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20 ways the Bible tells Us when to be silent.

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WHEN TO BE SILENT . . . And the Bible says.

  1. Be silent In the heat of anger – (Prov 14:17)
  2. Be silent When you don’t have all the facts – (Prov 18:13)
  3. Be silent When you haven’t verified the story –  (Deut 17:6)
  4. Be silent If your words will offend a weaker person – (1 Cor 8:11)
  5. Be silent When it is time to listen – (Prov 13:1)
  6. Be silent When you are tempted to make light of holy things – (Eccl 5:2)
  7. Be silent When you are tempted to joke about sin – (Prov 14:9)
  8. Be silent If you would be ashamed of your words later – (Prov 8:8)
  9. Be silent If your words would convey the wrong impression – (Prov 17:27)
  10. Be silent If the issue is none of your business – (Prov 14:10)
  11. Be silent When you are tempted to tell an outright lie – (Prov 4:24)
  12. Be silent If your words will damage someone else’s reputation – (Pro 16:27)
  13. Be silent If your words will damage a friendship – (Prov 16:28)
  14. Be silent When you are feeling critical – (James 3:9)
  15. Be silent If you can’t say it without screaming it – (Prov 25:28)
  16. Be silent If your words will be a poor reflection of the Lord or your friends and family – (1 Pt 2:21-23)
  17. Be silent If you may have to eat your words later – (Prov 18:21)
  18. Be silent If you have already said it more than one time – (Prov 19:13)
  19. Be silent When you are tempted to flatter a wicked person – (Prov 24:24)
  20. Be silent When you are supposed to be working instead – (Prov 14:23)

“WHOEVER GUARDS HIS MOUTH AND TONGUE KEEPS HIS SOUL FROM TROUBLES” – (Prov 21:23).

May the grace of the Lord be with you.

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