Taming The Tongue
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer on April 1st, 2015

10 Proverbs to Help 'Tame The Tongue'... & 2 free printables

"The wise store up knowledge but the mouth of a fool invites ruin."
Proverbs 10:14
​​wise store up knowledge :: which they get by reading, prayer, hearing the word of God and good conversation; then it is kept / stored in their hearts, minds and memories so not to forget it because it is treasured and highly valued; so that it can be shared at the proper time and proper occasions to benefit, support or encourage others.

mouth of a fool invites ruin :: by contrast, the foolish are always uttering carelessly what may bring trouble on themselves and others.


Have your words ever gotten you in trouble?

  • Wrong word at the exact wrong time?
  • Rambling on with too many words and something embarrassing slipped out?
  • Spoke too quickly and it led to trouble?
Oh mine have, all too often. There seems to be a fast track from my brain to my mouth at just the most inconvenient time.  

People's names, scripture references, even everyday common words can seem to find a road block between my brain and my mouth when I am wanting to remember and retell them.  

But not those quick, snarky comebacks.

When provoked, they seem to have full access to the 'passing lane' and can blow right past my better words and across the finish line of my lips like it's raceday at Daytona.

Some days, I just need to put on the brakes. 

In her latest book, Keep It Shut, Proverbs 31 Ministries Author & Speaker Karen Ehman ​remarks that she likes to think of Proverbs as the Twitter of the Old Testament. "Snappy sayings and crisp quotes! Every verse is written to make us wise. And they're very quotable..."

So today I'm sharing with you 10 great "tweets" from Proverbs we can us to help us tame the tongue.  
10 Scriptures to Help Tame the Tongue - www.SweetToTheSoul.com

"Don't let your mouth speak dishonestly, and don't let your lips talk deviously."
Proverbs 4:24 HCSB

"The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin."
Proverbs 10:14

"Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble."
Proverbs 12:13

"The Lord detests lying lips, but he delight in people who are trustworthy."
Proverbs 12:22

"Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin."
Proverbs 13:3

"The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives."
Proverbs 18:7

"A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much."
Proverbs 20:19

"Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble." 
Proverbs 21:23 NLT

"A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin."
Proverbs 26:28

"Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them."
Proverbs 29:20

​All ten of these scriptures are compiled in a neat list which you can download and print then keep handy; tucked into your Bible, taped up on a mirror or even placed on your desk.  Keep it close by for when you need to a quick word of encouragement to help tame the tongue. 

Also included for you is a set of 10 printable scripture cards, each displaying one of the scriptures above.

​[click on the link below each image to download in a printable format]

Blessings Soul Friends,
​This post is part of my on-going series for 2015 "My One Word :: WORD"
​Jana Kennedy-Spicer is a blogger, graphic artist, Bible teacher and speaker passionate about inspiring and encouraging women on their daily walk with Christ.
​Read Jana's Testimony

Posted in Gracious Words    Tagged with words, proverbs, printable, tongue, KeepItShutBook, scripture cards


Jodie - April 1st, 2015 at 12:03 PM
Valuable information, tools and thoughts as we prepare to study Karen's books and our hearts on this topic Jana! Thank you!
Jana - April 1st, 2015 at 11:28 PM
Y'all will love this study! Thanks for stopping by!
Mary - April 2nd, 2015 at 1:22 PM
Thanks for these! I'm printing now!!!
Jana - April 2nd, 2015 at 2:22 PM
You are welcome Mary! so glad you can use them! Blessings,
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