Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
My soul is among lions, and I lie even among those that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows and their tongue a sharp sword.
Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips; for who, say they, doth hear?
The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbour, but the just are delivered with wisdom.
The man of Belial digs in search of evil, and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
In the same manner, the tongue is a very small member and boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles!
And she spoke unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew slave, whom thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to dishonour me;
A man that bears false witness against his neighbour is a maul and a sword and a sharp arrow.
Charcoal for burning coals and wood for fire, and a contentious man to kindle strife.