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Want to know what the Bible says about Communication? Here are 139 Bible verses about Communication from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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James 1:19 NIV
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
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Ephesians 4:29 NIV
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.
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Proverbs 15:1 NIV
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.
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Colossians 4:6 NIV
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
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Proverbs 12:18 NIV
The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
    but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
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Proverbs 15:2 NIV
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,
    but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
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Proverbs 18:2 NIV
Fools find no pleasure in understanding
    but delight in airing their own opinions.
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2 Timothy 2:16 NIV
Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
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Proverbs 18:13 NIV
To answer before listening—
    that is folly and shame.
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Proverbs 25:11 NIV
Like apples of gold in settings of silver
    is a ruling rightly given.
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Hebrews 4:12 NIV
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
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Proverbs 10:19 NIV
Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
    but the prudent hold their tongues.
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Proverbs 16:23 NIV
The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent,
    and their lips promote instruction.
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Jeremiah 1:9 NIV
Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth.
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Proverbs 18:21 NIV
The tongue has the power of life and death,
    and those who love it will eat its fruit.
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Proverbs 13:17 NIV
A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
    but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
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Colossians 3:8 NIV
But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
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Ephesians 4:15 NIV
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
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2 Timothy 3:16 NIV
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
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Matthew 15:18-19 NIV
18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
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