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Want to know what the Bible says about Words? Here are 108 Bible verses about Words 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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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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Matthew 12:37 NIV
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
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Matthew 12:36 NIV
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.
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Colossians 3:17 NIV
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
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Proverbs 16:24 NIV
Gracious words are a honeycomb,
    sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
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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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1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
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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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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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Ephesians 5:3-5 NIV
3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater —has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
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Exodus 20:7 NIV
“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
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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 29:20 NIV
Do you see someone who speaks in haste?
    There is more hope for a fool than for them.
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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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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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Isaiah 55:11 NIV
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
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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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Matthew 6:9 NIV
“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
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Proverbs 13:3 NIV
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives,
    but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
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