By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh bones.
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that speaketh boastful things:
Who have said, With our tongue will we be mighty; our lips are with us; who is Lord over us!
To the chief musician, to Jeduthun, a psalm of David. I said, I will guard my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will guard my mouth with a muzzle, while the wicked is before me.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it will eat its fruit.
Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongue; for I have seen violence and strife in the city;
And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness, all the day of thy praise.
The lip of truth will stand firm for ever; but only for a moment the tongue of falsehood.
Who is the man that desireth life, loveth many days, that he may see happiness?
Guard thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking deceit.
There is some one that useth words which are like the thrusts of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is healing.
For, while there is not a word on my tongue, lo, thou, O Lord, knowest it entirely.
Even a fool, when he keepeth silence, is counted wise: he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
O Lord, deliver my soul from lips of falsehood, and from a tongue of deceit.
The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, and his tongue speaketh what is just.
The law of his God is in his heart: none of his steps shall slip.
In a multitude of words transgression cannot be avoided; but he that refraineth his lips is intelligent.
5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man were building.
6 And the Lord said, Behold, it is one people, and they have all one language, and this is the first thing they undertake to do; and now shall they not be restrained in all which they have imagined to do?
7 Go to, let us go down, and confound there their language, that they may not understand one anothers speech.
8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth; and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel, because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth; and from there did the Lord scatter them abroad over the face of all the earth.