What Does the Bible Say About the Tongue? (81 Verses)

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  1. Judges 7:5 - "So he brought the people down..."
  2. James 3:5 - "So also the tongue is a..."
  3. Job 41:1 - ""Can you draw out Leviathan with..."
  4. Mark 7:33 - "And taking him aside from the..."
  5. Revelation 16:10 - "The fifth angel poured out his..."
  6. Luke 16:24 - "And he called out, 'Father Abraham,..."
  7. Job 12:11 - "Does not the ear test words..."
  8. Numbers 22:4 - "And Moab said to the elders..."
  9. Psalm 68:23 - "that you may strike your feet..."
  10. 1 Kings 21:19 - "And you shall say to him,..."
  11. Job 34:3 - "for the ear tests words as..."
  12. 1 Kings 22:38 - "And they washed the chariot by..."
  13. Luke 16:21 - "who desired to be fed with..."
  14. Psalm 22:15 - "my strength is dried up like..."
  15. Lamentations 4:4 - "The tongue of the nursing infant..."
  16. Psalm 137:6 - "Let my tongue stick to the..."
  17. Isaiah 41:17 - "When the poor and needy seek..."
  18. Exodus 4:10-11 - "But Moses said to the LORD,..."
  19. Ezekiel 3:26 - "And I will make your tongue..."
  20. Luke 1:20-22 - "And behold, you will be silent..."
  21. Isaiah 35:6 - "then shall the lame man leap..."
  22. Isaiah 32:4 - "The heart of the hasty will..."
  23. Matthew 15:30-31 - "And great crowds came to him,..."
  24. Mark 7:33-35 - "And taking him aside from the..."
  25. Luke 1:64 - "And immediately his mouth was opened..."
  26. Proverbs 10:19 - "When words are many, transgression is..."
  27. Proverbs 11:12 - "Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense,..."
  28. James 1:26 - "If anyone thinks he is religious..."
  29. Proverbs 17:27-28 - "Whoever restrains his words has knowledge,..."
  30. Proverbs 21:23 - "Whoever keeps his mouth and his..."
  31. 1 Peter 3:10 - "For "Whoever desires to love life..."
  32. Job 29:9-10 - "the princes refrained from talking and..."
  33. Job 27:4 - "my lips will not speak falsehood,..."
  34. Habakkuk 2:20 - "But the LORD is in his..."
  35. Psalm 39:1 - "I said, "I will guard my..."
  36. Psalm 141:3 - "Set a guard, O LORD, over..."
  37. Psalm 35:28 - "Then my tongue shall tell of..."
  38. Psalm 16:9 - "Therefore my heart is glad, and..."
  39. Psalm 45:1 - "My heart overflows with a pleasing..."
  40. Psalm 51:14 - "Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,..."
  41. Psalm 66:17 - "I cried to him with my..."
  42. Psalm 119:172 - "My tongue will sing of your..."
  43. Psalm 71:24 - "And my tongue will talk of..."
  44. Psalm 126:2 - "Then our mouth was filled with..."
  45. Acts 2:26 - "therefore my heart was glad, and..."
  46. 2 Samuel 23:2 - ""The Spirit of the LORD speaks..."
  47. James 3:9 - "With it we bless our Lord..."
  48. Proverbs 16:1 - "The plans of the heart belong..."
  49. Isaiah 50:4 - "The Lord GOD has given me..."
  50. Micah 3:8 - "But as for me, I am..."
  51. Luke 21:14-15 - "Settle it therefore in your minds..."
  52. Isaiah 45:23 - "By myself I have sworn; from..."
  53. Romans 14:11 - "for it is written, "As I..."
  54. Philippians 2:10-11 - "so that at the name of..."
  55. Proverbs 10:19-20 - "When words are many, transgression is..."
  56. Psalm 37:30 - "The mouth of the righteous utters..."
  57. Proverbs 12:18 - "There is one whose rash words..."
  58. Proverbs 31:26 - "She opens her mouth with wisdom,..."
  59. Proverbs 15:4 - "A gentle tongue is a tree..."
  60. Proverbs 18:21 - "Death and life are in the..."
  61. Proverbs 15:23 - "To make an apt answer is..."
  62. James 3:3-10 - "If we put bits into the..."
  63. Psalm 34:13 - "Keep your tongue from evil and..."
  64. Psalm 5:9 - "For there is no truth in..."
  65. Psalm 50:19 - ""You give your mouth free rein..."
  66. Proverbs 17:20 - "A man of crooked heart does..."
  67. Psalm 52:4 - "You love all words that devour,..."
  68. Psalm 120:2-3 - "Deliver me, O LORD, from lying..."
  69. Jeremiah 9:8 - "Their tongue is a deadly arrow;..."
  70. Romans 3:13 - ""Their throat is an open grave;..."
  71. Micah 6:12 - "Your rich men are full of..."
  72. Proverbs 6:17 - "haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and..."
  73. Proverbs 21:6 - "The getting of treasures by a..."
  74. Jeremiah 9:3 - "They bend their tongue like a..."
  75. Proverbs 26:28 - "A lying tongue hates its victims,..."
  76. Psalm 10:7 - "His mouth is filled with cursing..."
  77. Psalm 12:3-4 - "May the LORD cut off all..."
  78. Psalm 52:2 - "Your tongue plots destruction, like a..."
  79. Proverbs 6:24 - "to preserve you from the evil..."
  80. Isaiah 57:4 - "Whom are you mocking? Against whom..."
  81. Isaiah 59:3 - "For your hands are defiled with..."

