Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
What defiles a person is not what goes into the mouth; it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles a person."
Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say anything good, since you are evil? For the mouth speaks from what fills the heart.
1 Samuel 24:13
It's like the old proverb says: 'From evil people evil proceeds.' But my hand will not be against you.
The words he speaks are sinful and deceitful; he does not care about doing what is wise and right.
A worthless and wicked person walks around saying perverse things;
The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing, but the speech of the wicked is perverse.
The tongue of the wise treats knowledge correctly, but the mouth of the fool spouts out folly.
The king said to him, 'I will judge you by your own words, you wicked slave! So you knew, did you, that I was a severe man, withdrawing what I didn't deposit and reaping what I didn't sow?
And the tongue is a fire! The tongue represents the world of wrongdoing among the parts of our bodies. It pollutes the entire body and sets fire to the course of human existence -- and is set on fire by hell.
The beast was given a mouth speaking proud words and blasphemies, and he was permitted to exercise ruling authority for forty-two months.