Profanity—found fifty-two times in forty-eight verses, although this study focuses more upon the words that exit man’s mouth, rather than merely a study of that which is profane

Variations: profane, profaned, profaneness, profaneth, profaning

First usage: Leviticus 18:21 (profane)

Last usage: Hebrews 12:16 (profane)

Defined: That which is profane is unholy, and profanity speaks specifically of language deemed unholy.

Interesting fact: When a man’s mouth is closed, his tongue (referred to as his gate) most frequently rests against the roof of his mouth (Job 29:10; Psalm 137:6; Ezekiel 3:26). Every man makes a conscious decision before he speaks (Psalm 141:3) to lower the gate (the tongue) and open his mouth (Job 6:24, 30; Job 33:2). In other words, the use of profanity is not an accident. It is a conscious and purposeful decision on the part of the individual who spews forth such language.

Bible study tip: The Bible is full of parenthetical statements, statements that explain or qualify another statement. When studying passages that contain parenthetical statements, it is important to note that the parenthetical phrase is not necessary to make sense of the passage, but adds additional information in order to give the student a greater understanding. These statements are most frequently noticeable by the presence of parentheses (John 9:7), or offsetting commas (John 1:42), or semicolons (1 Timothy 1:8-10).

Sunday, Day 197—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 198—What Are You Listening To?
Tuesday, Day 199—Keep Thy Tongue from Evil
Wednesday, Day 200—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 201—The Words of a Talebearer
Friday, Day 202—Corrupt Communication Corrupts
Saturday, Day 203—Misusing the Lord’s Name

Day 197: Church Day
2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.