Best 16 Bible Verses About Cussing



Whether you call it cussing, swearing or cursing, the Bible delivers an abundantly clear message about the use of foul language. Here are the best 16 Bible verses about cussing.

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“‘You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
- Deuteronomy 5:11
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Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
- Psalm 34:13
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A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech,
- Proverbs 6:12
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Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.
- Ephesians 5:4
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From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
- James 3:10
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Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.
- Proverbs 4:24
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But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
- Colossians 3:8
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And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.
- James 3:6
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But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness,
- 2 Timothy 2:16
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If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.
- James 1:26
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Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
- Psalm 141:3
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There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing, I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
- Matthew 12:36-37
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Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.
- Matthew 5:37
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Let no corrupting 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.
- Ephesians 4:29
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it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”
- Matthew 15:11
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Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
- Psalm 19:14
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Total Quotes Found: 16

5 Stories From The Bible About Cussing

Here are 5 stories from the Bible about cussing or swearing.

Grace to the Hearer

The Apostle Paul wrote, “Let no corrupting 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” (Ephesians 4:29).  By saying, “Let,” Paul means we must make a conscience effort to be sure what comes out of our mouth.  Our words can build up or they can tear down, but they must “give grace to those who hear,” so swearing or cussing are not fitting for any occasion.

No Obscenities

Before we were saved, we probably publically displayed anger, wrath, malice, slander, and maybe even a few obscenities, “But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth” (Colossians 3:8).  “But now” means after conversion.  Our mouths can be a bad witness to the loss or give grace to they can give grace to the hearers.

Cursing and Blessing

How we can say we’ll pray for someone or ask God to bless someone and then gossip about them is beyond me, but I guess it’s in our nature.  James said it is “From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so” (James 3:10).  How can we share Christ and then lose our temper and start cussing?  Truly, our words betray our hearts; before the saved and the lost.

Out of the Mouth

We had an old well we brought up water from, but it was not fit for human consumption.  We knew the well was no good because of what brought out of the well.  Jesus tells us all that “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person” (Matthew 15:11).  What comes out of the mouth generally reveals what’s in the heart…either good or bad. Our language says a lot about us.

Careless Words

Think words don’t matter?  Listen to Jesus’ serious warning about our words as He says, “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak” (Matthew 12:36).  You might have thought of your words as careless or meaningless when you (and I) said them, but God is keeping a record of every careless or idle-time word we are speaking, and we all will give an account to Him for what we’ve said.   That’s a very sobering thought, isn’t it?

The believer might lose their temper and say a cuss word once in a while, but that’s not the typical language the Christian uses.  It’s not fitting for Christians to use swear words or cuss.  It is a bad witness to the lost and to those around you in the church. If we can control our tongues and think before speaking, we might be able to say only those words which are fitting for the occasion and give grace to the hearers.

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