Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)
Other translations state:
anything that could hurt
Let's see. Do I understand? Anything I say must be
words that fit the occasion
helpful to other Christians
suitable for the occasion
good to the listener
the right thing at the right time
help others grow as Christians
provide what is needed and
make others stronger.
One translation even states that each word is a gift.
Excuse me, please. I have a little work to do.