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The ‘Life or Death’ Printable (Proverbs 18:21) is a creative yet simple way for children to remember this bible verse. Using the International Children’s Bible version of the verse, children will easily understand the verse.

This printable can be used as a great opportunity to talk to children about the damage that their words can do to others, but also the joy that their words can bring. As the children color in their printables, encourage discussion about how they can use their words in positive ways. There are some bible verses on the power of words below to use as you talk to your children:

Bible Verses on Words:

Proverbs 18:21. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Ephesians 4:29. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Matthew 15:18. But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.

Proverbs 12:18. There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 21:23. Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Psalm 19:14. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.


  1. Do you enjoy talking or listening more?
  2. Do you always say the right thing? Why/why not?
  3. How can what we say mean life?
  4. How can what we say mean death?
  5. Why do you think people that love to talk will be rewarded by what they say? How?


'Life or Death' Printable (Proverbs 18:21)

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