'Tongue' in the Bible
And all the earth had one language and one tongue.
And Moses said to the Lord, O Lord, I am not a man of words; I have never been so, and am not now, even after what you have said to your servant: for talking is hard for me, and I am slow of tongue.
But against the children of Israel, man or beast, not so much as the tongue of a dog will be moved: so that you may see how the Lord makes a division between Israel and the Egyptians.
The spirit of the Lord had voice through me, his word was on my tongue.
He will keep you safe from the evil tongue; and you will have no fear of wasting when it comes.
Is there evil in my tongue? is not the cause of my trouble clear to me?
For your mouth is guided by your sin, and you have taken the tongue of the false for yourself.
Though evil-doing is sweet in his mouth, and he keeps it secretly under his tongue;
He takes the poison of snakes into his mouth, the tongue of the snake is the cause of his death.
Truly, there is no deceit in my lips, and my tongue does not say what is false.
See, now my mouth is open, my tongue gives out words.
Will you put a cord into his nose, or take him away with a cord round his tongue?
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and false words: under his tongue are evil purposes and dark thoughts.
The smooth lips and the tongue of pride will be cut off by the Lord.
My throat is dry like a broken vessel; my tongue is fixed to the roof of my mouth, and the dust of death is on my lips.
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from words of deceit.
And my tongue will be talking of your righteousness and of your praise all the day.
The mouth of the good man says words of wisdom; the talk of his tongue is of righteousness.
I said, I will give attention to my ways, so that my tongue may do no wrong; I will keep my mouth under control, while the sinner is before me.
My heart was burning in my breast; while I was deep in thought the fire was lighted; then I said with my tongue,
My heart is flowing over with good things; my words are of that which I have made for a king; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Be my saviour from violent death, O God, the God of my salvation; and my tongue will give praise to your righteousness.
Purposing destruction, using deceit; your tongue is like a sharp blade.
Destruction is in all your words, O false tongue.
My soul is among lions; I am stretched out among those who are on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and whose tongue is a sharp sword.
My tongue will be talking of your righteousness all the day; for those whose purpose is to do me evil have been crushed and put to shame.
He gave it to Joseph as a witness, when he went out over the land of Egypt; then the words of a strange tongue were sounding in my ears.
For the mouth of the sinner is open against me in deceit: his tongue has said false things against me.
Let my tongue make songs in praise of your word; for all your teachings are righteousness.
If I let you go out of my thoughts, and if I do not put Jerusalem before my greatest joy, let my tongue be fixed to the roof of my mouth.
For there is not a word on my tongue which is not clear to you, O Lord.
Their tongues are sharp like the tongue of a snake; the poison of snakes is under their lips. (Selah.)
Let not a man of evil tongue be safe on earth: let destruction overtake the violent man with blow on blow.
To take you out of the power of the strange woman, who says smooth words with her tongue;
Put away from you an evil tongue, and let false lips be far from you.
Eyes of pride, a false tongue, hands which take life without cause;
They will keep you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the strange woman.
The fear of the Lord is seen in hating evil: pride, a high opinion of oneself, the evil way, and the false tongue, are unpleasing to me.
The tongue of the upright man is like tested silver: the heart of the evil-doer is of little value.
The mouth of the upright man is budding with wisdom, but the twisted tongue will be cut off.
There are some whose uncontrolled talk is like the wounds of a sword, but the tongue of the wise makes one well again.
True lips are certain for ever, but a false tongue is only for a minute.
Knowledge is dropping from the tongue of the wise; but from the mouth of the foolish comes a stream of foolish words.
A comforting tongue is a tree of life, but a twisted tongue is a crushing of the spirit.
The designs of the heart are man's, but the answer of the tongue comes from the Lord.
A wrongdoer gives attention to evil lips, and a man of deceit gives ear to a damaging tongue.
Nothing good comes to him whose heart is fixed on evil purposes: and he who has an evil tongue will come to trouble.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and those to whom it is dear will have its fruit for their food.
He who gets stores of wealth by a false tongue, is going after what is only breath, and searching for death.
He who keeps watch over his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
A judge is moved by one who for a long time undergoes wrongs without protest, and by a soft tongue even bone is broken.
