What does the Bible say about Using Profanity?
Colossians 3:8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
Ephesians 4:29 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
Matthew 12:36-37 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
James 3:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.
Ephesians 5:4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
James 3:6-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.
James 1:26 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.
Proverbs 21:23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
He who guards his mouth and his tongue,
Guards his soul from troubles.
Luke 6:45 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
Proverbs 4:24 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Put away from you a deceitful mouth
And put devious speech far from you.
Psalm 34:13-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Keep your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking deceit.
Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
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