'Mouth' in the Bible
So now you are cursed, alienated, from the ground that opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood you have shed.
Yahweh said to him, “Who made the human mouth? Who makes him mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, Yahweh?
Let it serve as a sign for you on your hand and as a reminder on your forehead, so that the Lord’s instruction may be in your mouth; for the Lord brought you out of Egypt with a strong hand.
“The person afflicted with an infectious skin disease is to have his clothes torn and his hair hanging loose, and he must cover his mouth and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean!’
But if the Lord brings about something unprecedented, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them along with all that belongs to them so that they go down alive into Sheol, then you will know that these men have despised the Lord.”
The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah’s people, and all their possessions.
Then the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth, and she asked Balaam, “What have I done to you that you have beaten me these three times?”
Balaam said to him, “Look, I have come to you, but can I say anything I want? I must speak only the message God puts in my mouth.”
Then the Lord put a message in Balaam’s mouth and said, “Return to Balak and say what I tell you.”
He answered, “Shouldn’t I say exactly what the Lord puts in my mouth?”
The Lord met with Balaam and put a message in his mouth. Then He said, “Return to Balak and say what I tell you.”
10 The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them with Korah, when his followers died and the fire consumed 250 men. They serve as a warning sign.
He humbled you by letting you go hungry; then He gave you manna to eat, which you and your fathers had not known, so that you might learn that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
and what He did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab the Reubenite, when in the middle of the whole Israelite camp the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, their households, their tents, and every living thing with them.
I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.
But the message is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may follow it.
Pay attention, heavens, and I will speak;listen, earth, to the words of my mouth.
This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to recite it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.
But Joshua had commanded the people: “Do not shout or let your voice be heard. Don’t let one word come out of your mouth until the time I say, ‘Shout!’ Then you are to shout.”
Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and station men by it to guard the kings.
Then Joshua said, “Open the mouth of the cave, and bring those five kings to me out of there.”
At sunset Joshua commanded that they be taken down from the trees and thrown into the cave where they had hidden. Then large stones were placed against the mouth of the cave, and the stones are there to this day.
Now the eastern border was along the Dead Sea to the mouth of the Jordan.The border on the north side was from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan.
They told him, “Be quiet. Keep your mouth shut. Come with us and be a father and a priest to us. Is it better for you to be a priest for the house of one person or for you to be a priest for a tribe and family in Israel?”
Hannah prayed:My heart rejoices in the Lord;my horn is lifted up by the Lord.My mouth boasts over my enemies,because I rejoice in Your salvation.
Do not boast so proudly,or let arrogant words come out of your mouth,for the Lord is a God of knowledge,and actions are weighed by Him.
I went after it, struck it down, and rescued the lamb from its mouth. If it reared up against me, I would grab it by its fur, strike it down, and kill it.
For David had said to the Amalekite, “Your blood is on your own head because your own mouth testified against you by saying, ‘I killed the Lord’s anointed.’”
Then his wife took the cover, placed it over the mouth of the well, and scattered grain on it so nobody would know anything.
Smoke rose from His nostrils,and consuming fire came from His mouth;coals were set ablaze by it.
Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know you are a man of God and the Lord’s word from your mouth is true.”
But I will leave 7,000 in Israel—every knee that has not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
“The Lord asked him, ‘How?’“He said, ‘I will go and become a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ “Then He said, ‘You will certainly entice him and prevail. Go and do that.’
“You see, the Lord has put a lying spirit into the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and the Lord has pronounced disaster against you.”
Then he went up and lay on the boy: he put mouth to mouth, eye to eye, hand to hand. While he bent down over him, the boy’s flesh became warm.
Because your raging against Meand your arrogance have reached My ears,I will put My hook in your noseand My bit in your mouth;I will make you go backthe way you came.
“So he said, ‘I will go and become a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’“Then He said, ‘You will entice him and also prevail. Go and do that.’
“Now, you see, the Lord has put a lying spirit into the mouth of these prophets of yours, and the Lord has pronounced disaster against you.”
But Josiah did not turn away from him; instead, in order to fight with him he disguised himself. He did not listen to Neco’s words from the mouth of God, but went to the Valley of Megiddo to fight.
