What Does The Bible Say About Kind Words?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Job 4:3-4 – Behold thou hast taught many, and thou hast strengthened the weary hands: Thy words have confirmed them that were staggering, and thou hast strengthened the trembling knees:
Proverbs 12:25 – Grief in the heart of a man shall bring him low, but with a good word he shall be made glad.
Ecclesiasticus 18:15-17 – My son, in thy good deeds, make no complaint, and when thou givest any thing, add not grief by an evil word. Shall not the dew assuage the heat? so also the good word is better than the gift. Lo, is not a word better than a gift? but both are with a justified man.
Matthew 12:37 – For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”