Conversational Skills from the Bible…

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. ~ Col. 4:6

Let no unwholesome 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. ~ Eph. 4:29

…for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. ~ Matt. 1237

Therefore thus says the Lord:
“If you return, I will restore you,
    and you shall stand before me.
If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless,
    you shall be as my mouth.
They shall turn to you,
    but you shall not turn to them. ~ Jer. 15:19

He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. ~Prov. 17:28

But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you[a]—see that you excel in this act of grace also. ~ 2 Cor. 8:7

A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. ~ Proverbs 15:2

Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. ~ Proverbs 25:15

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