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Putting away therefore all wickedness, all deceit, hypocrisies, envies, and all evil speaking,
For there are also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake.
If anyone among you thinks himself to be religious while he doesn't bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man's religion is worthless.
His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and oppression. Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the noisy crowd of the ones doing evil; who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words, to shoot innocent men from ambushes. They shoot at him suddenly and fearlessly.read more.
They encourage themselves in evil plans. They talk about laying snares secretly. They say, "Who will see them?"
So the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest! And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna. For every kind of animal, bird, creeping thing, and thing in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind.read more.
But nobody can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God. Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
Don't speak against one another, brothers. He who speaks against a brother and judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law, but a judge.
Or don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of God.
"Their throat is an open tomb. With their tongues they have used deceit." "The poison of vipers is under their lips;"
Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak truth each one with his neighbor. For we are members of one another.
Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear. Don't grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice.
nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks.
There are six things which Yahweh hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief,read more.
a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.
The fear of Yahweh is to hate evil. I hate pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverse mouth.
The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down. As coals are to hot embers, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindling strife. The words of a whisperer are as dainty morsels, they go down into the innermost parts.read more.
Like silver dross on an earthen vessel are the lips of a fervent one with an evil heart.
My enemies speak evil against me: "When will he die, and his name perish?" If he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood. His heart gathers iniquity to itself. When he goes abroad, he tells it. All who hate me whisper together against me. They imagine the worst for me.read more.
"An evil disease," they say, "has afflicted him. Now that he lies he shall rise up no more." Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate bread with me, has lifted up his heel against me.
Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking the truth. Selah. You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.
Though princes sit and slander me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.
In my distress, I cried to Yahweh. He answered me. Deliver my soul, Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. What will be given to you, and what will be done more to you, you deceitful tongue?read more.
Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. Woe is me, that I live in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar! My soul has had her dwelling too long with him who hates peace. I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war. A Song of Ascents.