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Prov. xxvi. 23. Lying lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered over with silver dross. Ver. 24, 25, 26, 28.

Isa. lvii. 11. Of whom hast thou been afraid, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, saith the Lord.

lix. 2. Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you.

Isa. lix. 3. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity, your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. Ver. 12, 13, 14, 15.

Jer. ix. 3. They will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth, they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Ver. 7. Therefore, thus saith the Lord of hosts, behold I will melt them and try them.

Ver. 8. Their tongue is as an arrow shot out, it speaketh deceit : one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.

Ver. 9. Shall I not visit them for these things, saith the Lord; shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Hos. iv. 1. The Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Ver. 2. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, they break out.

Ver. 3. Therefore shall the land mourn.

1 Tim. iv. 2. Seducing spirits speaking lies in hypocrisy.

Rev. xxi. 8. Liars shall have their portion in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone.

Ver. 27. There shall in no wise enter into heaven any thing that defileth or worketh abomination, or that maketh a lie.

xxii. 15. Without are dogs and sorcerers, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. See Acts v. the death of Ananias and Sapphira. CLXXVIII. The words of the wicked, injurious and offensive. Ps. v. 9. There is no faithfulness in their mouth, their throat is an open sepulchre.

Ver. 10. Destroy them, O God..

xxii. 7. They shut out the lip, they shake the head.

lix. 7. They belch out with their mouth, swords are in their lips, for who (say they) doth hear us?

Ver. 8. Thou, O God, shalt laugh at them. Ps. lxiv. 3.—lxix. 26. Ps. cxl. 3. They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent, adders poison is under, their lips.

Ver, 9. Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Prov. xii. 8. There is that speaketh like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health.

xvi. 27. An ungodly man diggeth up evil, and in his lips there is a burning fire.

Ver. 30.

xvii. 4. A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips, and a liar giv. eth ear to a naughty tongue. Ver. 7.

xviii. 6. A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

Prov. xviii. 7. His mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

xxiv. 2. Their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

Eccl. x. 12. The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

Lam. iii. 62. Thou hast heard the lips of those that rise up against


Matt. xii. 34. How can ye, being evil, speak good things.

Ver. 35. An evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth evil things.

Matt. xii. 37. By thy words thou shalt be condemned.

xv. 18. The things that proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart and defile the man.

1 Cor. xv. 3. Evil communications corrupt good manners.

James iii. 5. The tongue is a little member and boasteth great things.

Ver. 6. The tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity, it defileth the whole body. Ver. 8, 9, 10.

2 Pet. ii. 12. Those as natural brute beasts, speak evil of those things they understand not.

CLXXIX. Words of the wicked against God. Jude ver. 14. The Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints;

Ver. 15. To execute judgment, and to convince all that are ungodly of their ungodly speeches which they have ungodly spoken against him.

CLXXX. Evil speaking.Ps. xii. 3. The Lord shall cut off the tongue that speaketh proud things.

Ver. 4. Who have said, with our tongue will we prevail, our lips are our own, who is Lord over us?

Ps. xli. 5. Mine enemies speak evil of me. Ver. 6.

1. 19. Thou givest thy mouth to evil. Ver. 21. I will reprove thee saith God.

Eph. iv. 31. Let all bitterness, and wrath and clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

Tit. iii. 2. Speak evil of no man. Ver. 6. Be not brawlers. 1 Pet. iii. 9.


James iv. 11. Speak pot evil one of another.

1 Pet. ii. 1. Laying aside all malice, and all guile and hypocrisies and envies, and evil-speaking. Ver, 2. As new born babes desire the sincere milk of the word.

1 Pet. iii. 10. He that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil. Ps. xxxiv. 13. See Ps. cxl. 11.


CLXXXI. Talkativeness, rashness with the tongue. Job v. 2. Should a man of much talk be justified?

xlii. 3. Job said, who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not, things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Ps. cvi. 33.They provoked Moses' spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lipa.


Prov. x. 8. A prating fool shall fall.

Ver. 19. In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin, but he that refraineth his lips is wise. Job xiii. 5.

Prov. xiii. 3. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life, but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

xiv. 23. The talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

xvii. 27. He that hath knowledge spareth his words. Job xiii. 5. Ver. 28. Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is accounted wise. xviii. 13. He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame to him.

xxi. 23. Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from trouble.

xxix. 11. A fool uttereth all his mind, but a wise man keepeth it till afterward.

Ver. 20. Seest thou a man hasty in his words, there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Eccl. iii. 7. There is a time to keep silence, and a time to speak. v. 2. Be not rash with thy mouth.

Ver. 3. A fool's voice is known by the multitude of words.
Eccl. x. 14. A fool is full of words.

Amos v. 13. The prudent shall keep silence in the evil time. Mic. vii. 5. Keep the door of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.

James i. 19. Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak. Ver. 26. If any man among you seemeth to be religious and bri dleth not his tongue, that man's religion is vain.


CLXXXII. Flattery. Job. xvii. 5. He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.

xxxii. 21. Let me not accept any man's person, neither give flattering titles to men. 1 Thess. ii. 5.

