The rule of silence is decreed to be carefully observed, since it is written: But the nurture of righteousness is silence and peace.
Isa. 32.17And thus, lest one be apprehended as guilty of much talking, it is needful that he keep silence, except for things profitable and necessary, since according to Scripture, in many words sin will not be lacking.
Prov. 10.19Therefore the Saviour says: By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Matt. 12.37Justly will they be damned who would not say just things when they could, but preferred to say with garrulous loquacity what is evil, unjust, irreverent, empty, harmful, dubious, false, provocative, disparaging, base, fanciful, blasphemous, rude, and tortuous. Therefore we must keep silence on these and kindred matters, and speak with care and prudence, lest either disparagements or swollen oppositions should break out in vicious garrulity.