53+ Bible Verses About Communication

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
March 25, 2024

Communication is a vital aspect of our lives, shaping how we connect with others and understand the world around us. Within the Christian faith, communication takes on a profound significance, guiding believers in their interactions and fostering deeper relationships with God and one another. This article will explore 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes about communication, offering insights and wisdom from a Christian perspective.

The scriptures and quotes gathered here serve as a testament to the importance of clear, kind, and truthful communication. By delving into these passages, readers can gain a comprehensive understanding of how to navigate conversations and relationships in a manner that honors God and reflects His love. Let's embark on this journey together, seeking to enrich our lives and those around us through the power of inspired communication.

Speaking with Love and Kindness

"Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers."

- Ephesians 4:29 (NKJV)

"Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones."

- Proverbs 16:24 (NKJV)

"A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."

- Proverbs 15:1 (NKJV)

"Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one."

- Colossians 4:6 (NKJV)

"The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness."

- Proverbs 15:2 (NKJV)

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit."

- Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)

"He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction."

- Proverbs 13:3 (NKJV)

Listening Before Speaking

"So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;"

- James 1:19 (NKJV)

"He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him."

- Proverbs 18:13 (NKJV)

"The ear that hears the rebukes of life will abide among the wise."

- Proverbs 15:31 (NKJV)

"To answer before listening— that is folly and shame."

- Proverbs 18:13 (NKJV)


"Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance—"

- Proverbs 1:5 (NKJV)

"Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge;"

- Proverbs 22:17 (NKJV)

"If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame."

- Proverbs 18:13 (NKJV)

The Power of Words

"By your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

- Matthew 12:37 (NKJV)

"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

- Matthew 12:37 (NKJV)

"But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment."

- Matthew 12:36 (NKJV)

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits."

- Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)

"The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit."

- Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)

"A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit."

- Proverbs 15:4 (NKJV)

"There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health."

- Proverbs 12:18 (NKJV)

Truthfulness in Communication

"Therefore, putting away lying, 'Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,' for we are members of one another."

- Ephesians 4:25 (NKJV)

"Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal truthfully are His delight."

- Proverbs 12:22 (NKJV)

"Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,"

- Colossians 3:9 (NKJV)

"But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one."

- Matthew 5:37 (NKJV)

"A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness will utter lies."

- Proverbs 14:5 (NKJV)

"These are the things you shall do: Speak each man the truth to his neighbor; Give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace;"

- Zechariah 8:16 (NKJV)

"The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them."

- Proverbs 11:3 (NKJV)

Encouragement and Edification Through Words

"Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing."

- 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NKJV)

"And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,"

- Hebrews 10:24 (NKJV)

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

- Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)

"But exhort one another daily, while it is called 'Today,' lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."

- Hebrews 3:13 (NKJV)

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."

- 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NKJV)

"Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."

- Galatians 6:2 (NKJV)

"Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,"

- Ephesians 5:19 (NKJV)

Guarding Against Gossip and Slander

"He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips."

- Proverbs 20:19 (NKJV)

"A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends."

- Proverbs 16:28 (NKJV)

"Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, Him I will not endure."

- Psalms 101:5 (NKJV)

"Do not go about spreading slander among your people. Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life. I am the LORD."

- Leviticus 19:16 (NKJV)

"Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit."

- Psalms 34:13 (NKJV)

"Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down."

- Proverbs 26:20 (NKJV)

"The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts."

- Proverbs 18:8 (NKJV)

Humility in Communication

"Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself."

- Philippians 2:3 (NKJV)

"Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor."

- Proverbs 18:12 (NKJV)

"Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves."

- Philippians 2:3 (NKJV)

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility is wisdom."

- Proverbs 11:2 (NKJV)

"A man's pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor."

- Proverbs 29:23 (NKJV)

"By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches and honor and life."

- Proverbs 22:4 (NKJV)

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up."

- James 4:10 (NKJV)

Forgiveness and Reconciliation

"Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift."

- Matthew 5:23-24 (NKJV)

"Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."

- Colossians 3:13 (NKJV)

"'For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

- Matthew 6:14-15 (NKJV)

"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you."

- Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)


"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."

- Colossians 3:12-13 (NKJV)

"But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses."

- Mark 11:26 (NKJV)

"Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."

- Luke 6:37 (NKJV)

"And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses."

- Mark 11:25 (NKJV)

Christian Quotes

"Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words."

- Rumi

"Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out."

- Aesop

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."

- Mother Teresa

"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said."

- Peter Drucker

"Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know."

- Jim Rohn

"Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you."

- Unknown

"Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone."

- Apostle Paul


In the journey of faith, effective communication is a cornerstone, not only in how we interact with others but also in our relationship with God. Understanding and applying the principles of godly communication can transform our lives and the lives of those around us.

"Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."

- Proverbs 16:24 (NKJV)

"Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."

- Colossians 4:6 (NKJV)

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver."

- Proverbs 25:11 (NKJV)

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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