The Tongue

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James 3:6

And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell.

James 3:8

but no human being is able to tame the tongue. [It is] a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a tongue of perversity will be cut off.

Proverbs 10:20

Choice silver is a tongue of righteousness, a heart of wickedness is {of little worth}.

James 3:5

So also the tongue is a small member [of the body] and boasts great [things]. Behold how small a fire sets ablaze how great a forest!

1 Corinthians 14:2

For the one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to people but to God, because no one understands, but by the Spirit he speaks mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:27

If anyone speaks in a tongue, [it must be] on one occasion two or at most three, and {one after the other}, and one must interpret.

Isaiah 57:4

At whom do you make fun? At whom do you {open} [your] mouth [and] {stick out} [your] tongue? [Are] you not children of transgression, offspring of deception,

Psalm 12:4

[those] who say, "With our tongue we will prevail. Our lips [are] on our side. Who [is] master over us?"

Job 33:2

Please look, I open my mouth; my tongue in my mouth speaks.

James 3:4

Behold also ships: [although they] are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot wishes.

Job 5:21

From [the] scourge of [the] tongue you shall be hidden, and you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes.

Psalm 120:2

"Deliver my life, O Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue."

Job 20:12

"Though wickedness tastes sweet in his mouth, [and] he hides it under his tongue,

Psalm 109:2

for {wicked and deceitful mouths} have opened against me. They speak to me with a lying tongue.

James 3:3

And if we put bits in the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we also guide their whole bodies.

1 Corinthians 14:9

And so you through the tongue, unless you produce a clear message, 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 keep a muzzle over my mouth as long as [the] wicked [are] before me."

1 Corinthians 14:19

but in the church I prefer to speak five words with my mind, in order that I may instruct other [people], than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Job 34:3

for [the] ear tests words, and [the] palate tastes {food}.

Matthew 15:18

But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these defile the person.

Jeremiah 18:18

Then they said, "Come and let us plan plans against Jeremiah, for instruction will not be lost from [the] priest, nor advice from [the] wise man, nor [the] word from [the] prophet. Come and {let us bring charges against him}, and let us not listen attentively to any of his words."

Proverbs 18:7

The mouth of a fool [is] ruin to him, and his lips [are] a snare to his soul.

1 Corinthians 14:14

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

James 3:10

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these [things] ought not to be so!

Proverbs 6:24

[in order] to preserve you from an evil woman, from the smoothness of [the] tongue of {an adulteress}.

Psalm 68:23

so that your foot may shatter [them] bloody [for] the tongues of your dogs [to have] their share from [the] enemies."

Genesis 11:7

Come, let us go down and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand {each other's language}."

Psalm 64:8

And they [who] would cause him to stumble, their [own] tongue [will be] against them. All who gaze on them will shake.

1 Corinthians 14:28

But if there is no interpreter, he must be silent in the church, but 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] not for unbelievers, but for those who believe.

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James 3:6

And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being 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 individual, able to hold in check his whole body also. And if we put bits in the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we also guide their whole bodies. Behold also ships: [although they] are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot wishes. read more.
So also the tongue is a small member [of the body] and boasts great [things]. Behold how small a fire sets ablaze how great a forest! And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell. For every species of animals and birds, of reptiles and sea creatures, is being tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no human being is able to tame the tongue. [It is] a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these [things] ought not to be so! A spring does not pour forth from the same opening fresh and bitter [water, does it]? A fig tree is not able, my brothers, to produce olives, or a grapevine figs. Neither can a saltwater spring produce fresh water.