'Lips' in the Bible
But if her husband disapproves of her [making her vow or pledge] on the day that he hears of it, then he shall annul her vow which she is under and the rash statement of her lips by which she bound herself; and the Lord will forgive her.
But if her husband absolutely annuls them on the day he heard them, then whatever proceeds from her lips concerning her vows or concerning her pledge shall not stand. Her husband has annulled them, and the Lord will forgive her.
You shall be careful to perform that [vow] which passes your lips, just as you have made a voluntary vow to the Lord your God, just as you have promised with your own words (mouth).
Hannah was speaking in her heart (mind); only her lips were moving, and her voice was not heard, so Eli thought she was drunk.
‘Because of your raging against Me,And because your arrogance and complacency have come up to My ears,I will put My hook in your nose,And My bridle in your lips,And I will turn you back [to Assyria] by the way that you came.
But he said to her, “You speak as one of the [spiritually] foolish women speaks [ignorant and oblivious to God’s will]. Shall we indeed accept [only] good from God and not [also] accept adversity and disaster?” In [spite of] all this Job did not sin with [words from] his lips.
“He will yet fill your mouth with laughterAnd your lips with joyful shouting [if you are found blameless].
“But oh, that God would speak,And open His lips [to speak] against you,
“Please hear my argumentAnd listen to the pleadings of my lips.
“Your own mouth condemns you, and not I;Yes, your own lips testify against you.
“[But instead] I could strengthen and encourage you with [the words of] my mouth,And the consolation and solace of my lips would soothe your suffering and lessen your anguish.
“I have not departed from the commandment of His lips;I have kept the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
My lips will not speak unjustly,Nor will my tongue utter deceit.
“My words will express the uprightness of my heart,And my lips will speak what they know with utter sincerity.
They speak deceitful and worthless words to one another;With flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,The tongue that speaks great things [in boasting];
Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail;Our lips are our own; who is lord and master over us?”
The sorrows [pain and suffering] of those who have chosen another god will be multiplied [because of their idolatry];I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood,Nor will I take their names upon my lips.
Hear the just (righteous) cause, O Lord; listen to my loud [piercing] cry;Listen to my prayer, that comes from guileless lips.
Concerning the deeds of men, by the word of Your lipsI have kept away from the paths of the violent.
You have given him his heart’s desire,And You have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
Let the lying lips be mute,Which speak insolently and arrogantly against the [consistently] righteousWith pride and contempt.
Keep your tongue from evilAnd your lips from speaking deceit.
I have proclaimed good news of righteousness [and the joy that comes from obedience to You] in the great assembly;Behold, I will not restrain my lips [from proclaiming Your righteousness],As You know, O Lord.
You are fairer than the sons of men;Graciousness is poured upon Your lips;Therefore God has blessed You forever.
But to the wicked God says:“What right have you to recite My statutesOr to take My covenant on your lips?
O Lord, open my lips,That my mouth may declare Your praise.
Look how they belch out [insults] with their mouths;Swords [of sarcasm, ridicule, slander, and lies] are in their lips,For they say, “Who hears us?”
For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips,Let them even be trapped in their pride,And on account of the curses and lies which they tell.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,My lips shall praise You.
My soul [my life, my very self] is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,And my mouth offers praises [to You] with joyful lips.
Which my lips utteredAnd my mouth spoke as a promise when I was in distress.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You,And my soul, which You have redeemed.
“My covenant I will not violate,Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips.
Because they were rebellious against His Spirit,Moses spoke recklessly with his lips.
With my lips I have told ofAll the ordinances of Your mouth.
Let my lips speak praise [with thanksgiving],For You teach me Your statutes.
Rescue my soul, O Lord, from lying lips,And from a deceitful tongue.
They sharpen their tongues like a serpent’s;Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah.
“Those who surround me raise their heads;May the mischief of their own lips come upon them.
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;Keep watch over the door of my lips [to keep me from speaking thoughtlessly].
That you may exercise discrimination and discretion (good judgment),And your lips may reserve knowledge and answer wisely [to temptation].
For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey [like a honeycomb]And her speech is smoother than oil;
If you have been snared with the words of your lips,If you have been trapped by the speech of your mouth,
With her many persuasions she caused him to yield;With her flattering lips she seduced him.
“Listen, for I will speak excellent and noble things;And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.
“For my mouth will utter truth,And wickedness is repulsive and loathsome to my lips.
The wise in heart [are willing to learn so they] will accept and obey commands (instruction),But the babbling fool [who is arrogant and thinks himself wise] will come to ruin.
He who [maliciously] winks the eye [of evil intent] causes trouble;And the babbling fool [who is arrogant and thinks himself wise] will come to ruin.
On the lips of the discerning, [skillful and godly] wisdom is found,But discipline and the rod are for the back of the one who is without common sense and understanding.
He who hides hatred has lying lips,And he who spreads slander is a fool.
When there are many words, transgression and offense are unavoidable,But he who controls his lips and keeps thoughtful silence is wise.
