Taming the Tongue

What The Word Says: About Taming the Tongue

  • Matthew 5:9 (KJV) Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
  • James 3:16 (KJV) For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
  • Proverbs 17:14 (NIV) Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
  • Proverbs 20:3 (NIV) It is to man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.
  • James 4:6 (NIV) But he gives us more grace. That is why the scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
  • Proverbs 29:22 (NIV) An angry man stirs up dissention, and a hot- tempered one commits many sins.
  • Proverbs 21:19 (KJV) It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a contentious and angry woman.
  • Proverbs 26:21 (KJV) As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
  • Philippians 2:2 (NIV) Then make my joy complete by being likeminded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
  • 1 Peter 3:10 (NIV) For the scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.


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