That you should turn your spirit against God
And allow such words to go out of your mouth?
“Wise in heart and mighty in strength,
Who has defied Him without harm?
‘Is it right for You indeed to oppress,
To reject the labor of Your hands,
And to look favorably on the schemes of the wicked?
“The tents of the destroyers prosper,
And those who provoke God are secure,
Whom God brings into their power.
Because he has stretched out his hand against God
And conducts himself arrogantly against the Almighty.
Keep your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking deceit.
“Your words have been arrogant against Me,” says the Lord. “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’
because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,
If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.
For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.