SCRIPTURES ON THE TONGUE
2 Samuel 23:2
2 "The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me;
his word was on my tongue.
21 You will be protected from the lash of the tongue,
and need not fear when destruction comes.
11 Does not the ear test words
as the tongue tastes food?
4 my lips will not speak wickedness,
and my tongue will utter no deceit.
2 I am about to open my mouth;
my words are on the tip of my tongue.
3 For the ear tests words
as the tongue tastes food.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
their heart is filled with destruction.
Their throat is an open grave;
with their tongue they speak deceit.
7 His mouth is full of curses and lies and threats;
trouble and evil are under his tongue.
3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips
and every boastful tongue
Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?
2 He whose walk is blameless
and who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from his heart
3 and has no slander on his tongue,
who does his neighbor no wrong
and casts no slur on his fellowman,
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
11 Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
13 keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking lies.
14 Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
28 My tongue will speak of your righteousness
and of your praises all day long.
30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom,
and his tongue speaks what is just.
I said, "I will watch my ways
and keep my tongue from sin;
I will put a muzzle on my mouth
as long as the wicked are in my presence."
3 My heart grew hot within me,
and as I meditated, the fire burned;
then I spoke with my tongue:
14 Save me from bloodguilt, O God,
the God who saves me,
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
17 I cried out to him with my mouth;
his praise was on my tongue.
24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts
all day long,
for those who wanted to harm me
have been put to shame and confusion.
172 May my tongue sing of your word,
for all your commands are righteous.
6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem
my highest joy.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O Lord.
16 There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
20 My son, keep your father's commands
and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
21 Bind them upon your heart forever;
fasten them around your neck.
22 When you walk, they will guide you;
when you sleep, they will watch over you;
when you awake, they will speak to you.
23 For these commands are a lamp,
this teaching is a light,
and the corrections of discipline
are the way to life,
24 keeping you from the immoral woman,
from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty
or let her captivate you with her eyes,
26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread,
and the adulteress preys upon your very life.
19 When words are many, sin is not absent,
but he who holds his tongue is wise.
20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,
but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,
but a perverse tongue will be cut out.
12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor,
but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
18 Reckless words pierce like a sword,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19 Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
2 The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,
but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life,
but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
To man belong the plans of the heart,
but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue.
4 A wicked man listens to evil lips;
a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.
20 A man of perverse heart does not prosper;
he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.
28 Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
and discerning if he holds his tongue.
21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
6 A fortune made by a lying tongue
is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. a
23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue
keeps himself from calamity.
15 Through patience a ruler can be persuaded,
and a gentle tongue can break a bone.
23 As a north wind brings rain,
so a sly tongue brings angry looks.
28 A lying tongue hates those it hurts,
and a flattering mouth works ruin.
23 He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor
than he who has a flattering tongue.
10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 See, the Name of the Lord comes from afar,
with burning anger and dense clouds of smoke;
his lips are full of wrath,
and his tongue is a consuming fire.
19 You will see those arrogant people no more,
those people of an obscure speech,
with their strange, incomprehensible tongue.
23 By myself I have sworn,
my mouth has uttered in all integrity
a word that will not be revoked:
Before me every knee will bow;
by me every tongue will swear.
4 The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue,
to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning,
wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.
17 no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and this is their vindication from me,"
declares the Lord.
3 "They make ready their tongue
like a bow, to shoot lies;
it is not by truth
that they triumph a in the land.
They go from one sin to another;
they do not acknowledge me,"
declares the Lord.
8 Their tongue is a deadly arrow;
it speaks with deceit.
With his mouth each speaks cordially to his neighbor,
but in his heart he sets a trap for him.
33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man's ears. Then he spit and touched the man's tongue. 34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, "Ephphatha!" (which means, "Be opened!"). 35 At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
62 Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone's astonishment he wrote, "His name is John." 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God. 65 The neighbors were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. 66 Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, "What then is this child going to be?" For the Lord's hand was with him.
26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will live in hope,
11 It is written:
"'As surely as I live,' says the Lord,
'every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will confess to God.'" a
1 Corinthians 14:14
13 For this reason anyone who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret what he says. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 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.
26 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5 Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, 8 but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt a water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
1 Peter 3:10
8 Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For,
"Whoever would love life
and see good days
must keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from deceitful speech.
1 John 3:18
16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 19 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence 20 whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.