1. Judges 7:5

5 So he brought the people down to the water. And the LORD said to Gideon, "Every one who laps the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, you shall set by himself. Likewise, every one who kneels down to drink."

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2. James 3:5

5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!

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3. Job 41:1

1 "Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord?

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4. Mark 7:33

33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue.

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5. Revelation 16:10

10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish

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6. Luke 16:24

24 And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.'

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7. Job 12:11

11 Does not the ear test words as the palate tastes food?

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8. Numbers 22:4

4 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, "This horde will now lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field." So Balak the son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time,

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9. Psalm 68:23

23 that you may strike your feet in their blood, that the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from the foe."

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10. 1 Kings 21:19

19 And you shall say to him, 'Thus says the LORD, "Have you killed and also taken possession?"' And you shall say to him, 'Thus says the LORD: "In the place where dogs licked up the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick your own blood."'"

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11. Job 34:3

3 for the ear tests words as the palate tastes food.

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12. 1 Kings 22:38

38 And they washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood, and the prostitutes washed themselves in it, according to the word of the LORD that he had spoken.

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13. Luke 16:21

21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

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14. Psalm 22:15

15 my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws; you lay me in the dust of death.

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15. Lamentations 4:4

4 The tongue of the nursing infant sticks to the roof of its mouth for thirst; the children beg for food, but no one gives to them.

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16. Psalm 137:6

6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!

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17. Isaiah 41:17

17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the LORD will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

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18. Exodus 4:10-11

10 But Moses said to the LORD, "Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue." 11 Then the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

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19. Ezekiel 3:26

26 And I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be mute and unable to reprove them, for they are a rebellious house.

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20. Luke 1:20-22

20 And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time." 21 And the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they were wondering at his delay in the temple. 22 And when he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple. And he kept making signs to them and remained mute.

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21. Isaiah 35:6

6 then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;

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22. Isaiah 32:4

4 The heart of the hasty will understand and know, and the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak distinctly.

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23. Matthew 15:30-31

30 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them, 31 so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel.

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24. Mark 7:33-35

33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened." 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.

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25. Luke 1:64

64 And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.

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26. Proverbs 10:19

19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

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27. Proverbs 11:12

12 Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

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28. James 1:26

26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

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29. Proverbs 17:27-28

27 Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. 28 Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

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30. Proverbs 21:23

23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

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31. 1 Peter 3:10

10 For "Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

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32. Job 29:9-10

9 the princes refrained from talking and laid their hand on their mouth; 10 the voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.

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33. Job 27:4

4 my lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit.

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34. Habakkuk 2:20

20 But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him."

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35. Psalm 39:1

1 I said, "I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence."

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36. Psalm 141:3

3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

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37. Psalm 35:28

28 Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.

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38. Psalm 16:9

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.

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39. Psalm 45:1

1 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.

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40. Psalm 51:14

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

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41. Psalm 66:17

17 I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.

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42. Psalm 119:172

172 My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.

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43. Psalm 71:24

24 And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt.

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44. Psalm 126:2

2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."

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45. Acts 2:26

26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope.

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46. 2 Samuel 23:2

2 "The Spirit of the LORD speaks by me; his word is on my tongue.

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47. James 3:9

9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.

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48. Proverbs 16:1

1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

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49. Isaiah 50:4

4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

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50. Micah 3:8

8 But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin.

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51. Luke 21:14-15

14 Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer, 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.

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52. Isaiah 45:23

23 By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: 'To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.'

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53. Romans 14:11

11 for it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."

