Words of Men-tf
Matthew 15:10-20 "Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth. . . ."
12:35-37 "For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."
Job 6:25 "How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?"
The Wicked (Politicians, Men of the Cloth, Newsmen, etc.)
Psalm 55:20-21 "The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart. . . ." (the "pope")
Proverbs 16:27-30 "A violent man enticeth his neighbour . . . moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass."
26:20-25 ". . . where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth."
v. 28 "A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin." (See Daniel)
Isaiah 32:6-7 "For the vile . . . make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
Daniel 7:11,25 "And he shall speak great words against the most High. . . ."
Titus 1:10 "
Proverbs 10:11-21 "The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life. . . . The lips of the righteous feed many. . . ."
15:4 "A wholesome tongue is a tree of life. . . ."
16:23 "The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips."
Matthew 10:14 "And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet."
Ecclesiastes 9:17 "
Ecclesiastes 10:12-14 "The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself."
Proverbs 15:1-4 "A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger."
v. 26 "The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord: but the words of the pure are pleasant words."
v. 28 "The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things."
Different Kinds of Words
Ecclesiastes 8:4 "Where the word of a king is, there is power. . . ."
Jeremiah 7:8 "Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit." (Some do!)
1st Corinthians 14:1-9 "Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you . . . So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken?"
A Time and a Place
Ecclesiastes 3:1-7 ". . . there is a . . . time to every purpose . . . a time to keep silence, and a time to speak. . . ."
Mark 15:1-5 "But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled." (as it was so prophesied)
Isaiah 53:7 " . . . as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth."
Proverbs 15:23 "A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!"
23:9 "Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words."
(Matthew 7:6 "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine. . . .")
Let Thy Words be Few
Proverbs 17:28 ". . . he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding."
Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 ". . . let thy words be few. . . . a fool's voice is known by multitude of words."
v. 7 "For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities. . . ."
29:20 "Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him."
The Lord Puts Words in Men's Mouths
Exodus 4:10-15 ". . . and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say."
Jeremiah 1:8-9 "And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth."
Matthew 10:18-20 "But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak."
Luke 21:12-15 ". . . For I will give you a mouth and wisdom. . . ."
John 3:34 "For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him."
"Listen to your children, they'll tell you how they should be raised." [from today's educators and "experts"]
"Children should be seen and not heard." [the wisdom of our bible influenced grandparents]