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What comes out of our mouth reflects what is in our heart.

What is in our heart is what we believe and what we believe shows where our faith is.  Faith is what you put your trust in.

We believe what we have learned.   We learn from past experience, reading, interacting with the world around us – listening, seeing, reading etc.

If what we believe and have learned is not based on truth we must UN-learn it.

The beliefs that we hold about life, play a major role in our happiness and our thoughts and feelings about ourselves and others.

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 296 helpful votes

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 242 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 228 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Matthew 12:37 ESV / 166 helpful votes

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 18:21 ESV / 165 helpful votes

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Proverbs 17:27 ESV / 134 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Psalm 141:3 ESV / 133 helpful votes

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 123 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 109 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 21:23 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 93 helpful votes

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 81 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Proverbs 15:4 ESV / 77 helpful votes

A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Matthew 15:11 ESV / 69 helpful votes

It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

James 1:26 ESV / 60 helpful votes

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 58 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 47 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Proverbs 18:20 ESV / 47 helpful votes

From the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.

Our own words frequently shape our good or evil fortune in life

James 3:8 ESV / 46 helpful votes

But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 41 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 40 helpful votes

When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

1 Timothy 6:12 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

1 Corinthians 2:13 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

Mark 11:23 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 29 helpful votes

You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

1 John 4:2-3 ESV / 26 helpful votes

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

Matthew 12:34-37 ESV / 26 helpful votes

You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

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