Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.
"If your brother or sister "sins, "go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply — and how good is a timely word!
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.