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54. Philippians 2:10-11

10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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55. Proverbs 10:19-20

19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is of little worth.

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56. Psalm 37:30

30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

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57. Proverbs 12:18

18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

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58. Proverbs 31:26

26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

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59. Proverbs 15:4

4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

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60. Proverbs 18:21

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

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61. Proverbs 15:23

23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

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62. James 3:3-10

3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

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63. Psalm 34:13

13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

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64. Psalm 5:9

9 For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.

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65. Psalm 50:19

19 "You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit.

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66. Proverbs 17:20

20 A man of crooked heart does not discover good, and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity.

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67. Psalm 52:4

4 You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.

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68. Psalm 120:2-3

2 Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. 3 What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?

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69. Jeremiah 9:8

8 Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully; with his mouth each speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he plans an ambush for him.

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70. Romans 3:13

13 "Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.The venom of asps is under their lips."

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71. Micah 6:12

12 Your rich men are full of violence; your inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

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72. Proverbs 6:17

17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

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73. Proverbs 21:6

6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

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74. Jeremiah 9:3

3 They bend their tongue like a bow; falsehood and not truth has grown strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know me, declares the LORD.

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75. Proverbs 26:28

28 A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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76. Psalm 10:7

7 His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.

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77. Psalm 12:3-4

3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, 4 those who say, "With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?"

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78. Psalm 52:2

2 Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.

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79. Proverbs 6:24

24 to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

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80. Isaiah 57:4

4 Whom are you mocking? Against whom do you open your mouth wide and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of transgression, the offspring of deceit,

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81. Isaiah 59:3

3 For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue mutters wickedness.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 68:23
  2. Psalm 22:15
  3. Psalm 137:6
  4. Psalm 39:1
  5. Psalm 141:3
  6. Psalm 35:28
  7. Psalm 16:9
  8. Psalm 45:1
  9. Psalm 51:14
  10. Psalm 66:17
  11. Psalm 119:172
  12. Psalm 71:24
  13. Psalm 126:2
  14. Psalm 37:30
  15. Psalm 34:13
  16. Psalm 5:9
  17. Psalm 50:19
  18. Psalm 52:4
  19. Psalm 120:2-3
  20. Psalm 10:7
  21. Psalm 12:3-4
  22. Psalm 52:2
  23. Exodus 4:10-11
  24. Numbers 22:4
  25. Judges 7:5
  26. 2 Samuel 23:2
  27. 1 Kings 21:19
  28. 1 Kings 22:38
  29. Job 12:11
  30. Job 27:4
  31. Job 29:9-10
  32. Job 34:3
  33. Job 41:1
  34. Proverbs 6:17
  35. Proverbs 6:24
  36. Proverbs 10:19
  37. Proverbs 10:19-20
  38. Proverbs 11:12
  39. Proverbs 12:18
  40. Proverbs 15:4
  41. Proverbs 15:23
  42. Proverbs 16:1
  43. Proverbs 17:27-28
  44. Proverbs 17:20
  45. Proverbs 18:21
  46. Proverbs 21:6
  47. Proverbs 21:23
  48. Proverbs 26:28
  49. Proverbs 31:26
  50. Isaiah 32:4
  51. Isaiah 35:6
  52. Isaiah 41:17
  53. Isaiah 45:23
  54. Isaiah 50:4
  55. Isaiah 57:4
  56. Isaiah 59:3
  57. Jeremiah 9:3
  58. Jeremiah 9:8
  59. Lamentations 4:4
  60. Ezekiel 3:26
  61. Micah 3:8
  62. Micah 6:12
  63. Habakkuk 2:20
  64. Matthew 15:30-31
  65. Mark 7:33
  66. Mark 7:33-35
  67. Luke 1:20-22
  68. Luke 1:64
  69. Luke 16:21
  70. Luke 16:24
  71. Luke 21:14-15
  72. Acts 2:26
  73. Romans 3:13
  74. Romans 14:11
  75. Philippians 2:10-11
  76. James 1:26
  77. James 3:5
  78. James 3:9
  79. James 3:3-10
  80. 1 Peter 3:10
  81. Revelation 16:10

Psalm 68:23

23 that you may strike your feet in their blood, that the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from the foe."

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Psalm 22:15

15 my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws; you lay me in the dust of death.

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Psalm 137:6

6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!

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Psalm 39:1

1 I said, "I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, so long as the wicked are in my presence."

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Psalm 141:3

3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

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Psalm 35:28

28 Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.

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Psalm 16:9

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.

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Psalm 45:1

1 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.

