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 many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the judgment of hell?
Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
1 John 3:10
In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever does not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loves not his brother.
1 Samuel 24:13
As says the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceeds from the wicked: but my hand shall not be upon you.
He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
Your tongue devises evil; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
[To the Chief Musician upon mahalath. A maschil. A Song of David.] The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that does good.
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
Who imagine evil in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war.
For the foolish person will speak foolishness, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
None calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth: they trust in empty words, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
Stand in the gate of the LORD's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles!
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD'S offering to the work of the tabernacle of meeting, and for all its service, and for the holy garments.
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
And he said, That which came out of the man, that defiles the man.