Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the tongue is a fire: the world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the wheel of nature, and is set on fire by hell.
His mouth was smooth as butter, But his heart was war: His words were softer than oil, Yet were they drawn swords.
My soul is among lions; I lie among them that are set on fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.
Behold, they belch out with their mouth; Swords are in their lips: For who,'say they , doth hear?
Who have whet their tongue like a sword, And have aimed their arrows, even bitter words,
Their wine is the poison of serpents, And the cruel venom of asps.
Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear,
They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; Adders poison is under their lips. Selah
If the serpent bite before it is charmed, then is there no advantage in the charmer.
Their throat is an open sepulchre; With their tongues they have used deceit: The poison of asps is under their lips:
And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.
But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and they defile the man.