The lips of the righteous feed and guide many,But fools [who reject God and His wisdom] die for lack of understanding.
The lips of the righteous know (speak) what is acceptable,But the mouth of the wicked knows (speaks) what is perverted (twisted).
An evil man is [dangerously] ensnared by the transgression of his lips,But the righteous will escape from trouble.
Truthful lips will be established forever,But a lying tongue is [credited] only for a moment.
Lying lips are extremely disgusting to the Lord,But those who deal faithfully are His delight.
The one who guards his mouth [thinking before he speaks] protects his life;The one who opens his lips wide [and chatters without thinking] comes to ruin.
In the mouth of the [arrogant] fool [who rejects God] is a rod for his back,But the lips of the wise [when they speak with godly wisdom] will protect them.
Leave the presence of a [shortsighted] fool,For you will not find knowledge or hear godly wisdom from his lips.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge [sifting it as chaff from the grain];But the hearts of [shortsighted] fools are not so.
A divine decision [given by God] is on the lips of the king [as His representative];His mouth should not be unfaithful or unjust in judgment.
Righteous lips are the delight of kings,And he who speaks right is loved.
The heart of the wise instructs his mouth [in wisdom]And adds persuasiveness to his lips.
A worthless man devises and digs up evil,And the words on his lips are like a scorching fire.
He who [slyly] winks his eyes does so to plot perverse things;And he who compresses his lips [as if in a secret signal] brings evil to pass.
An evildoer listens closely to wicked lips;And a liar pays attention to a destructive and malicious tongue.
Excellent speech does not benefit a fool [who is spiritually blind],Much less do lying lips benefit a prince.
Even a [callous, arrogant] fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;When he closes his lips he is regarded as sensible (prudent, discreet) and a man of understanding.
A fool’s lips bring contention and strife,And his mouth invites a beating.
A fool’s mouth is his ruin,And his lips are the snare of his soul.
There is gold, and an abundance of pearls,But the lips of knowledge are a vessel of preciousness [the most precious of all].
He who loves purity of heartAnd whose speech is gracious will have the king as his friend.
For it will be pleasant if you keep them in mind [incorporating them as guiding principles];Let them be ready on your lips [to guide and strengthen yourself and others].
Yes, my heart will rejoiceWhen your lips speak right things.
For their minds plot violence,And their lips talk of trouble [for the innocent].
He kisses the lips [and wins the hearts of people]Who gives a right and straightforward answer.
Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause,And do not deceive with your lips [speak neither lies nor half-truths].
Like a [common] clay vessel covered with the silver dross [making it appear silver when it has no real value]Are burning lips [murmuring manipulative words] and a wicked heart.
He who hates, disguises it with his lips,But he stores up deceit in his heart.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;A stranger, and not your own lips.
The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious and win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him;
when the doors (lips) are shut in the streets and the sound of the grinding [of the teeth] is low, and one rises at the sound of a bird and the crowing of a rooster, and all the daughters of music (voice, ears) sing softly.
“Your lips are like a ribbon of scarlet,And your mouth is lovely.Your temples are like a slice of the pomegranateBehind your veil.
“Your lips, my [promised] bride, drip honey [as the honeycomb];Honey and milk are under your tongue,And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
“His cheeks are like a bed of balsam,Banks of sweet, fragrant herbs.His lips are liliesDripping sweet-scented myrrh.
‘And your kisses like the best wine!’”
Then I said,“Woe is me! For I am ruined,Because I am a man of [ceremonially] unclean lips,And I live among a people of unclean lips;For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”
He touched my mouth with it and said, “Listen carefully, this has touched your lips; your wickedness [your sin, your injustice, your wrongdoing] is taken away and your sin atoned for and forgiven.”
But with righteousness and justice He will judge the poor,And decide with fairness for the downtrodden of the earth;And He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.
Indeed, the Lord will teach this people [in a more humiliating way]By [men with] stammering lips and a foreign tongue,
Then the Lord said,“Because this nation approaches [Me only] with their wordsAnd honors Me [only] with their lip service,But they remove their hearts far from Me,And their reverence for Me is a tradition that is learned by rote [without any regard for its meaning],
Now look, the name of the Lord comes from far away,Burning with His anger, and heavy with smoke;His lips are full of indignation,And His tongue is like a consuming fire.
I say, ‘Your plan and strength for the war are only empty words.’ Now in whom do you trust and on whom do you rely, that you have rebelled against me?
“Because your raging against MeAnd your arrogance has come up to My ears,I will put My hook in your noseAnd My bridle in your mouth,And I will turn you back by the way you came.
As I create the praise of his lips,Peace, peace, to him who is far away [both Jew and Gentile] and to him who is near!”Says the Lord;“And I will heal him [making his lips blossom anew with thankful praise].”
For your hands are defiled with bloodAnd your fingers with wickedness [with sin, with injustice, with wrongdoing];Your lips have spoken lies,Your tongue mutters wickedness.
The lips and whispering of my assailantsAre against me all day long.
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