Study and meditate on these Scriptures to help control your tongue. All verses listed here are from the New King James Version.

Job 27:4
My lips will not speak wickedness, Nor my tongue utter deceit.

Psalm 15:3
Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle?
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?

He who walks uprightly,
And works righteousness,
And speaks the truth in his heart;
He who does not backbite with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend;

Psalm 34:13
Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.

Psalm 35:28
And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness, And of Your praise all the day long.

Psalm 37:30
The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of justice.

Psalm 39:1
I said, "I will guard my ways, Lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, While the wicked are before me."

Psalm 119:171-173
My lips shall utter praise,
For You teach me Your statutes.
My tongue shall speak of Your word,
For all Your commandments are righteousness.

Psalm 139:4
For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.

Proverbs 10:31
The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, But the perverse tongue will be cut out.

James 1:26
If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless.

James 3:4-6
Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

1 Peter 3:10
For " He who would love life
And see good days,
Let him refrain his tongue from evil,
And his lips from speaking deceit.



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