For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind:
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
By long patience is a prince persuaded, and a gentle tongue breaks the bone.
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things:
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked are before me.
9 Therefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.
For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Destroy, O Lord, and confuse their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
And my tongue shall speak of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.
The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
What man is he that desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.
There is one that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise brings health.
9 With this bless we God, even the Father; and with this curse we men, who are made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Does a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, you know it altogether.
Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
If any man among you seems to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.
The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
In the multitude of words there lacks not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.
3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven by fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small rudder, wherever the pilot desires.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles!
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.
6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people are one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from there upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confuse the language of all the earth: and from there did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.