Selected Proverbs on Speech
18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
15:04 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
10:21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment.
18:20 From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.
12:14 From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.
13:02 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
28:13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
12:06 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
11:09 With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
16:27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
26:18 Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows, is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I was only joking!”
18:06 A fool’s lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.
18:07 A fool’s mouth is his undoing, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
12:13 An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
17:27 A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
15:28 The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.
11:12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
13:03 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
15:23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply-and how good is a timely word!
31:26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
29:20 Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.