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Proverbs regarding articulating, asserting, communicating, conversing, conveying, declaring, delivering, enunciating, expressing, making known, pronouncing, saying, speaking, stating, voicing

  1. Remove perverse speech from your mouth; keep devious talk far from your lips.

    Prov. 4:24 (read whole chapter)

  2. The teaching of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.

    Prov. 10:11 (read whole chapter)

  3. When words abound, transgression is inevitable, but the one who restrains his words is wise.
    What the righteous say is like the best silver, but what the wicked think is of little value.
    The teaching of the righteous feeds many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.

    Prov. 10:19-21 (read whole chapter)

  4. The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing, but the speech of the wicked is perverse.

    Prov. 10:32 (read whole chapter)

  5. Speaking recklessly is like the thrusts of a sword, but the words of the wise bring healing.

    Prov. 12:18 (read whole chapter)

  6. Anxiety in a person's heart weighs him down, but an encouraging word brings him joy.

    Prov. 12:25 (read whole chapter)

  7. The one who guards his words guards his life, but whoever is talkative will come to ruin.

    Prov. 13:3 (read whole chapter)

  8. In all hard work there is profit, but merely talking about it only brings poverty.

    Prov. 14:23 (read whole chapter)

  9. A gentle response turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

    Prov. 15:1 (read whole chapter)

  10. The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but not so the heart of fools.

    Prov. 15:7 (read whole chapter)

  11. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

    Prov. 16:24 (read whole chapter)

  12. One who acts wickedly pays attention to evil counsel; a liar listens to a malicious tongue.

    Prov. 17:4 (read whole chapter)

  13. The one who has a perverse heart does not find good, and the one who is deceitful in speech falls into trouble.

    Prov. 17:20 (read whole chapter)

  14. The truly wise person restrains his words, and the one who stays calm is discerning.
    Even a fool who remains silent is considered wise, and the one who holds his tongue is deemed discerning.

    Prov. 17:27-28 (read whole chapter)

  15. The lips of a fool enter into strife, and his mouth invites a flogging.
    The mouth of a fool is his ruin, and his lips are a snare for his life.

    Prov. 18:6-7 (read whole chapter)

  16. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love its use will eat its fruit.

    Prov. 18:21 (read whole chapter)

  17. The one who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious - the king will be his friend.

    Prov. 22:11 (read whole chapter)

  18. Like a kiss on the lips is the one who gives an honest answer.

    Prov. 24:26 (read whole chapter)

  19. Like apples of gold in settings of silver, so is a word skillfully spoken.
    Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to the ear of the one who listens.
    Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those who send him, for he refreshes the heart of his masters.
    Like cloudy skies and wind that produce no rain, so is the one who boasts of a gift not given.
    Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a soft tongue can break a bone.

    Prov. 25:11-15 (read whole chapter)


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