So too, though the tongue is a small part of the body, it boasts great things. Consider how large a forest a small fire ignites.
A worthless man digs up evil,
and his speech is like a scorching fire.
You will conceive chaff;
you will give birth to stubble.
Your breath is fire that will consume you.
He also performs great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in front of people.
Can a man embrace fire
and his clothes not be burned?
Can a man walk on burning coals
without scorching his feet?
They say, ‘Keep to yourself,
don’t come near me, for I am too holy for you!’
These practices are smoke in My nostrils,
a fire that burns all day long.
Like a madman who throws flaming darts and deadly arrows,
For wickedness burns like a fire
that consumes thorns and briers
and kindles the forest thickets
so that they go up in a column of smoke.
In every situation take the shield of faith,
and with it you will be able to extinguish
all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our bodies. It pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is set on fire by hell.