'Mouth' in the Bible
Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
He looked, and saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it, for from that well they watered the flocks. Now the stone on the mouth of the well was large.
When all the flocks were gathered there, they would then roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.
But they said, “We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep.”
When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.
As one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he saw his money; and behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.
Take double the money in your hand, and take back in your hand the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks; perhaps it was a mistake.
and it came about when we came to the lodging place, that we opened our sacks, and behold, each man’s money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full. So we have brought it back in our hand.
Then he commanded his house steward, saying, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s money in the mouth of his sack.
Put my cup, the silver cup, in the mouth of the sack of the youngest, and his money for the grain.” And he did as Joseph had told him.
Behold, the money which we found in the mouth of our sacks we have brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord’s house?
Behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth which is speaking to you.
The Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?
Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say.”
You are to speak to him and put the words in his mouth; and I, even I, will be with your mouth and his mouth, and I will teach you what you are to do.
Moreover, he shall speak for you to the people; and he will be as a mouth for you and you will be as God to him.
And it shall serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder on your forehead, that the law of the Lord may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt.
Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; and do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth.
With him I speak mouth to mouth,Even openly, and not in dark sayings,And he beholds the form of the Lord.Why then were you not afraidTo speak against My servant, against Moses?”
But if the Lord brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have spurned the Lord.”
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions.
And the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?”
So Balaam said to Balak, “Behold, I have come now to you! Am I able to speak anything at all? The word that God puts in my mouth, that I shall speak.”
Then the Lord put a word in Balaam’s mouth and said, “Return to Balak, and you shall speak thus.”
He replied, “Must I not be careful to speak what the Lord puts in my mouth?”
Then the Lord met Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, “Return to Balak, and thus you shall speak.”
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up along with Korah, when that company died, when the fire devoured 250 men, so that they became a warning.
If a man makes a vow to the Lord, or takes an oath to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.
and what He did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben, when the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, among all Israel—
I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it.
“Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak;And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
But Joshua commanded the people, saying, “You shall not shout nor let your voice be heard nor let a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I tell you, ‘Shout!’ Then you shall shout!”
Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and assign men by it to guard them,
Then Joshua said, “Open the mouth of the cave and bring these five kings out to me from the cave.”
It came about at sunset that Joshua gave a command, and they took them down from the trees and threw them into the cave where they had hidden themselves, and put large stones over the mouth of the cave, to this very day.
The east border was the Salt Sea, as far as the mouth of the Jordan. And the border of the north side was from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan.
Now the number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was 300 men; but all the rest of the people kneeled to drink water.
They said to him, “Be silent, put your hand over your mouth and come with us, and be to us a father and a priest. Is it better for you to be a priest to the house of one man, or to be priest to a tribe and a family in Israel?”
Now it came about, as she continued praying before the Lord, that Eli was watching her mouth.
Then Hannah prayed and said,“My heart exults in the Lord;My horn is exalted in the Lord,My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies,Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
“Boast no more so very proudly,Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth;For the Lord is a God of knowledge,And with Him actions are weighed.
When the people entered the forest, behold, there was a flow of honey; but no man put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.
But Jonathan had not heard when his father put the people under oath; therefore, he put out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it in the honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened.
I went out after him and attacked him, and rescued it from his mouth; and when he rose up against me, I seized him by his beard and struck him and killed him.
David said to him, “Your blood is on your head, for your mouth has testified against you, saying, ‘I have killed the Lord’s anointed.’”
then go to the king and speak to him in this manner.” So Joab put the words in her mouth.
So the king said, “Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?” And the woman replied, “As your soul lives, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken. Indeed, it was your servant Joab who commanded me, and it was he who put all these words in the mouth of your maidservant;
And the woman took a covering and spread it over the well’s mouth and scattered grain on it, so that nothing was known.
The watchman called and told the king. And the king said, “If he is by himself there is good news in his mouth.” And he came nearer and nearer.
“Smoke went up out of His nostrils,Fire from His mouth devoured;Coals were kindled by it.
He said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to my father David and has fulfilled it with His hand, saying,
who have kept with Your servant, my father David, that which You have promised him; indeed, You have spoken with Your mouth and have fulfilled it with Your hand as it is this day.
Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.”
Yet I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
The Lord said to him, ‘How?’ And he said, ‘I will go out and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ Then He said, ‘You are to entice him and also prevail. Go and do so.’
Now therefore, behold, the Lord has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and the Lord has proclaimed disaster against you.”
And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth and his eyes on his eyes and his hands on his hands, and he stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child became warm.
Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done,His marvels and the judgments from His mouth,
He said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to my father David and has fulfilled it with His hands, saying,
who has kept with Your servant David, my father, that which You have promised him; indeed You have spoken with Your mouth and have fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day.
He said, ‘I will go and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ Then He said, ‘You are to entice him and prevail also. Go and do so.’
Now therefore, behold, the Lord has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of these your prophets, for the Lord has proclaimed disaster against you.”
However, Josiah would not turn away from him, but disguised himself in order to make war with him; nor did he listen to the words of Neco from the mouth of God, but came to make war on the plain of Megiddo.
to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it kept sabbath until seventy years were complete.
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia—in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah—the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying:
“You gave Your good Spirit to instruct them,Your manna You did not withhold from their mouth,And You gave them water for their thirst.
Now when the king returned from the palace garden into the place where they were drinking wine, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, “Will he even assault the queen with me in the house?” As the word went out of the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.
Afterward Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.
“But He saves from the sword of their mouth,And the poor from the hand of the mighty.
“So the helpless has hope,And unrighteousness must shut 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.
“How long will you say these things,And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?
“He will yet fill your mouth with laughterAnd your lips with shouting.
“Though I am righteous, my mouth will condemn me;Though I am guiltless, He will declare me guilty.
“For your guilt teaches your mouth,And you choose the language of the crafty.
“Your own mouth condemns you, and not I;And your own lips testify against you.
That you should turn your spirit against GodAnd allow such words to go out of your mouth?
“He will not escape from darkness;The flame will wither his shoots,And by the breath of His mouth he will go away.
“I could strengthen you with my mouth,And the solace of my lips could lessen your pain.
“They have gaped at me with their mouth,They have slapped me on the cheek with contempt;They have massed themselves against me.
“I call to my servant, but he does not answer;I have to implore him with my mouth.
“Though evil is sweet in his mouthAnd he hides it under his tongue,
Though he desires it and will not let it go,But holds it in his mouth,
“Look at me, and be astonished,And put your hand over your mouth.
“Please receive instruction from His mouthAnd establish His words in your heart.
“I would present my case before HimAnd fill my mouth with arguments.
“I have not departed from the command of His lips;I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
“They waited for me as for the rain,And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.
And my heart became secretly enticed,And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,
“No, I have not allowed my mouth to sinBy asking for his life in a curse.
And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men his anger burned.
“Behold now, I open my mouth,My tongue in my mouth speaks.
So Job opens his mouth emptily;He multiplies words without knowledge.”
“Then indeed, He enticed you from the mouth of distress,Instead of it, a broad place with no constraint;And that which was set on your table was full of fatness.
“Listen closely to the thunder of His voice,And the rumbling that goes out from His mouth.
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