Proverbs’ Words About Words

This week we’re talking about words

The tongue has the power of life and death.
                      —Proverbs 18:21

The Lord hates . . . a lying tongue . . . a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord among brothers (Prv 6:16-17, 19).

If you talk a lot, you are sure to sin (Prv 10:19).

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (Prv 15:1).

It is hard to stop a quarrel once it starts, so don’t let it begin (Prv 17:14).

The smart person says very little, and one with understanding stays calm (Prv 17:27).

Those who are careful about what they say keep themselves out of trouble (Prv 21:23).

A quarrelsome person starts fights as easily as hot embers light charcoal or fire lights wood (Prv 26:21).

There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking (Prv 29:20).

Think carefully before speaking carelessly.

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