James 3:5-6

Taming the Tongue

5 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! 6 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, 1 and set on fire by hell. 2

  1. Cross References
    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.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 120:2 - 4
    Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.
    Proverbs 16:27
    A worthless man plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 15:18
    But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.
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