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Think Before You Speak and Before You Act

Think Before You Speak and Let All That You Do Be Done In Love

Psalm 34:13    Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

Psalm 37:30  The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Psalm 39:1    I said, “I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue;  I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence.”

Psalm 52:2    Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.

Psalm 141:3    Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;  keep watch over the door of my lips!

Proverbs 10:19  When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Proverbs 12:16  A fool’s wrath is quickly and openly known, but a prudent man ignores an insult.

Proverbs 12:17    He who breathes out truth shows forth righteousness uprightness and right standing with God, but a false witness utters deceit.

Proverbs 12:18     There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 12:19    Truthful lips shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is credited but for a moment.

Proverbs 12:22    Lying lips are extremely disgusting and hateful to the Lordbut they who deal faithfully are His delight.

Proverbs 12:25    Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but an encouraging word makes it glad.

Proverbs 12:26    The consistently righteous man is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked causes others to go astray.

Proverbs 14:16-17    A wise man fears and departs from evil, But a fool rages and is self-confident.  A quick-tempered man acts foolishly, And a man of wicked intentions is hated.

Proverbs 14:29    He who is slow to wrath has great understanding, But he who is impulsive exalts folly.

Proverbs 15:1-2    A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.  The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.

Proverbs 15:4    A wholesome, gentle tongue is a tree of lifeBut perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Proverbs 15:7    The lips of the wise disperse knowledgeBut the heart of the fool does not do so.

Proverbs 15:14    The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,  But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Proverbs 15:18    A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention.

Proverbs 15:23    A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is!

Proverbs 15:26    The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LordBut the words of the pure are pleasant.

Proverbs 15:28  The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.

Proverbs 16:24    Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body.

Proverbs 17:1    Better is a dry morsel with quietness, Than a house full of feasting with strife.

Proverbs 17:9    He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends.

Proverbs 17:14    The beginning of strife is like releasing water;  Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.

Proverbs 17:17    A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.

Proverbs 25:11

Proverbs 17:20    He who has a wayward and crooked mind finds no good, and he who has a willful and contrary tongue will fall into calamity.

Proverbs 17:27-28    He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit.   Even a fool when he holds his peace is considered wise;  when he closes his lips he is esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs 18:2    A self-confident fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself.

Proverbs 18:4    The words of a discreet and wise man’s mouth are like deep waters plenteous and difficult to fathom, and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving.

Proverbs 18:6-8    A self-confident fool’s lips bring contention, and his mouth invites a beating.  A self-confident fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself.  The words of a whisperer or talebearer (gossip)  are as dainty morsels;  they go down into the innermost parts of the body.

Proverbs 18:19    A brother offended is harder to be won over than a strong city, and their contentions separate them like the bars of a castle.

Proverbs 18:20    A man’s moral self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth;  and with the consequence of his words he must be satisfied whether good or evil.

Proverbs 18:21    Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it for death or life.

Proverbs 19:11    The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression.

Proverbs 20:3    It is an honor for a man to cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool will quarrel.

Proverbs 20:19    He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets;  therefore associate not with him who talks too freely.

Proverbs 21:23    Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Proverbs 25:9    Debate your case with your neighbor, And do not disclose the secret to another;

Proverbs 25:11    A word fitly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Proverbs 25:15    By long forbearance a ruler is persuaded, And a gentle tongue breaks a bone.

Proverbs 25:18    A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, and a sharp arrow.

Proverbs 25:23    The north wind brings forth rain, And a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.

Proverbs 26:20    For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

Proverbs 29:11    A self-confident fool utters all his angerbut a wise man holds it back and stills it.

Proverbs 29:20    Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?  There is more hope for a self-confident fool than for him.

Proverbs 29:22-23    A man of wrath stirs up strife, and a man given to anger commits and causes much transgression.  A man’s pride will bring him low, but he who is of a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Ecclesiastes 7:9    Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Matthew 12:33-37    “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. 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.”

Matthew 15:11    It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.

Ephesians 4:29    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.

Ephesians 4:32  And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Titus 3:1-11    Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.

For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.  But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works.   These things are good and profitable to men.  But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.  Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition, knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned.

James 1:19-20    Understand this, my beloved brethren.  Let every man be quick to hear a ready listener, slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry.  For man’s anger does not promote the righteousness God desires.

James 1:26    If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

James 2:12-17    So speak and so act as people should who are to be judged under the law of liberty, the moral instruction given by Christ, especially about love.  For to him who has shown no mercy the judgment will be merciless, but mercy full of glad confidence exults victoriously over judgment.

What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no good works to show for it?   Can such faith save his soul?

If a brother or sister is poorly clad and lacks food for each day, And one of you says to him, Good-bye! Keep yourself warm and well fed, without giving him the necessities for the body, what good does that do?    

So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).

1 Peter 3:10    For Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.

1 Peter 4:8    Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins love forgives and disregards the offenses of others.

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9 comments on “Think Before You Speak and Before You Act

  1. harman747
    July 27, 2014

    Reblogged this on harman747's Blog.

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  4. Cj
    May 31, 2013

    I feel very blessed to find your page! 🙂 I was just writing about the same topic today and had to find more verses to support it with then I found you. Oh and just so you know, I used your image above on my blog post but I placed a photo credit underneath it. Keep spreading GOD’s word! God bless you and your blog! – Cj

    • shareaverse
      May 31, 2013

      Share A Verse gets more hits on Think Before You Speak than any other post ever! I have had visitors to this site from over 140 countries around the world and in every language, everywhere, people realize that our mouth will get us in trouble faster than anything! I am glad you found us and you are more than welcome to the image. =) God bless you.

      • Cj
        June 13, 2013

        Wow! Praising God for that! 😀 Very glad to hear! Well, we are expected to get ourselves into trouble as partakers of the sufferings that Christ went through 🙂 It would be questionable if the world would love us, ha! Keep doing what you’re doing! Thanks again!

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