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But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

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An unruly

James 3:6
(And the tongue a fire, a world of iniquity: so the tongue is placed in our members, defiling the whole body, and burning the wheel of creation; and burned by hell.
Psalm 55:21
They were divided from the wrath of his mouth, and his heart drew near: his words were soft above oil, and they drawn swords.
Psalm 57:4
My soul is in the midst of lions: I shall lie down with the flaming, the sons of man, their teeth spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Psalm 59:7
Behold, they will gush out with their mouth: swords in their lips: for who heard?
Psalm 64:3
Who sharpened as a sword their tongue, they bent their arrows a bitter word:


Deuteronomy 32:33
Their wine the wrath of dragons, And the fierce head of asps.
Psalm 58:4
Wrath to them according to the likeness of the wrath of a serpent: as the deaf adder will stop its ear;
Psalm 140:3
They sharpened their tongue as a serpent; the poison of asps under their lips. Silence,
Ecclesiastes 10:11
If a serpent will bite without magic; and no pre?minence to the possessor of the tongue.
Romans 3:13
Their throat an opened tomb; with their tongues have they used deceit; the poison of asps under their lips:
Revelation 12:9
And the great dragon was cast out, the old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, he deceiving the whole habitable globe: he was cast into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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Matthew 15:18
But the things going forth out of the mouth come from the heart, and these pollute the man.