Verses with the word speech in the Apocrypha (12 verses):
2 Esdras 6:16
And why? because the speech of these things trembleth and is moved: for it knoweth that the end of these things must be changed.
And make my speech and deceit to be their wound and stripe, who have purposed cruel things against thy covenant, and thy hallowed house, and against the top of Sion, and against the house of the possession of thy children.
For by speech wisdom shall be known: and learning by the word of the tongue.
For the hand of the artificer the work shall be commended: and the wise ruler of the people for his speech.
They received the use of the five operations of the Lord, and in the sixth place he imparted them understanding, and in the seventh speech, an interpreter of the cogitations thereof.]
There is one that slippeth in his speech, but not from his heart; and who is he that hath not offended with his tongue?
Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words; be as one that knoweth and yet holdeth his tongue.
There take thy pastime, and do what thou wilt: but sin not by proud speech.
Additions to Esther 14:13
Give me eloquent speech in my mouth before the lion: turn his heart to hate him that fighteth against us, that there may be an end of him, and of all that are likeminded to him:
Additions to Esther 16:5
Oftentimes also fair speech of those, that are put in trust to manage their friends' affairs, hath caused many that are in authority to be partakers of innocent blood, and hath enwrapped them in remediless calamities:
2 Maccabees 7:24
Now Antiochus, thinking himself despised, and suspecting it to be a reproachful speech, whilst the youngest was yet alive, did not only exhort him by words, but also assured him with oaths, that he would make him both a rich and a happy man, if he would turn from the laws of his fathers; and that also he would take him for his friend, and trust him with affairs.
2 Maccabees 15:39
For as it is hurtful to drink wine or water alone; and as wine mingled with water is pleasant, and delighteth the taste: even so speech finely framed delighteth the ears of them that read the story. And here shall be an end.