For every kind of animal, bird, creeping thing, and sea creature is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind;
but nobody can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
By patience a ruler is persuaded. A soft tongue breaks the bone.
May Yahweh cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that boasts,
who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail. Our lips are our own. Who is lord over us?”
I said, “I will watch my ways, so 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 at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on earth, and those under the earth,
11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don’t have love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
For we all stumble in many things. Anyone who doesn’t stumble in word is a perfect person, able to bridle the whole body also.
I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.
Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
My tongue shall talk about your righteousness and about your praise all day long.
Truth’s lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary.
Who is someone who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking lies.
There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.
9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men who are made in the image of God.
10 Out of the same mouth comes blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
11 Does a spring send out from the same opening fresh and bitter water?
12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water.
For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, Yahweh, you know it altogether.
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.
If anyone among you thinks himself to be religious while he doesn’t bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man’s religion is worthless.
Deliver my soul, Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom. His tongue speaks justice.
The law of his God is in his heart. None of his steps shall slide.
In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.
3 Indeed, we put bits into the horses’ mouths so that they may obey us, and we guide their whole body.
4 Behold, the ships also, though they are so big and are driven by fierce winds, are yet guided by a very small rudder, wherever the pilot desires.
5 So the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest!
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 course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.
5 Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built.
6 Yahweh said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do. Now nothing will be withheld from them, which they intend to do.
7 Come, let’s go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
8 So Yahweh scattered them abroad from there on the surface of all the earth. They stopped building the city.
9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there Yahweh confused the language of all the earth. From there, Yahweh scattered them abroad on the surface of all the earth.