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Psalm 51:14

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

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Psalm 66:17

17 I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.

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Psalm 119:172

172 My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.

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Psalm 71:24

24 And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt.

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Psalm 126:2

2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."

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Psalm 37:30

30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

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Psalm 34:13

13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

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Psalm 5:9

9 For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.

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Psalm 50:19

19 "You give your mouth free rein for evil, and your tongue frames deceit.

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Psalm 52:4

4 You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.

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Psalm 120:2-3

2 Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. 3 What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue?

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Psalm 10:7

7 His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression; under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.

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Psalm 12:3-4

3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, 4 those who say, "With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?"

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Psalm 52:2

2 Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.

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Exodus 4:10-11

10 But Moses said to the LORD, "Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue." 11 Then the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

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Numbers 22:4

4 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, "This horde will now lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field." So Balak the son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time,

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Judges 7:5

5 So he brought the people down to the water. And the LORD said to Gideon, "Every one who laps the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, you shall set by himself. Likewise, every one who kneels down to drink."

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2 Samuel 23:2

2 "The Spirit of the LORD speaks by me; his word is on my tongue.

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1 Kings 21:19

19 And you shall say to him, 'Thus says the LORD, "Have you killed and also taken possession?"' And you shall say to him, 'Thus says the LORD: "In the place where dogs licked up the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick your own blood."'"

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1 Kings 22:38

38 And they washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood, and the prostitutes washed themselves in it, according to the word of the LORD that he had spoken.

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Job 12:11

11 Does not the ear test words as the palate tastes food?

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Job 27:4

4 my lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit.

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Job 29:9-10

9 the princes refrained from talking and laid their hand on their mouth; 10 the voice of the nobles was hushed, and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.

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Job 34:3

3 for the ear tests words as the palate tastes food.

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Job 41:1

1 "Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook or press down his tongue with a cord?

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Proverbs 6:17

17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

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Proverbs 6:24

24 to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

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Proverbs 10:19

19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

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Proverbs 10:19-20

19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is of little worth.

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Proverbs 11:12

12 Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

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Proverbs 12:18

18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

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Proverbs 15:4

4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

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Proverbs 15:23

23 To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is!

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Proverbs 16:1

1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

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Proverbs 17:27-28

27 Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. 28 Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

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Proverbs 17:20

20 A man of crooked heart does not discover good, and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity.

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Proverbs 18:21

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

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Proverbs 21:6

6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

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Proverbs 21:23

23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

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Proverbs 26:28

28 A lying tongue hates its victims, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

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Proverbs 31:26

26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

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Isaiah 32:4

4 The heart of the hasty will understand and know, and the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak distinctly.

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Isaiah 35:6

6 then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;

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Isaiah 41:17

17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the LORD will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

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Isaiah 45:23

23 By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: 'To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.'

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Isaiah 50:4

4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

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Isaiah 57:4

4 Whom are you mocking? Against whom do you open your mouth wide and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of transgression, the offspring of deceit,

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Isaiah 59:3

3 For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue mutters wickedness.

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Jeremiah 9:3

3 They bend their tongue like a bow; falsehood and not truth has grown strong in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do not know me, declares the LORD.

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Jeremiah 9:8

8 Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully; with his mouth each speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he plans an ambush for him.

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Lamentations 4:4

4 The tongue of the nursing infant sticks to the roof of its mouth for thirst; the children beg for food, but no one gives to them.

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Ezekiel 3:26

26 And I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be mute and unable to reprove them, for they are a rebellious house.

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Micah 3:8

8 But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin.

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Micah 6:12

12 Your rich men are full of violence; your inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

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Habakkuk 2:20

20 But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him."

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Matthew 15:30-31

30 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them, 31 so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel.

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Mark 7:33

33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue.

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Mark 7:33-35

33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened." 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.

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Luke 1:20-22

20 And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time." 21 And the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they were wondering at his delay in the temple. 22 And when he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple. And he kept making signs to them and remained mute.

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Luke 1:64

64 And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.

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Luke 16:21

21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores.

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Luke 16:24

24 And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.'

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Luke 21:14-15

14 Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer, 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.

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Acts 2:26

26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope.

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Romans 3:13

13 "Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.The venom of asps is under their lips."

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Romans 14:11

11 for it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."

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Philippians 2:10-11

10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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James 1:26

26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

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James 3:5

5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!

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James 3:9

9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.

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James 3:3-10

3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

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1 Peter 3:10

10 For "Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit;

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Revelation 16:10

10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish

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