List of Bible Verses About the Tongue

Proverbs 18:21

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”

James 3:5-6

“So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness.”

Psalm 34:13

“Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.”

Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

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Proverbs 15:1

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Proverbs 12:18

“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

Matthew 12:36-37

“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.”

Proverbs 21:23

“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”

Colossians 4:6

“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”

Proverbs 17:28

“Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.”

Ephesians 4:29

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

Proverbs 10:19

“When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.”

Psalm 141:3

“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!”

James 1:26

“If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.”

Proverbs 16:24

“Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”

Psalm 39:1

“I said, ‘I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.'”

Proverbs 13:3

“Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.”

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Proverbs 31:26

“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”

Matthew 15:11

“It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

Bible verses about the tongue.
Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 21:23.

Exodus 4:10-12

“But Moses said to the Lord, ‘Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.'”

Psalm 120:2-3

“Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?”

Psalm 15:1-3

“O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? 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.”

Proverbs 4:24

“Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.”

Psalm 64:3-4

“They sharpen their tongues like swords; they aim bitter words like arrows; shooting from ambush at the blameless, shooting at him suddenly and without fear.”

Psalm 141:3

“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!”

James 1:19-20

“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.”

Psalm 12:3-4

“May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, ‘With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?'”

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Psalm 73:9

“They set their mouths against the heavens, and their tongue struts through the earth.”

Psalm 52:2

“Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.”

Proverbs 18:6-7

“A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating. A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.”

Psalm 109:2-3

“For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.”

Isaiah 6:5-7

“And I said: ‘Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!’ Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: ‘Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.'”

Bible verses about the tongue.
Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 12:18.

Psalm 50:19-20

“You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother’s son.”

Psalm 45:1

“My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.”

Psalm 52:4

“You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.”

Psalm 57:4

“My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.”

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Jeremiah 9:8

“Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully; with his mouth each speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he plans an ambush for him.”

Psalm 64:7

“But God shoots his arrow at them; they are wounded suddenly by their own tongues.”

Psalm 50:23

“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!”

Bible verses about the tongue.
Bible verse from the book of 34:13.

Psalm 16:9

“Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.”

Psalm 119:171-172

“My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes. My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.”

Psalm 35:28

“Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.”

Psalm 71:24

“And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt.”

Isaiah 50:4

“The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.”

Isaiah 57:19

“Creating the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and to the near, says the Lord, and I will heal him.”

Revelation 14:5

“And in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless.”

Psalm 139:4

“Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.”

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Job 27:4

“My lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit.”

Bible verses about the tongue.
Bible verse from the book of 18:21.

Psalm 35:20

“For they do not speak peace, but against those who are quiet in the land they devise words of deceit.”

Psalm 52:6

“The righteous shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying…”

Isaiah 6:6-7

“Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: ‘Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.'”

Isaiah 59:3-4

“For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue mutters wickedness.”

Jeremiah 6:10

“To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot listen; behold, the word of the Lord is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it.”

Jeremiah 15:19

“Therefore thus says the Lord: ‘If you return, I will restore you, and you shall stand before me. If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall be as my mouth. They shall turn to you, but you shall not turn to them.'”

Luke 6:45

“The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”