57 Reasons To Guard Your Mouth

There is a time and a place to open your mouth or perhaps, “keep it zipped.”

If what you have to say is not in Love, you can always take it to the cross and let Jesus deal with your concerns.

Here are 57 verses to help you know how and when to open your mouth; these verses from Bible Gateway[1] speak for themselves:

1.  Job 6:24

Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.

2.  Psalm 131:2a

But I have calmed and quieted myself

3.  Proverbs 17:1

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.

4.  Ecclesiastes 9:17

The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.

5.  Isaiah 32:17

The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

6.  Ephesians 4:29 

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

7.  Psalm 17:3

Though you probe my heart, though you examine me at night and test me, you will find that I have planned no evil; my mouth has not transgressed.

8.  Psalm 19:14

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

 9.  Psalm 37:30

The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.

10.  Psalm 40:3

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.

11.  Psalm 49:3

My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.

12.  Psalm 51:15

Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise.

13.  Matthew 15:11

What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.

 14.  Luke 1:64

Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God.

 15.  Luke 6:45

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

16.  Romans 10:9

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

17.  Ephesians 4:29

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

18.  James 3:2-4

We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.

 19.  Job 6:30

Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?

20.  Job 8:21

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.

21.  Job 15:6

Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you.

22.  Job 16:5

But my mouth would encourage you; comfort from my lips would bring you relief.

23.  Job 27:4

My lips will not say anything wicked, and my tongue will not utter lies.

24.  Job 33:3

My words come from an upright heart; my lips sincerely speak what I know.

25.  Psalm 12:2

Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts.

26.  Psalm 17:1

Hear me, Lord, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Hear my prayer— it does not rise from deceitful lips.

 27.  Psalm 31:18

Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous.

 28.  Psalm 34:13

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.

29.  Psalm 45:2

You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.

30.  Psalm 50:16

But to the wicked person, God says: “What right have you to recite my laws or take my covenant on your lips?

31. Psalm 51:15

Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise.

32.  Psalm 59:7

See what they spew from their mouths— the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, “Who can hear us?”

 33.  Psalm 59:12

For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. For the curses and lies they utter.

34.  Psalm 63:3

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

 35.  Psalm 66:13-14 

I will come to your temple with burnt offerings and fulfill my vows to you— vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.

 36.  Psalm 71:23

My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered.

 37.  Psalm 89:34

I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.

 38.  Psalm 119:171

May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.

39. Psalm 141:3

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

40. Proverbs 4:24

Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

41. Proverbs 8:6

Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.

 42. Proverbs 8:7

My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.

43. Proverbs 10:18

Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.

44. Proverbs 12:14

From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.

45. Proverbs 12:22

The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

 46. Proverbs 13:3

Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

47. Proverbs 14:3

A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.

48. Proverbs 15:7

The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.

49. Proverbs 16:23

The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.

50.  Proverbs 18:7

The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.

51.  Proverbs 20:15

Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.

 52.  Proverbs 24:26

An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.

53.  Proverbs 24:28

Do not testify against your neighbor without cause— would you use your lips to mislead?

54.  Proverbs 27:2

Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.

55.  Colossians 3:8

But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

56.  Hebrews 13:15

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

 57.  1 Peter 3:10

For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.”

  1. https://www.biblegateway.com/

 

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