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What Does The Bible Say About Cussing?
By Adam Bartlett
The Bible has a lot to say about the speech we use and it is important to know that God does not think it is acceptable to speak that way. Your speech says a lot about you and is a mirror to your heart according to the Bible. Whatever is in your heart will be exposed by the way you speak. The following scriptures reveal what the Word says about our speech and how it is viewed by God.
23: Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
3: He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
7: A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
8: The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
34: O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35: A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
36: But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37: For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
45: A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
29: Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30: And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31: Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
26: If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
3: Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
4: Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
5: Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
6: And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
7: For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
8: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9: Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10: Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
1 Peter 3
10: For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
11: And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
12: For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Our speech should not be like that of the world nor those of the world. We are to be different and to be representatives of Christ. That speech is associated with those that do not know Him so therefore we should not speak as they do. We are to be New Creations and all the old things are passed away and behold all things are supposed to be new in us. There is an old adage that properly applies to this scenario. "If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it most likely is a duck." The Bible clearly tells us that we are not to be as the world but to be separated unto Him.
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