Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue.
Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be helpful for building others up according to their needs, an encouragement to those who hear them.
O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you? How will he increase your punishment?
He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of juniper
The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.