Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.
For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!
Verbiage above compiled from Scripture (ESV):
Ephesians 4:29, James 1:26, Proverbs 10:19, Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 25:15, James 3:2, Proverbs 4:23, Proverbs 15:23
Bob Clarke – Director of Ministry Operations