Ver. 22. In so doing my Maker would soon take me away. Ps. v. 9. They flatter with their tongues. Ver. 10. Destroy them O God. Ps. xli. 6.

xii. 2. With flattering lips and a double heart they do speak.. Ver. 3. The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips.

Ixxviii. 36. They did flatter God with their mouth and lied unto him.

Ver 37. For their heart was not right with him. Isa. xxix. 13. Prov. xx. 19. Meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. xxvi. 28. A flattering mouth worketh ruin.

xxix. 5. A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet. See Prov. ii. 16.-vi. 24.-vii, 21.-xxviii. 23. 24. Dan. xi. 21, 32, 34.

Ezek. xii.


CLXXXIII. Tale-bearing. Lev. xix. 16. Thou shalt not go up and down as a tale-bearer among thy people.

Prov. xi. 13. A tale-bearer revealeth secrets, but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

xvii. 9. He that covereth a transgression seeketh love, but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends,

xviii. 8. The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds, they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Chap. xxvi. 22.

xx. 19. He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets, therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. xxvi. 20. Where there is no tale-bearer the strife ceaseth.


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CLXXXIV. Whispering. Ps. xli. 7. All that hate me whisper together against me.

Prov. xvi. 28. A whisperer separateth chief friends.

Rom. i. 29. The wicked are full of envy, murder, debate; whisperers.

2 Cor. xii. 20, I fear lest there be among you whisperings, swellings, &c.


CLXXXV. Back-biting. Ps. xv. 1. Lord who shall abide in thy tabernacle, who shall dwell in thy holy hill.

Ver. 3. He that back-biteth not with his tongue.

Prov. xxv. 23. An angry countenance driveth away a back-biting tongue.

Rom. i. 28. The wicked have a reprobate mind. Ver. 29. Filled with all unrighteousness. Ver. 30. Back-biters, &c. See 2 Cor. xii. 20.


CLXXXVI. Slandering, &c. Ps. ci. 5. Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off.

Prov. x. 8. He that uttereth a slander is a fool.

Ps. xxxi. 13. I have heard the slanders of many, while they take counsel against me.

1, 20. Thou slanderest thy own mother's son. Ver. 21. I will reprove thee, saith God.

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Jer. vi. 28. Grievous revellers, walking with slanders.

ix. 4. Every neighbour will walk with slanders. Ver, 7.

1 Tim. iii. 11. Deacons' wives must not be slanderers, See Ps. xxxi. 13. Rom. iii, 8.


CLXXXVII. Prayers and complaints against it. Neh. iv, 4. Hear, O our God, for we are despised, turn their reproach upon their Own head and give them for a prey.

Job. xvi. 10. They have smitten me reproachfully.

Ps. xxii. 6. I am a reproach of men and despised of the people. xxxi. 11. I was a reproach among all mine enemies, and especially among my neighbours.

xxxix. 8. Deliver me from all mine enemies, make me not the res proach of the foolish.

Ps. xlii. 10. As with a sword in my bones mine enemies reproach


xliv. 13. Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn, and a derision to them that are round about us.

lv. 12. It was not an enemy that reproached me, then I could have borne it. Ver. 15. Let death seize upon them.

Ixix. 7. For thy sake, I have borne reproach, &c.

Ver. 9. The reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. Rom. xv. 3.

Ver. 10. When I wept and chastened my soul with fasting that was to my reproach.

Ver. 19. Thou hast known my reproach, my shame and dishonour. Ver. 23. Let their eyes be darkened.

lxxiv. 10. O God, how long shall the adversary reproach.

Ver. 18. Remember that the enemy hath reproached, O Lord. lxxix. 4. We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

Ver. 12. Render unto our neighbours seven-fold, into their bosom their reproach.

lxxxix. 41. He is a reproach to his neighbours.

Ver. 50. Remember, O Lord, the reproach of thy servants,

Ver. 51. Wherewith thine enemies have reproached.

cii. 8. Mine enemies reproach me all the day.

cix. 25. I became also a reproach unto them. Ver. 26. Help me,

O Lord, my God.

cxix. 22. Remove from me reproach and contempt.

Ver. 39. Turn away my reproach which I fear.

Lam. iii. 61. Thou hast heard their reproach, O Lord, and all their imaginations against me.

Ver. 64. Render unto them a recompense, O Lord.

Joel ii. 17. Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach.

CLXXXVIII. Reproach. God will bring it upon the wicked. Jer. xxiv. 9. I will deliver them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, for their hurt, to be a reproach, and a taint, and a curse in all places whither I shall drive them. Chap. xxix. 18.-xlii. 18.—xliv. 12. Ezek. v. 14, 15.-xxii. 4.

Isa. xliii. 27. Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.

xliii. 28. Therefore have I profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

Dan. ix. 16. For the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.

CLXXXIX. Reproach. Promises against it. Ps. lvii. 3. He shall save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up.

Isa. li. 7. Fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be afraid of their revilings, for the moth shall eat them, &c. Ver. 8.

Ezek. xxxvi. 3. Ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people. Ver. 7. Thus saith the Lord, the heathen that are about you shall bear their shame.

Joel ii. 19. I will no more make you a reproach.

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