For every kind of beasts and birds, of creeping things and things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind.
But the tongue no man can tame; [it is] a restless evil, [it is] full of deadly poison.
By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.
Yahweh will cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things;
Who have said, With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
For the Chief Musician, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, I will take heed to my ways, That I don't sin with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, While the wicked is before me.
9 Therefore God also highly exalted him, and gave to him the name which is above every name;
10 that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [those] in heaven and [those] on earth and [those] under the earth,
11 and that every tongue should confess, The Lord Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father.
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but don't have love, I have become sounding bronze, or a clanging cymbal.
For in many things we all stumble. If any doesn't stumble in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Destroy, O Lord, [and] divide their tongue; For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
And my tongue will talk of your righteousness [And] of your praise all the day long.
The lip of truth will be established forever; But a lying tongue is but for a moment.
What man is he who desires life, And loves [many] days, that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking guile.
There is one who speaks rashly like the piercings of a sword; But the tongue of the wise is health.
9 With it we bless the Lord and Father; and with it we curse men, who are made after the likeness of God:
10 out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
11 Does the fountain send forth from the same opening sweet [water] and bitter?
12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Neither [can] salt water yield sweet.
For there is not a word in my tongue, But, look, O Yahweh, you know it altogether.
Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise; When he shuts his lips, he is [esteemed as] prudent.
If any man thinks himself to be religious, while he doesn't bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this man's religion is useless.
Deliver my soul, O Yahweh, from lying lips, [And] from a deceitful tongue.
The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.
The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps will slide.
In the multitude of words transgression does not cease; But he who refrains his lips does wisely.
3 Now if we put the horses' bridles into their mouths that they may obey us, we turn about their whole body also.
4 Look, the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by rough winds, are yet turned about by a very small rudder, where the impulse of the helmsman wills.
5 So the tongue also is a little member, and boasts great things. Look, how much wood is kindled by how small a fire!
6 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 wheel of nature, and is set on fire by hell.
5 And Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of man built.
6 And Yahweh said, Look, they are one people, and they all have one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withheld from them, which they purpose to do.
7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there on the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city.
9 Therefore the name of it was called Babel; because there Yahweh confounded the language of all the earth: and from there Yahweh scattered them abroad on the face of all the earth.