'Tongue' in the Bible
Moses said to Yahweh, "O Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue."
But against any of the children of Israel a dog won't even bark or move its tongue, against man or animal; that you may know that Yahweh makes a distinction between the Egyptians and Israel.
that all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace. None moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.
So he brought down the people to the water; and Yahweh said to Gideon, "Everyone who laps of the water with his tongue, like a dog laps, you shall set him by himself; likewise everyone who bows down on his knees to drink."
"The Spirit of Yahweh spoke by me. His word was on my tongue.
You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.
Is there injustice on my tongue? Can't my taste discern mischievous things?
"Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue,
He shall suck cobra venom. The viper's tongue shall kill him.
surely my lips shall not speak unrighteousness, neither shall my tongue utter deceit.
The voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.
See now, I have opened my mouth. My tongue has spoken in my mouth.
"Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook, or press down his tongue with a cord?
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth. Their heart is destruction. Their throat is an open tomb. They flatter with their tongue.
His mouth is full of cursing, deceit, and oppression. Under his tongue is mischief and iniquity.
May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts,
who have said, "With our tongue we will prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?"
He who doesn't slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor casts slurs against his fellow man;
Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices. My body shall also dwell in safety.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have brought me into the dust of death.
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking lies.
My tongue shall talk about your righteousness and about your praise all day long. For the Chief Musician. By David, the servant of Yahweh.
The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom. His tongue speaks justice.
I said, "I will watch my ways, so that I don't sin with my tongue. I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me."
My heart was hot within me. While I meditated, the fire burned: I spoke with my tongue:
My heart overflows with a noble theme. I recite my verses for the king. My tongue is like the pen of a skillful writer.
"You give your mouth to evil. Your tongue frames deceit.
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation. My tongue shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue.
My soul is among lions. I lie among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words,
I cried to him with my mouth. He was extolled with my tongue.
My tongue will also talk about your righteousness all day long, for they are disappointed, and they are confounded, who want to harm me. By Solomon.
They have set their mouth in the heavens. Their tongue walks through the earth.
But they flattered him with their mouth, and lied to him with their tongue.
for they have opened the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of deceit against me. They have spoken to me with a lying tongue.
Let my tongue sing of your word, for all your commandments are righteousness.
Deliver my soul, Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
What will be given to you, and what will be done more to you, you deceitful tongue?
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "Yahweh has done great things for them."
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don't remember you; if I don't prefer Jerusalem above my chief joy.
For there is not a word on my tongue, but, behold, Yahweh, you know it altogether.
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood;
to keep you from the immoral woman, from the flattery of the wayward wife's tongue.
The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. The heart of the wicked is of little worth.
The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.
Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit.
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from Yahweh.
An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.
Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.
Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
By patience a ruler is persuaded. A soft tongue breaks the bone.
The north wind brings forth rain: so a backbiting tongue brings an angry face.
A lying tongue hates those it hurts; and a flattering mouth works ruin.
One who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue.
She opens her mouth with wisdom. Faithful instruction is on her tongue.
If the snake bites before it is charmed, then is there no profit for the charmer's tongue.
Your lips, my bride, drip like the honeycomb. Honey and milk are under your tongue. The smell of your garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen; because their tongue and their doings are against Yahweh, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as the dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; because they have rejected the law of Yahweh of Armies, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Yahweh will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his scorching wind he will wave his hand over the River, and will split it into seven streams, and cause men to march over in sandals.
Behold, the name of Yahweh comes from far away, burning with his anger, and in thick rising smoke. His lips are full of indignation, and his tongue is as a devouring fire.
The heart of the rash will understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.
Then the lame man will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing; for waters will break out in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.
The poor and needy seek water, and there is none. Their tongue fails for thirst. I, Yahweh, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
I have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and will not return, that to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall take an oath.
The Lord Yahweh has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with words him who is weary: he wakens morning by morning, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.
No weapon that is formed against you will prevail; and you will condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and their righteousness which is of me," says Yahweh.
Against whom do you sport yourselves? Against whom do you make a wide mouth, and stick out your tongue? Aren't you children of disobedience, a seed of falsehood,
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness.
They bend their tongue, [as it were] their bow, for falsehood; and they are grown strong in the land, but not for truth: for they proceed from evil to evil, and they don't know me, says Yahweh.
They will deceive everyone his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves to commit iniquity.
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in his heart he lays wait for him.
Then they said, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us strike him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
The tongue of the nursing child clings to the roof of his mouth for thirst: The young children ask bread, and no man breaks it to them.
and I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, that you shall be mute, and shall not be to them a reprover; for they are a rebellious house.
They return, but not to the Most High. They are like a faulty bow. Their princes will fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue. This will be their derision in the land of Egypt.
Her rich men are full of violence, her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.
The remnant of Israel will not do iniquity, nor speak lies, neither will a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth, for they will feed and lie down, and no one will make them afraid."
This will be the plague with which Yahweh will strike all the peoples who have warred against Jerusalem: their flesh will consume away while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will consume away in their sockets, and their tongue will consume away in their mouth.
He took him aside from the multitude, privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue.
Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was released, and he spoke clearly.
His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.
He cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue! For I am in anguish in this flame.'
Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced. Moreover my flesh also will dwell in hope;
For it is written, "'As I live,' says the Lord, 'to me every knee will bow. Every tongue will confess to God.'"
So also you, unless you uttered by the tongue words easy to understand, how would it be known what is spoken? For you would be speaking into the air.
and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
If anyone among you thinks himself to be religious while he doesn't bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man's religion is worthless.
So the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest!
And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.
But nobody can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
For, "He who would love life, and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.
My little children, let's not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.
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