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44 Bible Verses About The Tongue

Have you ever said something you regretted later or stayed quiet when you should have spoken up and then also regretted it later? We all have at some point and that shows just how powerful our words are. They can heal or hurt, build up or tear down—it all depends on how we choose to use them.

The Bible has a lot to say about the power of the tongue and our words. It cautions us to tame our tongues because our words can leave a lasting impression on ourselves and on the people around us.

Let’s now take a look at 44 powerful Bible verses about the tongue that teach us to be mindful of how we talk.

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List of 44 Bible verses about the tongue

Bible verses about the tongue.

Proverbs 15:4 

“The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.”

James 1:26 

“Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”

Proverbs 18:21 

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

James 3:5 

“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.”

Proverbs 12:18

“The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

Psalm 39:1 

“I said, ‘I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked.'”

Proverbs 21:23 

“Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.”

Psalm 34:13

“Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.”

Proverbs 15:2

“The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.”

James 3:6 

“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.”

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Psalm 120:2

“Save me, Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.”

Bible verses about the tongue.

Proverbs 17:27-28

“The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”

Psalm 15:2-3 

“He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart and has no slander on their tongue, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others;”

Psalm 64:3 

“They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.”

Proverbs 17:20 

“One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.”

Psalm 101:5

“Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate.”

Proverbs 28:23

“Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.”

Psalm 120:3-4

“What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue? He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush.”

Psalm 12:3

“May the Lord silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue—”

Proverbs 18:6

“The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.”

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Psalm 140:3

“They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s; the poison of vipers is on their lips.”

Bible verses about the tongue.

Proverbs 16:24

“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”

Psalm 57:4 

“I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.”

Proverbs 10:31 

“From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced.”

Psalm 59:12 

“For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. For the curses and lies they utter,”

Proverbs 17:4 

“A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.”

Psalm 52:2-4

“Your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor, you who practice deceit. You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth. You love every harmful word,

you deceitful tongue!”

Proverbs 19:5 

“A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.”

Proverbs 25:23

“Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.”

Bible verses about the tongue.

Proverbs 19:9 

“A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.”

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Jeremiah 9:3 

“They make ready their tongue like a bow, to shoot lies; it is not by truth that they triumph in the land. They go from one sin to another; they do not acknowledge me,” declares the Lord.

Proverbs 21:6 

“A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.”

Proverbs 18:20

“From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.”

Proverbs 26:28

“A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.”

Proverbs 31:26 

“She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”

Isaiah 59:3 

“For your hands are stained with blood, your fingers with guilt. Your lips have spoken falsely, and your tongue mutters wicked things.”

Proverbs 29:20 

“Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.”

Job 27:4

“My lips will not say anything wicked, and my tongue will not utter lies.”

Proverbs 25:15 

“Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.”

Bible verses about the tongue.

Psalm 71:24

“My tongue will tell of your righteous acts all day long, for those who wanted to harm me have been put to shame and confusion.”

Proverbs 27:2

“Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.”

1 Peter 3:10

“For, Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.”

Psalm 119:172

“May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.”

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Proverbs 19:28 

“A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.”

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