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The Power Of The Tongue

  1. 1. The Power of the Tongue
  2. 2. <ul><li>Death and life are in </li></ul><ul><li>the power of the tongue, </li></ul><ul><li>And those who love it will eat its fruit. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 18:21 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>If anyone does not stumble in word, </li></ul><ul><li>he is a perfect man, </li></ul><ul><li>able also </li></ul><ul><li>to bridle the whole body. </li></ul><ul><li>James 3:2 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Whoever guards </li></ul><ul><li>his mouth and tongue </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps his soul from troubles. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 21:23 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>… for every idle word men may speak, </li></ul><ul><li>they will give account of it </li></ul><ul><li>in the Day of Judgment. </li></ul><ul><li>For by your words </li></ul><ul><li>you will be justified, </li></ul><ul><li>and by your words </li></ul><ul><li>you will be condemned. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 12:36,37 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>A man’s stomach shall be satisfied </li></ul><ul><li>from the fruit of his mouth, </li></ul><ul><li>From the produce of his lips </li></ul><ul><li>he shall be filled. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 18:20 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The mouth of the righteous </li></ul><ul><li>is a well of life, </li></ul><ul><li>But violence covers the mouth </li></ul><ul><li>of the wicked. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 10:11 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Wisdom is found on the lips </li></ul><ul><li>of him who has understanding, </li></ul><ul><li>But a rod is for the back of him </li></ul><ul><li>who is devoid of understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 10:13 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>In the multitude of words </li></ul><ul><li>sin is not lacking, </li></ul><ul><li>But he who restrains his lips is wise. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 10:19 </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The tongue of the righteous </li></ul><ul><li>is choice silver; </li></ul><ul><li>The heart of the wicked is worth little. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 10:20 </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The lips of the righteous feed many, </li></ul><ul><li>But fools die for lack of wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 10:21 </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The lips of the righteous </li></ul><ul><li>know what is acceptable, </li></ul><ul><li>But the mouth of the wicked </li></ul><ul><li>what is perverse. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 10:32 </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The hypocrite with his mouth </li></ul><ul><li>destroys his neighbor, </li></ul><ul><li>But through knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>the righteous will be delivered. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 11:9 </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The words of the wicked are, </li></ul><ul><li>“Lie in wait for blood,” </li></ul><ul><li>But the mouth of the upright </li></ul><ul><li>will deliver them. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 12:6 </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The wicked is ensnared </li></ul><ul><li>by the transgression of his lips, </li></ul><ul><li>But the righteous </li></ul><ul><li>will come through trouble. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 12:13 </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>A man will be satisfied with good </li></ul><ul><li>by the fruit of his mouth, </li></ul><ul><li>And the recompense of a man’s hands </li></ul><ul><li>will be rendered to him. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 12:14 </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>There is one who speaks </li></ul><ul><li>like the piercings of a sword, </li></ul><ul><li>But the tongue of the wise </li></ul><ul><li>promotes health. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 12:18 </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Anxiety in the heart of man </li></ul><ul><li>causes depression, </li></ul><ul><li>But a good word makes it glad. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 12:25 </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>A man shall eat well </li></ul><ul><li>by the fruit of his mouth, </li></ul><ul><li>But the soul of the unfaithful </li></ul><ul><li>feeds on violence. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 13:2 </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>He who guards his mouth </li></ul><ul><li>preserves his life, </li></ul><ul><li>But he who opens wide his lips </li></ul><ul><li>shall have destruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 13:3 </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>In the mouth of a fool </li></ul><ul><li>is a rod of pride, </li></ul><ul><li>But the lips of the wise </li></ul><ul><li>will preserve them. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 14:3 </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>A soft answer turns away wrath, </li></ul><ul><li>But a harsh word stirs up anger. