Colossians 4:6
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
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Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

Deuteronomy 6:6, 7
These words I am commanding you today are to be upon your hearts. . . .

Deuteronomy 11:19
Teach them to your children, speaking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

1 Chronicles 16:24
Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.

Psalm 37:30, 31
The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. . . .

Psalm 40:9, 10
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; behold, I do not seal my lips, as You know, O LORD. . . .

Psalm 45:2
You are the most handsome of men; grace has anointed your lips, since God has blessed you forever.

Psalm 66:16
Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for me.

Psalm 71:15-18, 23, 24
My mouth will declare Your righteousness and Your salvation all day long, though I cannot know their full measure. . . .

Psalm 78:3, 4
that we have heard and known and our fathers have relayed to us. . . .

Psalm 105:2
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; tell of all His wonders.

Psalm 119:13, 46
With my lips I proclaim all the judgments of Your mouth. . . .

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of judgment.

Proverbs 15:4, 7
A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. . . .

Proverbs 16:21-24
The wise in heart will be called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning. . . .

Proverbs 22:17, 18
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise--apply your mind to my knowledge-- . . .

Proverbs 25:11, 12
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. . . .

Ecclesiastes 10:12
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool consume him.

Malachi 3:16-18
At that time, those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them. So a scroll of remembrance was written before Him regarding those who feared the LORD and honored His name. . . .

Matthew 12:34, 35
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. . . .

Luke 4:22
All spoke well of Him and marveled at the gracious words that came from His lips. "Isn't this the son of Joseph?" they asked.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building up the one in need and bringing grace to those who listen.


Leviticus 2:13
And you shall season each of your grain offerings with salt; you must not leave the salt of the covenant of your God out of your grain offering--you are to add salt to each of your offerings.

2 Kings 2:20-22
"Bring me a new bowl, " he replied, "and put some salt in it." So they brought it to him, . . .

Matthew 5:13
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

Mark 9:50
Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with one another."


Proverbs 26:4, 5
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be like him. . . .

Luke 20:20-40
So they watched Him closely and sent spies who pretended to be sincere. They were hoping to catch Him in His words in order to hand Him over to the rule and authority of the governor. . . .

1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope you possess. But respond with gentleness and respect,

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.

King James Bible
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.

International Standard Version
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.

NET Bible
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer everyone.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And your words should always be with grace, as if seasoned with salt, and be aware how it is appropriate for you to answer each man.
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