the tongue
Judges 12:4-6
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Then Jephthah gathered all of the men of Gilead. They fought and defeated Ephraim, because Ephraim had said, "You Gileadites are Ephraimite fugitives in [the territories of] Ephraim and Manasseh."
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The Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan leading to Ephraim. Whenever a fugitive from Ephraim said, "Let me cross over," the Gileadites asked him, "Are you an Ephraimite?" If he answered, "No,"
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they told him, "Please say Shibboleth." If he said, "Sibboleth," because he could not pronounce it correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. At that time, 42,000 from Ephraim died.
2 Samuel 19:43
The men of Israel answered the men of Judah: "We have 10 shares in the king, so we have a greater [claim] to David than you. Why then do you despise us? Weren't we the first to speak of restoring our king?" But the words of the men of Judah were harsher than those of the men of Israel.
2 Samuel 20:1
Now a wicked man, a Benjaminite named Sheba son of Bichri, happened to be there. He blew the ram's horn and shouted: We have no portion in David, no inheritance in Jesse's son. Each man to his tent, Israel!
2 Chronicles 10:13-16
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Then the king answered them harshly. King Rehoboam rejected the elders' advice
14
and spoke to them according to the young men's advice, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it; my father disciplined you with whips, but I, with barbed whips."
15
The king did not listen to the people because the turn of events came from God, in order that the LORD might carry out His word that He had spoken through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam son of Nebat.
16
When all Israel saw that the king had not listened to them, the people answered the king: What portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. Israel, each man to your tent; David, look after your own house now! So all Israel went to their tents.
2 Chronicles 13:17
Then Abijah and his people struck them with a mighty blow, and 500,000 choice men of Israel were killed.
Psalm 64:3
who sharpen their tongues like swords and aim bitter words like arrows,
Psalm 140:3
They make their tongues as sharp as a snake's bite; viper's venom is under their lips. Selah
Proverbs 15:1
A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath.
Proverbs 16:27
A worthless man digs up evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
Proverbs 26:20
Without wood, fire goes out; without a gossip, conflict dies down.
Proverbs 26:21
As charcoal for embers and wood for fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
Isaiah 30:27
Look, Yahweh comes from far away, His anger burning and heavy with smoke. His lips are full of fury, and His tongue is like a consuming fire.
a world
James 2:7
Don't they blaspheme the noble name that you bear?
Genesis 3:4-6
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"No! You will not die," the serpent said to the woman.
5
"In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
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Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate [it]; she also gave [some] to her husband, [who was] with her, and he ate [it].
Leviticus 24:11
Her son cursed and blasphemed the Name, and they brought him to Moses. (His mother's name was Shelomith, a daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan.)
Numbers 25:2
The women invited them to the sacrifices for their gods, and the people ate and bowed in worship to their gods.
Numbers 31:16
"Yet they are the ones who, at Balaam's advice, incited the Israelites to unfaithfulness against the LORD in the Peor incident, so that the plague came against the LORD's community.
Deuteronomy 13:6
"If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you embrace, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, 'Let us go and worship other gods'-- which neither you nor your fathers have known,
Judges 16:15-20
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"How can you say, 'I love you,' " she told him, "when your heart is not with me? This is the third time you have mocked me and not told me what makes your strength so great!"
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Because she nagged him day after day and pled with him until she wore him out,
17
he told her the whole truth and said to her, "My hair has never been cut, because I am a Nazirite to God from birth. If I am shaved, my strength will leave me, and I will become weak and be like any other man."
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When Delilah realized that he had told her the whole truth, she sent this message to the Philistine leaders: "Come one more time, for he has told me the whole truth." The Philistine leaders came to her and brought the money with them.
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Then she let him fall asleep on her lap and called a man to shave off the seven braids on his head. In this way, she rendered him helpless, and his strength left him.
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Then she cried, "Samson, the Philistines are here!" When he awoke from his sleep, he said, "I will escape as I did before and shake myself free." But he did not know that the LORD had left him.
1 Samuel 22:9-17
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Then Doeg the Edomite, who was in charge of Saul's servants, answered: "I saw Jesse's son come to Ahimelech son of Ahitub at Nob.
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Ahimelech inquired of the LORD for him and gave him provisions. He also gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine."
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The king sent [messengers] to summon Ahimelech the priest, son of Ahitub, and his father's whole family, who were priests in Nob. All of them came to the king.
12
Then Saul said, "Listen, son of Ahitub!" "I'm at your service, my lord," he said.
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Saul asked him, "Why did you and Jesse's son conspire against me? You gave him bread and a sword and inquired of God for him, so he could rise up against me and wait in ambush, as [is the case] today."
