5167 mouth

5167 mouth

In addition to its normal physical functions, it has great potential for good and evil. The words of God’s mouth are always effective. Mouth is also used in the sense of an entrance or opening.

The words of God’s mouth

They are always effective La 3:38 See also Isa 55:11

They are creative and life-giving Dt 8:3 See also Ps 33:6; Mt 4:4

They bring judgment Hos 6:5 See also Job 15:30; 2Th 2:8; Rev 2:16

They are reliable Nu 23:19 See also 1Ki 8:15 pp 2Ch 6:4; 1Ki 8:24 pp 2Ch 6:15; Heb 6:13-18

They are to be treasured Ps 119:72 See also Jos 1:8; Job 23:12; Ps 119:13-14,103

God puts his words into the mouths of his people

Dt 18:18 See also Ex 4:12,15; Nu 22:38; 1Ki 17:24; Isa 49:2; Jer 1:7,9; Eze 3:1-4; Ac 4:25,31

The mouth used for eating and drinking

Pr 18:20 See also Jdg 7:5-6; Ps 78:29-30; Pr 19:24; Pr 30:20; Ecc 6:7; Eze 4:14; Na 3:12; Ac 11:8

The mouths of animals

The danger they represent 1Sa 17:35; Job 41:14,19,21; Am 3:12

Enemies described as dangerous animals Ps 22:13 See also Ps 22:21; 2Ti 4:17

God controls the mouths of dangerous animals Da 6:22 See also Nu 22:28-30; Heb 11:33; 2Pe 2:16; Rev 12:15-16; Rev 16:13

The mouth used for speaking

To speak what is good Pr 10:11 See also Job 16:5; Ps 19:14; Pr 8:7

To praise Ps 71:8 See also Ps 51:15; Ps 63:5; Ps 89:1; Ro 15:6

To testify about God Ps 71:15 See also Ps 71:18; Ro 10:10

To teach God’s wisdom Ps 49:3 See also Ps 37:30; Pr 10:31; Mal 2:6-7; Mt 13:35; Ps 78:2

To speak what is bad Ps 10:7 See also 1Sa 2:3; Job 20:12; Ps 5:9; Ps 36:3; Ps 50:19; Pr 5:3; Pr 7:21; Pr 11:9; Pr 15:28; Pr 26:28; Isa 9:17; Isa 29:13; Lk 6:45; Rev 13:5-6

Gestures involving the mouth

Job 3:1 Opening the mouth signifies declaration; Job 21:5 Clapping the hand over the mouth signifies keeping silent from fear or astonishment; Ac 23:2 Striking the mouth signifies rebuke.

God fills mouths

With good things Ps 81:10

With joy Ps 126:2 See also Ezr 3:13; Job 8:21; Job 35:10; Ps 40:3; Ps 132:16; Ps 149:6; Isa 35:6; Lk 1:64

With food Ps 145:15 See also Ne 9:20; Ps 78:27-30; Ps 81:16; Ps 104:27-28; Lk 1:53

Mouth meaning entrance or opening

The mouth of a well Ge 29:2-3,8-10

The mouth of a sack Ge 42:27; Ge 43:12,21; Ge 44:1-2,8

The mouth of the grave Ps 141:7; Isa 5:14 “the grave” is literally “Sheol”, the shadowy abode of the departed.

The mouth of a cave Jos 10:18,22,27; 1Ki 19:13; Jer 48:28

The mouth of a river Jos 15:5; Jos 18:19; Isa 19:7

The mouth of the earth Ge 4:11; Nu 16:30,32; Nu 26:10; Dt 11:6

Mouth likened to a sword

Job 5:15; Isa 49:2

See also

1210God, human descriptions
1690word of God
4404food
4438eating
4804breath
5164lips
5187taste
5193tongue
5627word
5865gestures
7754preaching
7772prophets