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The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. — Proverbs 18:21 (NIV)

A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends. — Proverbs 16:28 (NIV)

Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk… From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things… — Proverbs 12:13–14 (NIV)

The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. — Proverbs 12:18 (NIV)

An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies.. — Proverbs 12:17 (NIV)

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

Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. — Proverbs 25:15 (NIV)

From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced. The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse. — Proverbs 10:31–32 (NIV)

Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given. — Proverbs 25:11 (NIV)

An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. — Proverbs 24:26 (NIV)

Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. — Proverbs 10:18 (NIV)

Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut. — Proverbs 10:19 (NLT)

A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart. — Luke 6:45 (NLT)

A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. — Proverbs 16:23 (NIV84)

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. 

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

— Psalm 139 (NIV)