|What does the Bible say About Profanity?
Where in the Bible can I find
verses on Profanity?
A wholesome tongue is
a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to
his lips. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul,
and health to the bones.
Bow down thine ear,
and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my
knowledge. For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within
thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
The words of a wise
man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up
himself. The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness:
and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give
account thereof in the day of judgment.
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be
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.
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.
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are
not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove
For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye
may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how
great a matter a little fire kindleth!
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.
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
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:
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing
uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may
be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.