The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. – Proverbs 12:18
A series of proverbs with this same theme:
Proverbs 12:13-25 (excluding 21 & 24)
Sticks and stones may break bones, but words can cut like a knife. I honestly prefer my version to that saying, because it’s just true. This proverb points to the danger of a loose tongue, saying it pierces like a weapon. How often do we let loose the fire-starter that is our mouth! The much wiser way to use our words is to heal and encourage. We have all benefited from such blessing, I’m sure.
Thanks for reading! Pete.
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Note: All scripture is taken from Bible.com and is the New International Version. I am using a commentary by John A. Kitchen for help with difficult concepts and words.