 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitterthing is sweet.
8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth fromhis place.
9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man'sfriend by hearty counsel.

Proverbs 27:21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; sois a man to his praise.

Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keepthe law contend with them.

Proverbs 28:23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favourthan he that flattereth with the tongue.

Proverbs 29:5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for hisfeet.

Proverbs 29:20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is morehope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thoube found a liar.

Proverbs 31:8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as areappointed to destruction.
9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor andneedy.

Ecclesiastes 3:6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, anda time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a timeto speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, andbe more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they considernot that they do evil.
2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utterany thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: thereforelet thy words be few.
3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voiceis known by multitude of words.
4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasurein fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
5 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vowand not pay.
6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou beforethe angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice,and destroy the work of thine hands?
7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities:but fear thou God.

Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leavenot thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.

Ecclesiastes 10:12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but thelips of a fool will swallow up himself.
13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end ofhis talk is mischievous madness.
14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and whatshall be after him, who can tell him?

Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darknessfor light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweetfor bitter!

Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw nearme with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removedtheir heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the preceptof men:

Isaiah 32:4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and thetongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said tobe bountiful.

Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprisedthe hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who amongus shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseththe gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes,that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes fromseeing evil;

Isaiah 35:3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold,your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will comeand save you.

Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not hismouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before hershearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Isaiah 58:13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thypleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of theLORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor findingthine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

Isaiah 65:4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, whicheat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;
5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier thanthou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears,that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; thatI might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, anassembly of treacherous men.
3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are notvaliant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil,and they know not me, saith the LORD.
4 Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother:for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk withslanders.
5 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak thetruth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselvesto commit iniquity.
6 Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuseto know me, saith the LORD.
7 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, andtry them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people?
8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speakethpeaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.
9 Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall not mysoul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Ezekiel 3:25 But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee,and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them:
26 And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thoushalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellioushouse.
27 But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt sayunto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and hethat forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they shouldseek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you,and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: forso persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Matthew 5:33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of oldtime, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thineoaths:
34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God'sthrone:
35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; forit is the city of the great King.
36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make onehair white or black.
37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever ismore than these cometh of evil.

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curseyou, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefullyuse you, and persecute you;

Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye yourpearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn againand rend you.

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, andthey will scourge you in their synagogues;
18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for atestimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak:for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speakethin you.

Matthew 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemyshall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shallnot be forgiven unto men.
32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgivenhim: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgivenhim, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Matthew 15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgressthe commandment of God by your tradition?
4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He thatcurseth father or mother, let him die the death.
5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift,by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have yemade the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me withtheir lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandmentsof men.
10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which comethout of the mouth, this defileth a man.
12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Phariseeswere offended, after they heard this saying?
13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hathnot planted, shall be rooted up.

Matthew 15:16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goethinto the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart;and they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications,thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen handsdefileth not a man.

Mark 13:5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any mandeceive you:
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceivemany.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled:for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: andthere shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be faminesand troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils;and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought beforerulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

Mark 14:56 For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreednot together.
57 And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,
58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands,and within three days I will build another made without hands.
59 But neither so did their witness agree together.
60 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerestthou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest askedhim, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on theright hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

Luke 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lordshone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you goodtidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which isChrist the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped inswaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

Luke 6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither dotha corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gatherfigs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth thatwhich is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringethforth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shallbe forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost itshall not be forgiven.
11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, andpowers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what yeshall say:
12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought tosay.

Luke 21:12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, andpersecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, beingbrought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shallanswer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shallnot be able to gainsay nor resist.

Acts 4:15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council,they conferred among themselves,
16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miraclehath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem;and we cannot deny it.
17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threatenthem, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.
18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teachin the name of Jesus.
19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right inthe sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothinghow they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorifiedGod for that which was done.
22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healingwas shewed.

Acts 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called thesynagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of themof Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.
10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which hespake.

Acts 18:24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquentman, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent inthe spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowingonly the baptism of John.
26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscillahad heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of Godmore perfectly.
27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhortingthe disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much whichhad believed through grace:
28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by thescriptures that Jesus was Christ.

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge,God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are notconvenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness,maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors ofevil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable,unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things areworthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that dothem.

