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50 Bible Verses about The Tongue

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James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

James 3:8

but no man can tame the tongue, which is an evil that cannot be restrained and is full of deadly poison.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the just shall bring forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

Proverbs 10:20

The tongue of the just is as choice silver, but the understanding of the wicked is worth little.

James 3:5

In the same manner, the tongue is a very small member and boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles!

1 Corinthians 14:2

For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not unto men, but unto God, for no one understands him, even though by the Spirit he speaks mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:27

If anyone speaks in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; 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 rebellious sons, a lying seed of transgression,

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 shall open my mouth, my tongue shall speak in my mouth.

James 3:4

Behold also the ships, which though they are so great are driven of fierce winds, yet they are governed with a very small rudder, wherever the governor desires.

Job 5:21

Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it comes.

Psalm 120:2

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

Job 20:12

If wickedness was sweet in his mouth, if he hid it under his tongue,

Psalm 109:2

for the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me; they have spoken of me with a lying tongue.

James 3:3

Behold, we put bits (or restraint) in the horses' mouths to persuade them, and we govern their whole body.

1 Corinthians 14:9

So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue a clear and definite word, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.

1 Corinthians 14:19

yet in the congregation I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

Job 34:3

For the ear tries words, as the mouth tastes food.

Psalm 31:18

Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Matthew 15:18

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and they defile the man.

Jeremiah 18:18

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

Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

1 Corinthians 14:14

For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.

James 3:10

Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.

Proverbs 6:24

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

Psalm 68:23

Thy foot shall be dipped in the blood of thine enemies and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.

Genesis 11:7

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

Psalm 64:8

So they shall make their own council and agreements to fall upon themselves; all that see them shall flee away.

1 Corinthians 14:28

But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silence in the congregation , and let him speak to himself and to God.

1 Corinthians 14:22

Therefore, tongues are for a sign, not to those that believe, but to those that do not believe; but prophecy is not for those that do not believe, but for those who believe.

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James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

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James 3:2-12

For we all offend in many things. If any man offends not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to govern the whole body with restraint. Behold, we put bits (or restraint) in the horses' mouths to persuade them, and we govern their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they are so great are driven of fierce winds, yet they are governed with a very small rudder, wherever the governor desires. read more.
In the same manner, the tongue is a very small member and boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every nature of beasts and of birds and of serpents and of beings in the sea may be tamed and is tamed by mankind, but no man can tame the tongue, which is an evil that cannot be restrained and is full of deadly poison. With it we bless God, even the Father; and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God. Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. Does a fountain send forth at the same place both sweet and bitter water? Can the fig tree, my brethren, produce olive berries? or the vine, figs? In the same manner no fountain can yield both salt water and fresh.