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They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
Like a serpent
Your tongue devises evil; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
My soul is among lions: and I lie even 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 bellow out with their mouths: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, does hear?
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
There is one that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise brings health.
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perverseness.
And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, says the LORD.
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.
Like a serpent
And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder.
O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
2 Corinthians 11:3
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his cunning, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stops its ear;
Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
A man that bears false witness against his neighbor is a club, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.