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Proverbs 10:11 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
    but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

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Proverbs 15:4 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

A gentle tongue is a tree of life,
    but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

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Proverbs 15:23 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,
    and a word in season, how good it is!

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Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 16:23-24 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

23 The mind of the wise makes his speech judicious,
    and adds persuasiveness to his lips.
24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
    sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 18:4 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters;
    the fountain of wisdom is a gushing stream.

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Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 18:21 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
    and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 26:23 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

23 Like the glaze[a] covering an earthen vessel
    are smooth[b] lips with an evil heart.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 26:23 Cn: Heb silver of dross
  2. Proverbs 26:23 Gk: Heb burning
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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