Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?–They provoked his spirit, so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.
Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
A whisperer separateth chief friends.–There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health. The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment.–The tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. . . . Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Put off . . . anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing ye have put off the old man with his deeds.–This is the will of God, [even] your sanctification.–In their mouth was found no guile.
Ps 141:3 130:3 106:33 Mt 15:11 Pr 16:28 12:18,19 Jas 3:8,10 Col 3:8,9 1Th 4:3 Re 14:5