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.
O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth;
Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord.
His speech was smoother than butter,
But his heart was war;
His words were softer than oil,
Yet they were drawn swords.
There is a kind of man whose teeth are like swords
And his jaw teeth like knives,
To devour the afflicted from the earth
And the needy from among men.
Lord, how long will You look on?
Rescue my soul from their ravages,
My only life from the lions.
Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword.
They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Your tongue devises destruction,
Like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit.
But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and consume the men of Shechem and Beth-millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem and from Beth-millo, and consume Abimelech.”
He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair;
He lurks to catch the afflicted;
He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net.
He is like a lion that is eager to tear,
And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.
They open wide their mouth at me,
As a ravening and a roaring lion.
Behold, they belch forth with their mouth;
Swords are in their lips,
For, they say, “Who hears?”
Like a club and a sword and a sharp arrow
Is a man who bears false witness against his neighbor.
Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear
Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths and they have not harmed me, inasmuch as I was found innocent before Him; and also toward you, O king, I have committed no crime.”
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
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.
From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.