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Memory verses

Memory verses

Choose one verse and practice it regularly while your family is focusing on learning to speak courteously.

Psalm 19:14 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

Psalm 34:12-13 “Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.”

Psalm 139:4 “Before a word is on my tongue, you know it completely, O Lord.”

Psalm 141:3 “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”

Proverbs 10:19 “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.”

Proverbs 10:20  “The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.”

Proverbs 12:14 “From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things…”

Proverbs 12:18 “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

Proverbs 12:23 “A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly.”

Proverbs 12:25 “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.”

Proverbs 13:3 “He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.”

Proverbs 14:3 “A fool’s talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.”

Proverbs 15:1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Proverbs 15:4 “The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.”

Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are like honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”

Proverbs 17:20 “…He whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.”

Proverbs 17:27 “A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.”

Proverbs 18:13 “He who answers before listening – that is his folly and his shame.”

Proverbs 21:23 “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.”

Luke 6:45 “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

James 1:19 “My dear brothers take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

James 3:9-10 “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.”