25 Bible Verses about Taming Your Tongue

25 Bible Verses about Taming Your Tongue

CXXII Apparel as a christian apparel brand is passionate about encouraging others and helping them see how much God loves them and that there are truths found in Gods word that you can rely on in your daily life. 

God tells us in His Word that the tongue has incredible power. We can use our tongue to encourage and bless one another or we can use our tongue to hurt one another or even make ourselves have a bad reputation. 

Two of the Ten Commandments speak specifically about sins committed with the tongue: using the Lords name in vain, and bearing false witness against someone else (Exodus 20:7, 16.) Also, Jesus Himself warned us about the dangers of using our tongue rashly. Other sins of the tongue include boasting, licentious language, being critical, double-tongued, explosive uncontrolled angry words, hateful speech, or purposefully using obscure words to hide on a significant issue.

We want to encourage you to use pick up your Bible and highlight these verses in it and read God's word each day so you can find truths and be able to stay strong in the faith.

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1.  Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit - Psalms 34:17 - 

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2.  My tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long - Psalms 35:28 - 

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3.   The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off. - Proverbs 10:31 - 

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4.   A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.. - Proverbs 15:4 - 

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5.   The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.. - Proverbs 15:2 - 

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6.   Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. - Proverbs 21:23 - 

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7.   The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off. - Proverbs 10:31 - 

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8.   Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.. - Proverbs 18:21 - 

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9.   He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend. - Psalm 15:2-3 - 

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10.   for it is written, " As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God." - Romans 14:11 - 

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11.  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. - Ephesians 4:29 - 

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12.¬†What goes into someone‚Äôs mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.‚Ä̬†- Matthew 15:11 -¬†

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13. Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good,  to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. - Titus 3:1-2 - 

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14. Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble. From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward. - Proverbs 12:13-14 - 

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14. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. - James 3:5-6 - 

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15. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. - Proverbs 17:28 - 

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16. Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. - James 1:19-20 - 

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17. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. - Colossians 4:6 - 

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18. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. - Colossians 4:6 -

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18. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. - Psalm 19:14 -

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19. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. - 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 -

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20. My lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit. - Job 27:4  -

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20. My lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit. - Job 27:4  -

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21. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. - Matthew 12:36-37  -

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22. Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him. - Proverbs 29:20  -

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23. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. - Colossians 3:7-8  -

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24. Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. - Proverbs 16:24  -

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25. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. - John 13:35  -

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