“Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Verses posted in the Speech category
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ,
But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.