Words in the Bible
- Luke 4:22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
Are spirit and life
- John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Of eternal life
- John 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
- John 12:47-48 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Of the wise
As goads, and as well-fastened nails
- Ecclesiastes 12:11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
- Ecclesiastes 10:12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
Spoken at the proper moment
- Proverbs 15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
- Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
Aptly spoken, like apples of gold in filigree of silver
- Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Of the complete man, gentle
- James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Should be acceptable to God
- Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Of the teacher, should be plain
- 1 Corinthians 14:9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
- 1 Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
Unprofitable, to be avoided
- 2 Timothy 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
Unspeakable, heard by Paul in Paradise
- 2 Corinthians 12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
Vain, not to be regarded
- Exodus 5:9 Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.
- Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Like a tempest
- Job 8:2 How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
Without knowledge, darken advice
- Job 38:2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Idle, an account must be given for on the Day of Judgment
- Matthew 12:36-37 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Hasty, folly of
- Proverbs 29:20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
In a multitude of, is sin
- Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
Fool known by the multitude of
- Ecclesiastes 5:3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.
Will swallow himself
- Ecclesiastes 10:12-14 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself. 13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness. 14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
Seditious, deceive the naive
- Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Deceitful, are a snare to the one who utters them
- Proverbs 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
Of the hypocrite, softer than oil
- Psalms 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
Of the talebearer, wounds to the soul
- Proverbs 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
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