Saturday, June 12, 2010

Project 4:4--Day One Hundred Forty-One

Day One Hundred Forty-One, Proverbs

Wise and foolish talk

Prov. 16:23

A wise man’s heart guides his mouth,
and his lips promote instruction.


Righteous and wicked talk

Prov. 13:2

From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things,
but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.


Appropriate speech

Prov. 27:14

If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning,
it will be taken as a curse.


Maintaining silence

Prov. 17:28

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
and discerning if he holds his tongue.


Controlled speech

Prov. 15:1

A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.


Flattery

Prov. 26:28

A lying tongue hates those it hurts,
and a flattering mouth works ruin.


Slander and gossip

Prov. 20:19

A gossip betrays a confidence;
so avoid a man who talks too much.


Hurtful talk

Prov. 11:12

A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor,
but a man of understanding holds his tongue.


Quarreling

Prov. 17:14

Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam;
so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.


Lying

Prov. 12:22

The Lord detests lying lips,
but he delights in men who are truthful.


Power of tongue

Prov. 18:20-21

From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is filled;
with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.

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