Words are powerful. They kill, justify and condemn.
Many speak death over themselves;
They say “… is killing me!”
And that is exactly what happens:
Proverbs 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
Those with understanding use words carefully;
Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible:
Thing: As something that is arranged. In Hebrew thought, words contain substance just as physical objects do.