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Wise Speech. The tongue can bring death or life ; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. Prov 18:21 Watch your words and hold your tongue ; you’ll save yourself a lot of grief. Prov 21:23 MSG Prov 10:19 (p.487). Wounding Words. Gossip

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Wise speech

Wise Speech

Wise speech

The tongue can bring death or life;those who love to talk will reap the consequences. Prov18:21

Watch your words and hold your tongue;you’ll save yourself a lot of grief. Prov 21:23 MSG

Prov 10:19 (p.487)

Wounding words

Wounding Words

  • Gossip

    A quarrelsome person starts fights as easily as hot embers light charcoal or fire lights wood.Rumors are dainty morselsthat sink deep into one’s heart. Prov 26:21-22

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Wounding Words

  • Slander / Insults

    Never slander a worker to the employer,or the person will curse you, and you will pay for it.Some people curse their fatherand do not thank their mother.They are pure in their own eyes,but they are filthy and unwashed. Prov30:10-12

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Wounding Words

  • Lying

    Prov 25:18 (also 12:19)

    Just as damagingas a madman shooting a deadly weaponis someone who lies to a friendand then says, “I was only joking.” Prov 26:18-19

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Wounding Words

  • Over-Promising

    Prov 20:25 (also25:14)

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Wounding Words

  • Flattery

    To flatter friendsis to lay a trap for their feet. Prov29:5

    Prov 27:1-2

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Wounding Words

  • Nagging

    Better to live alone in a tumbledown shackthan share a mansion with a nagging spouse. Prov21:9 MSG

War and peace

War and Peace

People may cover their hatred with pleasant words,but they’re deceiving you.They pretend to be kind, but don’t believe them.Their hearts are full of many evils. Prov 26:24-25

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War and Peace

But the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you. For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. These are what defile you. Matt 15:18-20

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War and Peace

Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matt 11:28I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid. John 14:27

Wise fights

Wise fights

  • Deal with your own anger first.

    An angry person starts fights;a hot-tempered person commits all kinds of sin.Pride ends in humiliation,while humility brings honor. Prov 29:22-23

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Wise fights

  • Be willing to avoid or drop the argument.

    Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor;only fools insist on quarreling. Prov 20:3

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Wise fights

  • Stay off substances.

    Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls.Those led astray by drink cannot be wise. Prov 20:1

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Wise fights

  • Be gentle.

    A gentle answer deflects anger,but harsh words make tempers flare. Prov 15:1

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Wise fights

  • Deal with the issue.

    Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate,so stop before a dispute breaks out. Prov 17:14

Becoming a builder

Becoming a Builder

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Eph 4:29 NIV

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Becoming a builder

  • Encouraging

    Prov 16:24

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Becoming a builder

  • Comforting

    Worry weighs a person down;an encouraging word cheers a person up. Prov12:25

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Becoming a builder

  • Gentle

    Prov 25:15

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Becoming a builder

  • Helpful

    The lips of the wise give good advice;the heart of a fool has none to give. Prov 15:7

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Becoming a builder

  • Correcting

    Prov 27:5-6

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Becoming a builder

  • Careful

    The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer,But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. Prov15:28 NASB

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Becoming a builder

  • Defend those in need

    Prov 31:8

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Becoming a builder

  • Timely

    Everyone enjoys a fitting reply;it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time! Prov 15:23

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Becoming a builder

  • A Reputation for Wise Words:

    Choose a good reputation over great riches;being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. Prov 22:1

    The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain;the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions. Prov 10:11

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Wise Speech

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