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Kind words are like honey--sweet to the taste and good for your health.
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Well ordered words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Proverbs 12:18 There is that promiseth, and is pricked as it were with a sword of conscience: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Proverbs 15:23,26 A man rejoiceth in the sentence of his mouth: and a word in due time is best. . . .
Proverbs 23:16 And my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips shall speak what is right.
Proverbs 25:11,12 To speak a word in due time, is like apples of gold on beds of silver. . . .
Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfumes rejoice the heart: and the good counsels of a friend are sweet to the soul.
Deuteronomy 32:2 Let my doctrine gather as the rain, let my speech distil as the dew, as a shower upon the herb, and as drops upon the grass.
Songs 4:11 Thy lips, my spouse, are as a dropping honeycomb, honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments, as the smell of frankincense.
John 20:19-21 Now when it was late the same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said to them: Peace be to you. . . .
Proverbs 24:13,14 Eat honey, my son, because it is good, and the honeycomb most sweet to thy throat. . . .
Psalm 19:10 More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.
Psalm 119:103 How sweet are thy words to my palate! more than honey to my mouth.
Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy word was to me a joy and gladness of my heart: for thy name is called upon me, O Lord God of hosts.
Proverbs 3:8 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and give him of the first of all thy fruits;
Proverbs 4:22 With all watchfulness keep thy heart, because life issueth out from it.
ContextThe Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
…23The heart of the wise shall instruct his mouth: and shall add grace to his lips. 24Well ordered words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.25There is a way that seemeth to a man right: and the ends thereof lead to death.…
More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.
With all watchfulness keep thy heart, because life issueth out from it.
Evil thoughts are an abomination to the Lord: and pure words most beautiful shall be confirmed by him.
A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones.
Eat honey, my son, because it is good, and the honeycomb most sweet to thy throat.
So also is the doctrine of wisdom to thy soul: which when thou hast found, thou shalt have hope in the end, and thy hope shall not perish.
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