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Mark 7:6

He answered them, “Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written:These people honorMe with their lips,
but their heart is far from Me.

Matthew 23:3

Therefore do whatever they tell you, and observe it. But don’t do what they do, because they don’t practice what they teach.

Job 16:5

Instead, I would encourage you with my mouth,
and the consolation from my lips would bring relief.

Proverbs 29:19

A slave cannot be disciplined by words;
though he understands, he doesn’t respond.

Job 16:6

Even if I speak, my suffering is not relieved,
and if I hold back, what have I lost?

Hosea 10:4

They speak mere words,
taking false oaths while making covenants.
So lawsuits break out
like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

Job 18:2

How long until you stop talking?
Show some sense, and then we can talk.

Job 16:4

If you were in my place I could also talk like you.
I could string words together against you
and shake my head at you.

Job 35:16

Job opens his mouth in vain
and multiplies words without knowledge.

Romans 15:18

For I would not dare say anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to make the Gentiles obedient by word and deed,

1 Corinthians 4:19

But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will know not the talk but the power of those who are inflated with pride.

1 Corinthians 14:9

In the same way, unless you use your tongue for intelligible speech, how will what is spoken be known? For you will be speaking into the air.

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