Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow
Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.
My soul is among lions;
I must lie among those who breathe forth fire,
Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows
And their tongue a sharp sword.
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
“Their tongue is a deadly arrow;
It speaks deceit;
With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor,
But inwardly he sets an ambush for him.
Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.
His speech was smoother than butter,
But his heart was war;
His words were softer than oil,
Yet they were drawn swords.
What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you,
You deceitful tongue?
They sharpen their tongues as a serpent;
Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah.
Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause,
And do not deceive with your lips.
“They bend their tongue like their bow;
Lies and not truth prevail in the land;
For they proceed from evil to evil,
And they do not know Me,” declares the Lord.
And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.