The Tongue

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James 3:6

and the tongue is fire, the world of unrighteousness; the tongue is set in our members, the defiler of the whole body, and which sets fire to the course of nature, and is set on fire of hell.

James 3:8

but the tongue can no one among men tame; it is an unsettled evil, full of death-bringing poison.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of a righteous man putteth forth wisdom; but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

Proverbs 10:20

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

1 Corinthians 14:2

For he that speaks with a tongue does not speak to men but to God: for no one hears; but in spirit he speaks mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:27

If any one speak with a tongue, let it be two, or at the most three, and separately, and let one interpret;

Isaiah 57:4

Against whom do ye sport yourselves? Against whom do ye make a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? Are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,

Psalm 12:4

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

Job 33:2

Behold now, I have opened my mouth, my tongue speaketh in my palate,

James 3:4

Behold also the ships, which are so great, and driven by violent winds, are turned about by a very small rudder, wherever the pleasure of the helmsman will.

Job 5:21

Thou shalt be hidden from the scourge of the tongue; and thou shalt not be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

Psalm 120:2

Jehovah, deliver my soul from the lying lip, from the deceitful tongue.

Job 20:12

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth and he hide it under his tongue,

Psalm 109:2

For the mouth of the wicked man and the mouth of deceit are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue,

James 3:3

Behold, we put the bits in the mouths of the horses, that they may obey us, and we turn round their whole bodies.

1 Corinthians 14:9

Thus also ye with the tongue, unless ye give a distinct speech, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will be speaking to the air.

Psalm 39:1

{To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.} I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a muzzle, while the wicked is before me.

1 Corinthians 14:19

but in the assembly I desire to speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Job 34:3

For the ear trieth words, as the palate tasteth food.

Matthew 15:18

but the things which go forth out of the mouth come out of the heart, and those defile man.

Jeremiah 18:18

And they said, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor word from the prophet. Come and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is destruction to him, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

1 Corinthians 14:14

For if I pray with a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.

James 3:10

Out of the same mouth goes forth blessing and cursing. It is not right, my brethren, that these things should be thus.

Proverbs 6:24

to keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

Psalm 68:23

That thou mayest dip thy foot in blood: the tongue of thy dogs has its portion from enemies.

Genesis 11:7

Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

Psalm 64:8

By their own tongue they are made to fall over one another: all that see them shall flee away.

1 Corinthians 14:28

but if there be no interpreter, let him be silent in the assembly, and let him speak to himself and to God.

1 Corinthians 14:22

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

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James 3:6

and the tongue is fire, the world of unrighteousness; the tongue is set in our members, the defiler of the whole body, and which sets fire to the course of nature, and is set on fire of hell.

Speech/communication » The tongue

James 3:2-12

For we all often offend. If any one offend not in word, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body too. Behold, we put the bits in the mouths of the horses, that they may obey us, and we turn round their whole bodies. Behold also the ships, which are so great, and driven by violent winds, are turned about by a very small rudder, wherever the pleasure of the helmsman will. read more.
Thus also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. See how little a fire, how large a wood it kindles! and the tongue is fire, the world of unrighteousness; the tongue is set in our members, the defiler of the whole body, and which sets fire to the course of nature, and is set on fire of hell. For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and of sea animals, is tamed and has been tamed by the human species; but the tongue can no one among men tame; it is an unsettled evil, full of death-bringing poison. Therewith bless we the Lord and Father, and therewith curse we men made after the likeness of God. Out of the same mouth goes forth blessing and cursing. It is not right, my brethren, that these things should be thus. Does the fountain, out of the same opening, pour forth sweet and bitter? Can, my brethren, a fig produce olives, or a vine figs? Neither can salt water make sweet water.