Just as the king returned from the palace garden to the house of wine drinking, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was reclining. The king exclaimed, “Would he actually violate the queen while I am in the palace?” As soon as the statement left the king’s mouth, Haman’s face was covered.
So the poor have hope,and injustice shuts its mouth.
Therefore I will not restrain my mouth.I will speak in the anguish of my spirit;I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
He will yet fill your mouth with laughterand your lips with a shout of joy.
Even if I were in the right, my own mouth would condemn me;if I were blameless, my mouth would declare me guilty.
Your own mouth condemns you, not I;your own lips testify against you.
as you turn your anger against Godand allow such words to leave your mouth?
He will not escape from the darkness;flames will wither his shoots,and by the breath of God’s mouth, he will depart.
Instead, I would encourage you with my mouth,and the consolation from my lips would bring relief.
I call for my servant, but he does not answer,even if I beg him with my own mouth.
Though evil tastes sweet in his mouthand he conceals it under his tongue,
though he cherishes it and will not let it gobut keeps it in his mouth,
Look at me and shudder;put your hand over your mouth.
Receive instruction from His mouth,and place His sayings in your heart.
I would plead my case before Himand fill my mouth with arguments.
I have not departed from the commands of His lips;I have treasured the words of His mouthmore than my daily food.
Who did you speak these words to?Whose breath came out of your mouth?
I have not allowed my mouth to sinby asking for his life with a curse.
I am going to open my mouth;my tongue will form words on my palate.
Job opens his mouth in vainand multiplies words without knowledge.
Just listen to His thunderous voiceand the rumbling that comes from His mouth.
I am so insignificant. How can I answer You?I place my hand over my mouth.
Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid;he remains confident, even if the Jordan surges up to his mouth.
His breath sets coals ablaze,and flames pour out of his mouth.
Cursing, deceit, and violence fill his mouth;trouble and malice are under his tongue.
You have tested my heart;You have examined me at night.You have tried me and found nothing evil;I have determined that my mouth will not sin.
Smoke rose from His nostrils,and consuming fire came from His mouth;coals were set ablaze by it.
May the words of my mouthand the meditation of my heartbe acceptable to You,Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.
My strength is dried up like baked clay;my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.You put me into the dust of death.
Save me from the mouth of the lion!You have rescued mefrom the horns of the wild oxen.
The heavens were made by the word of the Lord,and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth.
The words of his mouth are malicious and deceptive;he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom;his tongue speaks what is just.
I am like a deaf person; I do not hear.I am like a speechless personwho does not open his mouth.
I am like a man who does not hearand has no arguments in his mouth.
For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Davidic psalm.I said, “I will guard my waysso that I may not sin with my tongue;I will guard my mouth with a muzzleas long as the wicked are in my presence.”
I am speechless; I do not open my mouthbecause of what You have done.
He put a new song in my mouth,a hymn of praise to our God.Many will see and fearand put their trust in the Lord.
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly;see, I do not keep my mouth closed—as You know, Lord.
My mouth speaks wisdom;my heart’s meditation brings understanding.
You unleash your mouth for eviland harness your tongue for deceit.
Lord, open my lips,and my mouth will declare Your praise.
God, hear my prayer;listen to the words of my mouth.
You satisfy me as with rich food;my mouth will praise You with joyful lips.
that my lips promisedand my mouth spoke during my distress.
I cried out to Him with my mouth,and praise was on my tongue.
Don’t let the floodwaters sweep over meor the deep swallow me up;don’t let the Pit close its mouth over me.
My mouth is full of praiseand honor to You all day long.
My mouth will tell about Your righteousnessand Your salvation all day long,though I cannot sum them up.
I am Yahweh your God,who brought you up from the land of Egypt.Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.I will sing about the Lord’s faithful love forever;I will proclaim Your faithfulness to all generationswith my mouth.
The upright see it and rejoice,and all injustice shuts its mouth.
I will fervently thank the Lord with my mouth;I will praise Him in the presence of many.
With my lips I proclaimall the judgments from Your mouth.
Never take the word of truth from my mouth,for I hope in Your judgments.
How sweet Your word is to my taste—sweeter than honey in my mouth.
I open my mouth and pantbecause I long for Your commands.
May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouthif I do not remember you,if I do not exalt Jerusalem as my greatest joy!
Lord, set up a guard for my mouth;keep watch at the door of my lips.
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