Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
But when he saw a number of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Offspring of snakes, at whose word are you going in flight from the wrath to come?
You snakes, offspring of snakes, how will you be kept from the punishment of hell?
So he said to the people who went out to him for baptism: You offspring of snakes, at whose word are you going in flight from the wrath to come?
You are the children of your father the Evil One and it is your pleasure to do his desires. From the first he was a taker of life; and he did not go in the true way because there is no true thing in him. When he says what is false, it is natural to him, for he is false and the father of what is false.
1 John 3:10
In this way it is clear who are the children of God and who are the children of the Evil One; anyone who does not do righteousness or who has no love for his brother, is not a child of God.
1 Samuel 24:13
There is an old saying, From the evil-doer comes evil: but my hand will never be lifted up against you.
He has said in his heart, I will not be moved: through all generations I will never be in trouble.
Purposing destruction, using deceit; your tongue is like a sharp blade.
The foolish man has said in his heart, God will not do anything. They are unclean, they have done evil works; there is not one who does good.
Who make their tongues sharp like a sword, and whose arrows are pointed, even bitter words;
For their hearts are full of evil designs; and they are ever making ready causes of war.
For the foolish man will say foolish things, having evil thoughts in his heart, working what is unclean, and talking falsely about the Lord, to keep food from him who is in need of it, and water from him whose soul is desiring it.
No one puts forward an upright cause, or gives a true decision: their hope is in deceit, and their words are false; they are with child with sin, and give birth to evil.
Take your place in the doorway of the Lord's house, and give out this word there, and say, Give ear to the word of the Lord, all you of Judah who come inside these doors to give worship to the Lord.
As it is said in the holy Writings, There is not one who does righteousness;
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!
The good man, out of the good store of his heart, gives good things; and the evil man, out of his evil store, gives evil: for out of the full store of the heart come the words of the mouth.
And everyone whose heart was moved, everyone who was guided by the impulse of his spirit, came with his offering for the Lord, for whatever was needed for the Tent of meeting and its work and for the holy robes.
But the things which come out of the mouth come from the heart; and they make a man unclean.
And he said, That which comes out of the man, that makes the man unclean.