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 15:1 </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>The tongue of the wise </li></ul><ul><li>uses knowledge rightly, </li></ul><ul><li>But the mouth of fools </li></ul><ul><li>pours forth foolishness. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 15:2 </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>A wholesome tongue </li></ul><ul><li>is a tree of life, </li></ul><ul><li>But perverseness in it </li></ul><ul><li>breaks the spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 15:4 </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>The lips of the wise </li></ul><ul><li>disperse knowledge, </li></ul><ul><li>But the heart of the fool </li></ul><ul><li>does not do so. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 15:7 </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>The heart of the righteous </li></ul><ul><li>studies how to answer, </li></ul><ul><li>But the mouth of the wicked </li></ul><ul><li>pours forth evil. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 15:28 </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>The heart of the wise </li></ul><ul><li>teaches his mouth, </li></ul><ul><li>And adds learning to his lips. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 16:23 </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Pleasant words </li></ul><ul><li>are like a honeycomb, </li></ul><ul><li>Sweetness to the soul </li></ul><ul><li>and health to the bones. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 16:24 </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>The words of a man’s mouth </li></ul><ul><li>are deep waters; </li></ul><ul><li>The wellspring of wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>is a flowing brook. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 18:4 </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>A fool’s lips enter into contention, </li></ul><ul><li>And his mouth calls for blows. </li></ul><ul><li>A fool’s mouth is his destruction, </li></ul><ul><li>And his lips are the snare of his soul. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 18:6,7 </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>The words of a talebearer </li></ul><ul><li>are like tasty trifles, </li></ul><ul><li>And they go down </li></ul><ul><li>into the inmost body. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 18:8 </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>A word fitly spoken </li></ul><ul><li>is like apples of gold </li></ul><ul><li>In settings of silver. </li></ul><ul><li>Proverbs 25:11 </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>For out of the abundance of the heart </li></ul><ul><li>the mouth speaks. </li></ul><ul><li>A good man out of </li></ul><ul><li>the good treasure of his heart </li></ul><ul><li>brings forth good things, </li></ul><ul><li>and an evil man out of the evil treasure </li></ul><ul><li>brings forth evil things. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 12:34,35 </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>And the tongue is a fire, </li></ul><ul><li>a world of iniquity. </li></ul><ul><li>The tongue is so set among our members </li></ul><ul><li>that it defiles the whole body, </li></ul><ul><li>and sets on fire the course of nature; </li></ul><ul><li>and it is set on fire by hell. </li></ul><ul><li>James 3:6 </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>But no man </li></ul><ul><li>can tame the tongue. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an unruly evil, </li></ul><ul><li>full of deadly poison. </li></ul><ul><li>James 3:8 </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>You’re unlikely to be hurt </li></ul><ul><li>by something you didn’t say </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>Never judge a person’s horsepower </li></ul><ul><li>by their exhaust </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>Take a tip from nature- </li></ul><ul><li>our ears aren’t made to shut, </li></ul><ul><li>but our mouth is. </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>Silence is the ultimate weapon of power; </li></ul><ul><li>it is also one of the hardest </li></ul><ul><li>arguments to dispute. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes you have to be </li></ul><ul><li>silent </li></ul><ul><li>to be heard. </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>The more you complain </li></ul><ul><li>the less you’ll obtain. </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>A life of complaining </li></ul><ul><li>is the ultimate rut. </li></ul><ul><li>The only difference </li></ul><ul><li>between a rut and a grave </li></ul><ul><li>is the timing. </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>The wheel that squeaks the loudest </li></ul><ul><li>often gets replaced. </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>Flapping gums dull </li></ul><ul><li>two of your important senses- </li></ul><ul><li>audio and visual. </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>Many a great idea </li></ul><ul><li>has been quenched </li></ul><ul><li>by wrong words. </li></ul>
  45. 45. <ul><li>A wise old owl sat on an oak; </li></ul><ul><li>The more he saw the less he spoke; </li></ul><ul><li>The less he spoke the more he heard; </li></ul><ul><li>Why aren’t we like that wise old bird. </li></ul><ul><li>-Edward H. Richards </li></ul>

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