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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 defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire from hell.

James 3:8

But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

Proverbs 10:20

The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

1 Corinthians 14:2

For he that speaketh in an unknown language, speaketh not to men, but to God: for no man understandeth him; yet in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:27

If any man speaketh in an unknown language, 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 make ye a wide mouth, and thrust 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 hath spoken in my mouth.

James 3:4

Behold also the ships, which though they are so great, and are driven by fierce winds, yet they are turned about with a very small helm, withersoever the governor willeth.

Job 5:21

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

Psalm 120:2

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

Job 20:12

Though wickedness may be sweet in his mouth, though he may hide 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 against me with a lying tongue.

James 3:3

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

1 Corinthians 14:9

So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye will speak into the air.

Psalm 39:1

To the chief Musician, even 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 bridle, while the wicked is before me.

1 Corinthians 14:19

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown language.

Job 34:3

For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth 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 said they, 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 give heed to 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 language, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

James 3:10

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

Proverbs 6:24

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

Psalm 68:23

That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thy enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.

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

So they shall make their own tongue 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 church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

1 Corinthians 14:22

Wherefore languages are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them 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 defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire from hell.

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James 3:2-12

For in many things we all offend. If any man offendeth not in word, the same is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the mouths of horses, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they are so great, and are driven by fierce winds, yet they are turned about with a very small helm, withersoever the governor willeth. read more.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire from hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of animals in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed by mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With this we bless God, even the Father; and with this we curse men, who are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig-tree, my brethren, bear olive-berries? or a vine, figs? so no fountain can yield both salt water and fresh.