So also the tongue is a small member, yet h it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!
And i the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, j staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Psalms 12:3 - 4
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts.
Psalms 73:8 - 9
They scoff and speak with malice; loftily they threaten oppression.
Psalms 120:2 - 4
Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
A worthless man plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.