Where there is no counsel, plans fail; but in a multitude of counselors they are established.
In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.
“If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.
One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, but one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret.
Give thanks to Yahweh! Call on his name! Make his doings known among the peoples.
In praying, don’t use vain repetitions as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.
not rendering evil for evil or insult for insult; but instead blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. How good is a word at the right time!
My little children, let’s not love in word only, or with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.
He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Open your mouth for the mute, in the cause of all who are left desolate.
Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light. What you have spoken in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
For we all stumble in many things. Anyone who doesn’t stumble in word is a perfect person, able to bridle the whole body also.
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.
The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.
I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit.
The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings out that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings out that which is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks.
In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we don’t know how to pray as we ought. But the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which can’t be uttered.
My mouth shall be filled with your praise, with your honor all day long.
So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;
Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but only what is good for building others up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.