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The LORD hates evil thoughts, but he is pleased with friendly words.
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Evil thoughts are an abomination to the Lord: and pure words most beautiful shall be confirmed by him.
Proverbs 6:16-19 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, . . .
Proverbs 24:9 The thought of a fool is sin: and the detractor is the abomination of men.
Jeremiah 4:14 Wash thy heart from wickedness, O Jerusalem, that thou mayst be saved: how long shall hurtful thoughts abide in thee?
Matthew 15:19 For from the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.
Proverbs 15:23 A man rejoiceth in the sentence of his mouth: and a word in due time is best.
Psalm 19:14 And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please: and the meditation of my heart always in thy sight. O Lord, my helper and my Redeemer.
Psalm 37:30,31 The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom: and his tongue shall speak judgment. . . .
Psalm 45:1 Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved.  My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the king: My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly.
Matthew 12:34-37 O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. . . .
ContextA Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
…25The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: and will strengthen the borders of the widow. 26Evil thoughts are an abomination to the Lord: and pure words most beautiful shall be confirmed by him.27He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth bribes shall live. By mercy and faith sins are purged away: and by the fear of the Lord every one declineth from evil.…
The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: and will strengthen the borders of the widow.
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house: but he that hateth bribes shall live. By mercy and faith sins are purged away: and by the fear of the Lord every one declineth from evil.
Well ordered words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
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