Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
2 Kings 19:22
Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways.
Who said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do to us?
For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.
They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
They are enclosed in their own fat hearts: with their mouth they speak proudly.
[To the Chief Musician, a maschil. A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.] Why boast you yourself in evil, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.
They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
There is one that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise brings health.
The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, says the LORD.
Then said they, Come, and let us devise plots against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet you are a man, and not God, though you set your heart as the heart of God:
Speak, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great monster that lies in the midst of his rivers, who has said, My river is my own, and I have made it for myself.
Now if you are ready that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if you worship not, you shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?
2 Peter 2:18
For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that have just escaped from them who live in error.
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling words, holding men in admiration for the sake of advantage.
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?