Self-Control (Speech)

Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech. (Proverbs 4:24 NLT)

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

A sensible person keeps quiet. (Proverbs 11:12 NLT)

Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything. (Proverbs 13:3 NLT)

Good people think before they answer, but the wicked speak evil without ever thinking. (Proverbs 15:28 CEV)

The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. (Proverbs 17:27 NIV)

Answering before listening is both stupid and rude. (Proverbs 18:13 MSG)

Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut and you will stay out of trouble. (Proverbs 21:23 NLT)

Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them. (Proverbs 29:20 NIV)

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. (James 1:19 NIV)

If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. (James 1:26 NLT)

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