Romans 2:17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makestthy boast of God,
18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent,being instructed out of the law;
19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a lightof them which are in darkness,
20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the formof knowledge and of the truth in the law.
21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thouthat preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery?thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourestthou God?
24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, asit is written.
25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thoube a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shallnot his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law,judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision,which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of theheart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men,but of God.

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things,but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likemindedone toward another according to Christ Jesus:
6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father ofour Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisionsand offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their ownbelly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

1 Corinthians 4:13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth ofthe world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

1 Corinthians 4:18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come toyou.
19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, notthe speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.
20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
21 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in thespirit of meekness?

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit thekingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, noradulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners,shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit ofour God.

1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, andwere destroyed of the destroyer.

1 Corinthians 10:32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles,nor to the church of God:
33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit,but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speakingby the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say thatJesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for itis not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be underobedience as also saith the law.
35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home:for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have receivedmercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness,nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truthcommending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

2 Corinthians 4:13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it iswritten, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and thereforespeak;

2 Corinthians 8:1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of Godbestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy andtheir deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they werewilling of themselves;
4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and takeupon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves tothe Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would alsofinish in you the same grace also.
7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge,and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in thisgrace also.

2 Corinthians 10:9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presenceis weak, and his speech contemptible.
11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters whenwe are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.

2 Corinthians 10:17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
18 For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

2 Corinthians 11:6 But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge;but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

2 Corinthians 12:19 Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? wespeak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for youredifying.
20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would,and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates,envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
21 And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and thatI shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented ofthe uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.

Ephesians 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth withhis neighbour: for we are members one of another.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27 Neither give place to the devil.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, butthat which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace untothe hearers.

Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, andevil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, letit not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient:but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetousman, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ andof God.

Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritualsongs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Ephesians 6:9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearingthreatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is thererespect of persons with him.

Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I mayopen my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly,as I ought to speak.

Colossians 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice,blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with hisdeeds;
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after theimage of him that created him:

Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming thetime.
6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may knowhow ye ought to answer every man.

2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by ourLord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

1 Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man,but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, forunholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, formanslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers,for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that iscontrary to sound doctrine;

1 Timothy 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man,but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

1 Timothy 3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, notgiven to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

1 Timothy 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober,faithful in all things.

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of thebelievers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, inpurity.
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy,with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profitingmay appear to all.
16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: forin doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words,even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is accordingto godliness;
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes ofwords, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth,supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith,charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do genderstrifes.
24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men,apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventurewill give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, whoare taken captive by him at his will.

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shallcome.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud,blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent,fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turnaway.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive sillywomen laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist thetruth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest untoall men, as theirs also was.

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled,not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may beable by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially theyof the circumcision:
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching thingswhich they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians arealway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may besound in the faith;
14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turnfrom the truth.
15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled andunbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable,and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Titus 2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity,in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness,not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

Titus 2:6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewinguncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrarypart may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared toall men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should livesoberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the greatGod and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, andpurify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let noman despise thee.

Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, toobey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meeknessunto all men.

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washedwith pure water.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be contentwith such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee,nor forsake thee.

James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear,slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, andreceive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not histongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visitthe fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspottedfrom the world.

James 2:12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the lawof liberty.
13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy;and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receivethe greater condemnation.
2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the sameis a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; andwe turn about their whole body.
4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven offierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoeverthe governor listeth.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold,how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue amongour members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the courseof nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of thingsin the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, whichare made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, thesethings ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs?so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands,ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall liftyou up.
11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of hisbrother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeththe law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, buta judge.
12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thouthat judgest another?
13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city,and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life?It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanishethaway.
15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this,or that.
16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him itis sin.

James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned:behold, the judge standeth before the door.

James 5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven,neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea;and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availethmuch.

1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in allmanner of conversation;
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

1 Peter 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies,and envies, all evil speakings,
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may growthereby:
3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereasthey speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, whichthey shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

1 Peter 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatenednot; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we,being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes yewere healed.

1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwiseblessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit ablessing.

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night;in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elementsshall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are thereinshall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner ofpersons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein theheavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt withfervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and anew earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligentthat ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments,is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected:hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even ashe walked.

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue;but in deed and in truth.
19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our heartsbefore him.

Jude 1:15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodlyamong them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed,and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken againsthim.
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; andtheir mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admirationbecause of advantage.
17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostlesof our Lord Jesus Christ;
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, whoshould walk after their own ungodly lusts.