How can we use our "mouths" (voices) to speak what is good or bad? Romans 15:6

Examples though I am sure there must be more:

To speak what is good
Proverbs 10:11 

To speak what is bad
Psalm 10:7 

Romans 15:6

ESV - 6 That together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Although the speech of Christians should conform to God's standards and requirements to a progressively greater degree as they go through life, they still live in a fallen world with numerous temptations to speak in a profane manner or even to actually curse others, to which they may still succumb. (In addition to the Old Testament verses cited in the question, James made this same specific point in his New Testament epistle (James 3:10), but also remarked that the use of irreligious speech should not occur among Christians.)

Christians should seek the help of the indwelling Holy Spirit in controlling their tongues to an ever-increasing extent, and using their power of speech (as indicated by Paul) to praise and glorify God.

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
The mouth is used for speaking:

To speak what is good

Proverbs 10:11 See also Job 16:5; PPsalm 19:14 "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer."

To praise
Psalm 71:8 See too Psalm 89:1--"I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever; with my mouth will I make known Thy faithfulness to all generations."

Romans 15:6 (NLT) -- "Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

To testify about God

Psalm 71:15 Compare Romans 10:10 (NLT) -- "For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved."
To speak what is bad

Psalm 10:7 other references: 1 Samuel 2:3 -- 
"Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed." 

Proverbs 5:3 -- 
"For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil" -- NIV

Proverbs 7:21 -- New King James Version
"With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him."

Luke 6:45 Jesus said, "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh."

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