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Ahimelech replied to the king: "Who among all your servants is as faithful as David? He is the king's son-in-law, captain of your bodyguard, and honored in your house.
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Was today the first time I inquired of God for him? Of course not! Please don't let the king make an accusation against your servant or any of my father's household, for your servant didn't have any idea about all this."
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But the king said, "You will die, Ahimelech-- you and your father's whole family!"
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Then the king ordered the guards standing by him, "Turn and kill the priests of the LORD because they sided with David. For they knew he was fleeing, but they didn't tell me." But the king's servants would not lift a hand to execute the priests of the LORD.
2 Samuel 13:26-29
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"If not," Absalom said, "please let my brother Amnon go with us." The king asked him, "Why should he go with you?"
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But Absalom urged him, so he sent Amnon and all the king's sons.
28
Now Absalom commanded his young men, "Watch Amnon until he is in a good mood from the wine. When I order you to strike Amnon, then kill him. Don't be afraid. Am I not the one who has commanded you? Be strong and courageous!"
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So Absalom's young men did to Amnon just as Absalom had commanded. Then all [the rest of] the king's sons got up, and each fled on his mule.
2 Samuel 15:2-6
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He would get up early and stand beside the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone had a grievance to bring before the king for settlement, Absalom called out to him and asked, "What city are you from?" If he replied, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel,"
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Absalom said to him, "Look, your claims are good and right, but the king does not have anyone to listen to you."
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He added, "If only someone would appoint me judge in the land. Then anyone who had a grievance or dispute could come to me, and I would make sure he received justice."
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When a person approached to bow down to him, Absalom reached out his hand, took hold of him, and kissed him.
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Absalom did this to all the Israelites who came to the king for a settlement. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
2 Samuel 16:20-23
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Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, "Give [me] your advice. What should we do?"
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Ahithophel replied to Absalom, "Sleep with your father's concubines he left to take care of the palace. When all Israel hears that you have become repulsive to your father, everyone with you will be encouraged."
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So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.
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Now the advice Ahithophel gave in those days was like someone asking about a word from God-- such was the regard that both David and Absalom had for Ahithophel's advice.
2 Samuel 17:1
Ahithophel said to Absalom, "Let me choose 12,000 men, and I will set out in pursuit of David tonight.
2 Samuel 17:2
I will attack him while he is weak and weary, throw him into a panic, and all the people with him will scatter. I will strike down only the king
1 Kings 21:5-15
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Then his wife Jezebel came to him and said to him, "Why are you so upset that you refuse to eat?"
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"Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite," he replied. "I told him: Give me your vineyard for silver, or if you wish, I will give you a vineyard in its place. But he said, 'I won't give you my vineyard!'"
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Then his wife Jezebel said to him, "Now, exercise your royal power over Israel. Get up, eat some food, and be happy. [For] I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite."
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So she wrote letters in Ahab's name and sealed them with his seal. She sent the letters to the elders and nobles who lived with Naboth in his city.
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In the letters, she wrote: Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people.
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Then seat two wicked men opposite him and have them testify against him, saying, "You have cursed God and king!" Then take him out and stone him to death.
11
The men of his city, the elders and nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had commanded them, as was written in the letters she had sent them.
12
They proclaimed a fast and seated Naboth at the head of the people.
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The two wicked men came in and sat opposite him. Then the wicked men testified against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth has cursed God and king!" So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.
14
Then they sent [word] to Jezebel, "Naboth has been stoned to death."
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When Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned to death, she said to Ahab, "Get up and take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite who refused to give it to you for silver, since Naboth isn't alive, but dead."
Proverbs 1:10-14
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My son, if sinners entice you, don't be persuaded.
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If they say-- "Come with us! Let's set an ambush and kill someone. Let's attack some innocent person just for fun!
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Let's swallow them alive, like Sheol, still healthy as they go down to the Pit.
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We'll find all kinds of valuable property and fill our houses with plunder.
14
Throw in your lot with us, and we'll all share our money"--
Proverbs 6:19
a lying witness who gives false testimony, and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.
Proverbs 7:5
She will keep you from a forbidden woman, a stranger with her flattering talk.
Proverbs 7:21-23
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She seduces him with her persistent pleading; she lures with her flattering talk.
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He follows her impulsively like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer bounding toward a trap
23
until an arrow pierces its liver, like a bird darting into a snare-- he doesn't know it will cost him his life.
Jeremiah 20:10
For I have heard the gossip of the multitudes, "Terror is on every side! Report [him]; let's report him!" Everyone I trusted watches for my fall. "Perhaps he will be deceived so that we might prevail against him and take our vengeance on him."
Jeremiah 28:16
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: 'I am about to send you off the face of the earth. You will die this year because you have spoken rebellion against the LORD.'"
