A Tree Of Life
Proverbs 15:4: A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Psalms 34:13: Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
Matthew 12:37: For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
James 1:26: If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man*s religion is vain.
James 3:2: For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses* mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
1 Peter 3:10: 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:
Proverbs 12:18: There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Proverbs 15:2: The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Matthew 15:11: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Proverbs 25:11: A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Matthew 12:36: But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Proverbs 10:19: In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
Ecclesiastes 5:3: For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool*s voice is known by multitude of words.