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we do, among other things, if we would love life, and see good days?
"For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain
his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile." 1 Peter
has Paul left on record concerning corrupt communication, foolish talking
"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth."
Eph. 4:29. "Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which
are not convenient; but rather giving of thanks." Eph. 5:4.
the Saviour say about idle words?
"But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they
shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." Matt. 12:36.
does he who keeps his mouth and tongue, keep his soul?
"Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from
troubles." Prov. 21:23.
How is he
who holds his peace, under certain circumstances, regarded by people of
"Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; and
he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding."
influence have kind words and a wholesome tongue upon others?
"A soft answer turneth away wrath." Prov. 15:1. "A
wholesome tongue is a tree of life." Prov. 15:4.
the effect of grievous words?
"Grievous words stir up anger." Prov. 15:1. "There
is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword." Prov. 12:18.
the abiding future of the truthful, with the brief continuance of such as
"The lip of truth shall be established forever; but a
lying tongue is but for a moment." Prov. 12:19.
a sure index of the heart?
"For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."
said of the man who offends not in word?
"If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man,
and able also to bridle the whole body." James 3:2.
said of the professed Christian whose language is unbecoming?
"If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his
tongue, ... this man's religion is vain." James 1:26.
words have weight in the judgment?
"For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy
words thou shalt be condemned." Matt. 12:37.
forcible scriptures, what startling truth is established?
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue."
should be the constant prayer of each heart?
"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be
acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer." Ps.