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They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
Thy tongue deviseth very wickedness, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
My soul is among lions; I lie among them 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?
Who have whet their tongue like a sword, And have aimed their arrows, even bitter words,
There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword; But the tongue of the wise is health.
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue muttereth wickedness.
And they bend their tongue, as it were their bow, for falsehood; and they are grown strong in the land, but not for truth: for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith Jehovah.
And the tongue is a fire: the world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the wheel of nature, and is set on fire by hell.
Like a serpent
And Jehovah God said unto the woman, What is this thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
At the last it biteth like a serpent, And stingeth like an adder.
Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
2 Corinthians 11:3
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve in his craftiness, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity and the purity that is toward Christ.
Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear,
Their throat is an open sepulchre; With their tongues they have used deceit: The poison of asps is under their lips:
A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor Is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.