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Want to know what the Bible says about verbal abuse? Here are 94 Bible verses about verbal abuse 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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Matthew 12:36-37 NIV
36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
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Titus 3:10 NIV
Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them.
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Colossians 3:19 NIV
Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
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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 22:24 NIV
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person,
    do not associate with one easily angered,
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Ephesians 4:31 NIV
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
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1 Corinthians 7:15 NIV
But if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.
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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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1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
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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 6:4 NIV
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
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Proverbs 29:22 NIV
An angry person stirs up conflict,
    and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.
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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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Galatians 6:1 NIV
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
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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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1 Peter 5:8 NIV
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
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Ephesians 5:25 NIV
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
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Ephesians 4:32 NIV
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
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Proverbs 18:14 NIV
The human spirit can endure in sickness,
    but a crushed spirit who can bear?
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1 John 3:18 NIV
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
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