Tongue James 3.2-13 D. Ravi Kumar, Vellore Christian Assembly, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Eph. 5:4 It's not right that dirty stories, foolish talk, or obscene jokes should be mentioned among you either. Instead, give thanks to God. (MSG) Though some tongues just love the taste of gossip, Christians have better uses for language than that. Don't talk dirty or silly. That kind of talk doesn't fit our style. Thanksgiving is our dialect.
Psalm 34:13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking guile.
Psalm 141.3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep, the door of my lips.
Pro 10:11 The mouth of a righteous one is a well of life; but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
Eph 4:29 Let not any filthy word go out of your mouth, but if any is good to building up in respect of need, that it may give grace to the ones hearing.
Col. 4.6 Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out.
2Pe 2:10 (ALT) and especially the ones going after [fig., indulging] the flesh in lust of uncleanness [or, unclean desires] and despising authority. [They are] presumptuous [or, reckless] , self-willed [or, stubborn] , not trembling when they speak evil of glories [fig., authorities] , D. Ravi Kumar, Vellore Christian Assembly, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.