10 Bible Verses On The Power Of Our Words

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10 bible verses on the power of our wordsThe saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is dead wrong. Words do hurt.

As a child I was a victim of verbal abuse. Every word ill spoken to me by a loved one was like a stone thrown at my heart. It took me years and years as an adult to heal the wounds ill spoken words caused.

Yet, even though I personal know the damage words can do, I am far from perfect in my speech to others. I too have slung words that I wish I could retrieve.

I reread the book of Proverbs just recently and verse upon verse about the power of our words kept jumping off the page.

Later while I was scrolling through pictures for backgrounds for these 10 verses on words I am sharing with you below I came across the picture I had taken of  stones at a gift shop, and knew  immediately it had to be the background for these verses on words.

Our words are stones. We are nothing but stone throwers with each word we speak.

If our words contain beauty people treasure them.

If our words contain pain people toss them aside, but not until after they have had to deal with the wound they caused.

Like the stones in these pictures are hand selected by buyers, we get to choose our words. Which ones will you choose?

10 Bible Verses On The Power Of  Our Words

Evil words destroy one's friends; wise discernment rescues the godly (Proverbs 11:9)Proverbs 11:9 “Evil words destroy one’s friends; wise discernment rescues the godly.”

It is foolish to belittle a nieghbor; a person with good sense remains silent (Proverbs 11:12)Proverbs 11:12 “It is foolish to belittle a neighbor; a person with good sense remains silent”

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. (Proverbs 11:17)Proverbs 11:17 “Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel.”

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)Proverbs 15: 1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but hard words stir up anger.”

Gentle words bring life and health; a decietful tongue crushes the spirit (Proverbs 15:4)Proverbs 15:4 “Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit”

Kind words are like honey-sweet to the soul and healthy for the body (Proverbs 1624)Proverbs 16:24 “Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”

A person's words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook (proverbs 18:4) Proverbs 18:4 “A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook.

"Words satisfy the soul as food satisfies the stomach; the right words on a person's lips bring satisfaction." (Proverbs 18:20)Proverbs 18:20 “Words satisfy the soul as food satisfies the stomach; the right words on a person’s lips bring satisfaction.”

Proverbs 20 verse 15 wordsProverbs 20:15 “Wise speech is rarer and more valuable than gold and rubies.”

Proverbs 25 vrse 18Proverbs 25:18 “Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.”

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Want to take the study the power of your words further? Read Speak Love: Make Your Words Matter by annie f. downs. “Because when your speak love, you speak life. And that’s what matters.”

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  1. These are fabulous reminder of the power of our words! May we hide them in our hearts to meditate in times of weakness! Sharing this today!

  2. I love all of these!! I’m going to write them down on index cards to start working on committing to memory.

  3. What a fantastic post! So many great verses here!

  4. Wow – very very timely post for me! I need these scriptures and this post! Thanks for this word!

  5. So true words coming flying out so quickly and can do so much damage! These scriptures spoke to me this morning as I go through my day! Thank You!

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