The Tongue

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James 3:6

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.

James 3:8

But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 10:20

The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.

James 3:5

So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!

1 Corinthians 14:2

For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:27

If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret;

Isaiah 57:4

"Against whom do you jest? Against whom do you open wide your mouth And stick out your tongue? Are you not children of rebellion, Offspring of deceit,

Psalm 12:4

Who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?"

Job 33:2

"Behold now, I open my mouth, My tongue in my mouth speaks.

James 3:4

Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.

Job 5:21

"You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you will not be afraid of violence when it comes.

Psalm 120:2

Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.

Job 20:12

"Though evil is sweet in his mouth And he hides it under his tongue,

Psalm 109:2

For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

James 3:3

Now if we put the bits into the horses' mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well.

1 Corinthians 14:9

So also you, unless you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.

Psalm 39:1

I said, "I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked are in my presence."

1 Corinthians 14:19

however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Job 34:3

"For the ear tests words As the palate tastes food.

Matthew 15:18

"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.

Jeremiah 18:18

Then they said, "Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah Surely the law is not going to be lost to the priest, nor counsel to the sage, nor the divine word to the prophet! Come on and let us strike at him with our tongue, and let us give no heed to any of his words."

1 Corinthians 14:14

For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.

James 3:10

from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.

Proverbs 6:24

To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

Psalm 68:23

That your foot may shatter them in blood, The tongue of your dogs may have its portion from your enemies."

Genesis 11:7

"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech."

Psalm 64:8

So they will make him stumble; Their own tongue is against them; All who see them will shake the head.

1 Corinthians 14:28

but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God.

1 Corinthians 14:22

So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.

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James 3:6

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.

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James 3:2-12

For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. Now if we put the bits into the horses' mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. read more.
So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! 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. For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.

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