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Keeping Your Mouth Shut

Don’t open your mouth…

  1. …in the heat of anger
    Proverbs 14:17
  2. …when you don’t have all the facts
    Proverbs 18:13
  3. …when you haven’t verified the story
    Deuteronomy 17:6
  4. …if your words will offend a weaker person
    1 Corinthians 8:11
  5. …if your words will reflect poorly on the Lord or your friends and family
    Peter 2:21-23
  6. …when you are tempted to joke about sin
    Proverbs 14:9
  7. …when you would be ashamed of your words later
    Proverbs 8:8
  8. …when you are tempted to make light of holy things
    Ecclesiastes 5:2
  9. …if your words would convey a wrong impression
    Proverbs 17:27
  10. …if the issue is none of your business
    Proverbs 14:10
  11. …when you are tempted to tell an outright lie
    Proverbs 4:24
  12. …if your words will damage someone’s reputation
    Proverbs 16:27
  13. …if your words will destroy a friendship
    Proverbs 25:28
  14. …when you are feeling critical
    James 3:9
  15. …if you can’t speak without yelling
    Proverbs 25:28
  16. …when it is time to listen
    Proverbs 13:1
  17. …if you may have to eat your words later
    Proverbs 18:21
  18. …if you have already said it more than once (it becomes nagging)
    Proverbs 19:13
  19. …when you are tempted to flatter a wicked person
    Proverbs 24:24
  20. …when you are supposed to be working instead
    Proverbs 14:23