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Proverbs 25:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 Like a war club, a sword, or a sharp arrow
    is one who bears false witness against a neighbor.

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Psalm 57:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I lie down among lions
    that greedily devour[a] human prey;
their teeth are spears and arrows,
    their tongues sharp swords.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 57:4 Cn: Heb are aflame for
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Proverbs 12:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 Rash words are like sword thrusts,
    but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

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Jeremiah 9:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Their 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 ambush.

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James 3:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And 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,[a] and is itself set on fire by hell.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. James 3:6 Or wheel of birth
  2. James 3:6 Gk Gehenna
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Jeremiah 9:3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

They 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 know me, says the Lord.

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Proverbs 24:28 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause,
    and do not deceive with your lips.

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Psalm 140:3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

They make their tongue sharp as a snake’s,
    and under their lips is the venom of vipers.Selah

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Psalm 120:3-4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

What shall be given to you?
    And what more shall be done to you,
    you deceitful tongue?
A warrior’s sharp arrows,
    with glowing coals of the broom tree!

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Psalm 55:21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 with speech smoother than butter,
    but with a heart set on war;
with words that were softer than oil,
    but in fact were drawn swords.

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Psalm 52:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

     you are plotting destruction.
Your tongue is like a sharp razor,
    you worker of treachery.

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