As the north wind gives birth to rain, so is an angry face caused by a tongue saying evil secretly.
A false tongue has hate for those who have clean hearts, and a smooth mouth is a cause of falling.
He who says words of protest to a man will later have more approval than one who says smooth words with his tongue.
Have you seen a man who is quick with his tongue? There is more hope for a foolish man than for him.
Her mouth is open to give out wisdom, and the law of mercy is on her tongue.
Your lips are dropping honey; honey and milk are under your tongue; and the smell of your clothing is like the smell of Lebanon.
And the Lord will make the tongue of the Egyptian sea completely dry; and with his burning wind his hand will be stretched out over the River, and it will be parted into seven streams, so that men may go over it with dry feet.
No, but with broken talk, and with a strange tongue, he will give his word to this people:
See, the name of the Lord is coming from far, burning with his wrath, with thick smoke going up: his lips are full of passion, and his tongue is like a burning fire:
The man of sudden impulses will become wise in heart, and he whose tongue is slow will get the power of talking clearly.
Never again will you see the cruel people, a people whose tongue has no sense for you; whose language is strange to you.
The poor and crushed are looking for water where no water is, and their tongue is dry for need of it: I the Lord will give ear to their prayer, I the God of Israel will not give them up.
By myself have I taken an oath, a true word has gone from my mouth, and will not be changed, that to me every knee will be bent, and every tongue will give honour.
The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are experienced, so that I may be able to give the word a special sense for the feeble: every morning my ear is open to his teaching, like those who are experienced:
No instrument of war which is formed against you will be of any use; and every tongue which says evil against you will be judged false. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness comes from me, says the Lord.
Of whom do you make sport? against whom is your mouth open wide and your tongue put out? are you not uncontrolled children, a false seed,
For your hands are unclean with blood, and your fingers with sin; your lips have said false things, and your tongue gives out deceit.
His tongue is an arrow causing death; the words of his mouth are deceit: he says words of peace to his neighbour, but in his heart he is waiting secretly for him.
The tongue of the child at the breast is fixed to the roof of his mouth for need of drink: the young children are crying out for bread, and no man gives it to them.
And I will make your tongue fixed to the roof of your mouth, so that you have no voice and may not make protests to them: for they are an uncontrolled people.
For its men of wealth are cruel, and its people have said what is not true, and their tongue is false in their mouth.
The rest of Israel will do no evil and say no false words; the tongue of deceit will not be seen in their mouth: for they will take their food and their rest, and no one will be a cause of fear to them.
And he took him on one side from the people privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he put water from his mouth on the man's tongue with his finger;
And his ears became open, and the band of his tongue was made loose, and his words became clear.
And straight away his mouth was open and his tongue was free and he gave praise to God.
And he gave a cry and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, so that he may put the end of his finger in water and put it on my tongue, for I am cruelly burning in this flame.
And for this cause my heart was glad and my tongue full of joy, and my flesh will be resting in hope:
For it is said in the holy Writings, By my life, says the Lord, to me every knee will be bent, and every tongue will give worship to God.
So if you, in using a strange tongue, say words which have no sense, how will anyone take in what you are saying? for you will be talking to the air.
But in the church it would be better for me to make use of five words of which the sense was clear, so that others might have profit, than ten thousand words in a strange tongue.
What is it then, my brothers? when you come together everyone has a holy song, or a revelation, or a tongue, or is giving the sense of it. Let everything be done for the common good.
If any man makes use of a tongue, let it not be more than two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let someone give the sense:
And that every tongue may give witness that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
If a man seems to have religion and has no control over his tongue but lets himself be tricked by what is false, this man's religion is of no value.
Even so the tongue is a small part of the body, but it takes credit for great things. How much wood may be lighted by a very little fire!
And the tongue is a fire; it is the power of evil placed in our bodies, making all the body unclean, putting the wheel of life on fire, and getting its fire from hell.
But the tongue may not be controlled by man; it is an unresting evil, it is full of the poison of death.
For it is said, Let the man who has a love of life, desiring to see good days, keep his tongue from evil and his lips from words of deceit:
My little children, do not let our love be in word and in tongue, but let it be in act and in good faith.
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