10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially of the circumcision; [The circumcision was Jews who sought to become Christians. Unruly, vain talkers, and deceivers preached their vain opinions from the thoughts of their carnal minds and evil imaginations instead of only preaching words they heard commanded by the Spirit immediately before speaking.]
28 Even a fool, when he doesn't speak, is considered wise; and he who shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
11 A fool utters all his mind, but a wise man keeps it back.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it shall eat its fruit.1
36 But I say to you, for every idle [non-edifying] word that men speak, they will give an account of the same in the day of judgment. [From the Word of the Lord within: "All talk is an abomination. Conversation is to be restricted so much that you are ostracized. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. Let your words be as few as possible." Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth except what is edifying, so that it may minister grace to those who hear you. Eph 4:29.]
37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."4
26 If anyone among you considers himself to be religious but does not bridle [restrain] his tongue, he deceives his own heart [thinking to be religious], and this man's religion is worthless.6
19 Therefore, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. It is set among our members, defiling the whole body, and setting on fire the course of our life; and it is set on fire by hell.
7 For every kind of beast, and of bird, and of serpent, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind.
8 But no man can tame the tongue, it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. [Only the grace of God can tame a man's tongue.]
|Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 |
2 Do not be rash with your mouth, and do not let your heart be hasty to utter anything before God. For God is in heaven, and you are upon the earth; therefore let your words be few.2
3 For a dream comes through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.