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147 Bible Verses about Taming Your Tongue

Want to know what the Bible says about Taming Your Tongue? Here are 147 Bible verses about Taming Your Tongue 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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Proverbs 21:23 NIV
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues
    keep themselves from calamity.
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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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James 1:26 NIV
Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.
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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 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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1 Peter 3:10 NIV
For,
“Whoever would love life
    and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
    and their lips from deceitful speech.
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Proverbs 17:28 NIV
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
    and discerning if they hold their tongues.
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Proverbs 15:4 NIV
The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
    but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
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Matthew 15:11 NIV
What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”
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James 3:10 NIV
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
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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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Titus 3:2 NIV
to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
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Proverbs 17:9 NIV
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,
    but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
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Exodus 14:14 NIV
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
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James 1:19-20 NIV
19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
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Proverbs 26:20 NIV
Without wood a fire goes out;
    without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
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James 3:2 NIV
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.
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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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Ecclesiastes 3:7 NIV
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
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