Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.
Their hearts were turned back and untrue like their fathers; they were turned to one side like a twisted bow.
May trouble be theirs! for they have gone far away from me; and destruction, for they have been sinning against me; I was ready to be their saviour, but they said false words against me.
They have said, With our tongues will we overcome; our lips are ours: who is lord over us?
Purposing destruction, using deceit; your tongue is like a sharp blade.
My soul is among lions; I am stretched out among those who are on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and whose tongue is a sharp sword.
Their mouth goes up to heaven; their tongues go walking through the earth.
For Jerusalem has become feeble, and destruction has come on Judah, because their words and their acts are against the Lord, moving the eyes of his glory to wrath.
Then they said, Come, let us make a design against Jeremiah; for teaching will never be cut off from the priest, or wisdom from the wise, or the word from the prophet. Come, let us make use of his words for an attack on him, and let us give attention with care to what he says.
And I say to you that in the day when they are judged, men will have to give an account of every foolish word they have said.
Even so the tongue is a small part of the body, but it takes credit for great things. How much wood may be lighted by a very little fire!
2 Peter 2:8
(Because the soul of that upright man living among them was pained from day to day by seeing and hearing their crimes):
And there was given to him a mouth to say words of pride against God; and there was given to him authority to go on for forty-two months.
He gives the offerings of his lovers, and takes the flesh for food; but the Lord has no pleasure in them; now he will keep in mind their evil-doing and give them the punishment of their sins; they will go back to Egypt.
They will have no resting-place in the Lord's land, but Ephraim will go back to Egypt, and they will take unclean food in Assyria.
This is what the Lord has said: You will take a drink from your sister's cup, which is deep and wide: you will be laughed at and looked down on, more than you are able to undergo.
And when they came among the nations, wherever they went, they made my holy name unclean, when it was said of them, These are the people of the Lord who have gone out from his land.
But later, they took back again the servants and the servant-girls whom they had let go free, and put them again under the yoke as servants and servant-girls.