Keep watch over the door of my lips. … Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues. … The tongue of the righteous is choice silver … The lips of the righteous nourish many. … The lips of the wise spread knowledge. … Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. … The tongue of the wise brings healing.
The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. … The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life. … The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom … The lips of the righteous know what is fitting.
One whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble. … The words of the reckless pierce like swords. … Truthful lips endure forever. … The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. … The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. … Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is the man who gives false testimony against a neighbor.
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