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19 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 several parts, defiling the whole body, inflaming the course of nature, and is set on fire by hell.

James 3:8

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

1 Corinthians 14:2

For he, that speaketh in an unknown tongue, speaketh not to men, but to God: for no one understandeth, though in spirit he speaketh mysteries.

1 Corinthians 14:27

And if any one speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at most by three, and that by turns; and let one interpret.

James 3:4

Behold also the ships which are of so great bulk, and even when they are driven by hard winds, yet are turned about by a very small helm which way soever the pilot pleaseth.

James 3:3

Behold we put bridles into the mouths of horses, that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body as we please.

1 Corinthians 14:9

So also unless ye utter by the tongue intelligible words, how shall what is spoken be understood? for thus ye will be only talking to the wind.

1 Corinthians 14:19

But in a public assembly I had rather speak five words to be understood, that I may instruct others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

Matthew 15:18

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

1 Corinthians 14:14

For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit indeed prayeth, but my meaning is fruitless.

James 3:10

out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not so to be.

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 believers but to unbelievers: but prophecy not to unbelievers but to those that believe.

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James 3:6

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our several parts, defiling the whole body, inflaming the course of nature, and is set on fire by hell.

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James 3:2-12

and if any offend not in word, he is a compleat man, able to manage also the whole body. Behold we put bridles into the mouths of horses, that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body as we please. Behold also the ships which are of so great bulk, and even when they are driven by hard winds, yet are turned about by a very small helm which way soever the pilot pleaseth. read more.
So the tongue is a small part of the body, yet boasteth great things. Behold how much fuel a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our several parts, defiling the whole body, inflaming the course of nature, and is set on fire by hell. For every kind of wild beasts, and birds, and reptiles, and fishes, 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 it we bless God even the Father; and with it we curse men, who are made after the likeness of God: out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not so to be. Does a fountain from the same opening send forth sweet water and bitter? Can a fig-tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine figs? so can no fountain produce salt water and sweet.