1 The organ of taste and speech. It may become parched and cleave to the roof of the mouth, thus leaving one mute (Ps 137:6). As the organ of speech, it can produce words of praise (Ps 51:14; Ps 119:172), deceit (Ps 10:7; Ps 78:36; Prov 21:6; Mic 6:12; Jer 9:3; Jer 9:5; Jer 9:8), or mischief (Prov 17:4). The Letter of James condemns the tongue as unrighteous, untamable, and evil (Jas 3:6-12). 2A language (Isa 45:23; Phil 2:11; Rom 14:11), especially a foreign or incomprehensible language, as in the phrases “alien tongue” (Isa 28:11; Isa 33:19) and “other tongues” (Acts 2:4; NRSV: “other languages”).

Ps 137:6

6Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy.

Ps 51:14

14Deliver me from bloodshed, O God,
O God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.

Ps 119:172

172My tongue will sing of your promise,
for all your commandments are right.

Ps 10:7

7Their mouths are filled with cursing and deceit and oppression;
under their tongues are mischief and iniquity.

Ps 78:36

36But they flattered him with their mouths;
they lied to him with their tongues.

Prov 21:6

6The getting of treasures by a lying tongue
is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

Mic 6:12

12Your wealthy are full of violence;
your inhabitants speak lies,
with tongues of deceit in their mouths.

Jer 9:3

3They bend their tongues like bows;
they have grown strong in the land for falsehood, and not for truth;
for they proceed from evil to evil,
and they do not kno ... View more

Jer 9:5

5They all deceive their neighbors,
and no one speaks the truth;
they have taught their tongues to speak lies;
they commit iniquity and are too weary to repent.

Jer 9:8

8Their tongue is a deadly arrow;
it speaks deceit through the mouth.
They all speak friendly words to their neighbors,
but inwardly are planning to lay an ambus ... View more

Prov 17:4

4An evildoer listens to wicked lips;
and a liar gives heed to a mischievous tongue.

Jas 3:6-12

6And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, and is its ... View more

Isa 45:23

23By myself I have sworn,
from my mouth has gone forth in righteousness
a word that shall not return:
“To me every knee shall bow,
every tongue shall swear.”

Phil 2:11

11and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Rom 14:11

11For it is written,
“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall give praise to God.”

Isa 28:11

11Truly, with stammering lip
and with alien tongue
he will speak to this people,

Isa 33:19

19No longer will you see the insolent people,
the people of an obscure speech that you cannot comprehend,
stammering in a language that you cannot understand.

Acts 2:4

4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.

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