Matthew 12:24
When the Pharisees heard this, they said, "The man drives out demons only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons."
Matthew 12:32-36
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Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the one to come.
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"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.
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Brood of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.
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A good man produces good things from his storeroom of good, and an evil man produces evil things from his storeroom of evil.
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I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak.
Matthew 15:11-20
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It's not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."
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Then the disciples came up and told Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard this statement?"
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He replied, "Every plant that My heavenly Father didn't plant will be uprooted.
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Leave them alone! They are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."
15
Then Peter replied to Him, "Explain this parable to us."
16
"Are even you still lacking in understanding?" He asked.
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"Don't you realize that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is eliminated?
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But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this defiles a man.
19
For from the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.
20
These are the things that defile a man, but eating with unwashed hands does not defile a man."
Mark 7:15
Nothing that goes into a person from outside can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.
Mark 7:20-22
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Then He said, "What comes out of a person-- that defiles him.
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For from within, out of people's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders,
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adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, lewdness, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.
Mark 14:55-57
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The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they could find none.
56
For many were giving false testimony against Him, but the testimonies did not agree.
57
Some stood up and were giving false testimony against Him, stating,
Acts 6:13
They also presented false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.
Acts 20:30
And men from among yourselves will rise up with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.
Romans 3:13
Their throat is an open grave; they deceive with their tongues. Vipers' venom is under their lips.
Romans 3:14
Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.
Romans 16:17
Now I implore you, brothers, watch out for those who cause dissensions and pitfalls contrary to the doctrine you have learned. Avoid them;
Romans 16:18
for such people do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
Ephesians 5:3
But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for saints.
Ephesians 5:4
And coarse and foolish talking or crude joking are not suitable, but rather giving thanks.
Colossians 3:8
But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.
Colossians 3:9
Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his practices
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
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and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. [They perish] because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.
11
For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false,
12
so that all will be condemned-- those who did not believe the truth but enjoyed unrighteousness.
Titus 1:11
It is necessary to silence them; they overthrow whole households by teaching for dishonest gain what they should not.
2 Peter 2:1
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.
2 Peter 2:2
Many will follow their unrestrained ways, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.
2 Peter 3:3
First, be aware of this: scoffers will come in the last days to scoff, following their own lusts,
3 John 1:10
This is why, if I come, I will remind him of the works he is doing, slandering us with malicious words. And he is not satisfied with that! He not only refuses to welcome the brothers himself, but he even stops those who want to do so and expels them from the church.
Jude 1:8-10
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Nevertheless, these dreamers likewise defile their flesh, despise authority, and blaspheme glorious beings.
9
Yet Michael the archangel, when he was disputing with the Devil in a debate about Moses' body, did not dare bring an abusive condemnation against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
10
But these people blaspheme anything they don't understand, and what they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals-- they destroy themselves with these things.
Jude 1:15-18
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to execute judgment on all, and to convict them of all their ungodly deeds that they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things ungodly sinners have said against Him.
16
These people are discontented grumblers, walking according to their desires; their mouths utter arrogant words, flattering people for their own advantage.
17
But you, dear friends, remember the words foretold by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
18
they told you, "In the end time there will be scoffers walking according to their own ungodly desires."
Revelation 2:14
But I have a few things against you. You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block in front of the sons of Israel: to eat meat sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.
Revelation 2:15
In the same way, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
Revelation 13:1-5
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And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea. He had 10 horns and seven heads. On his horns were 10 diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.
2
The beast I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like a bear's, and his mouth was like a lion's mouth. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
3
One of his heads appeared to be fatally wounded, but his fatal wound was healed. The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast.
4
They worshiped the dragon because he gave authority to the beast. And they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to wage war against him?"
5
A mouth was given to him to speak boasts and blasphemies. He was also given authority to act for 42 months.
Revelation 13:14-5
Revelation 18:23
the light of a lamp will never shine in you again; and the voice of a groom and bride will never be heard in you again. [All this will happen] because your merchants were the nobility of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery,
Revelation 19:20
But the beast was taken prisoner, and along with him the false prophet, who had performed signs on his authority, by which he deceived those who accepted the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
it is
Luke 16:24
'Father Abraham!' he called out, 'Have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame!'
Acts 5:3
Then Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the proceeds from the field?
2 Corinthians 11:13-15
13
For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
14
And no wonder! For Satan himself is disguised as an angel of light.
15
So it is no great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their destiny will be according to their works.
2 Thessalonians 2:9
The coming [of the lawless one] is based on Satan's working, with all kinds of false miracles, signs, and wonders,
Revelation 12:9
So the great dragon was thrown out-- the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.