6 For a fool speaks nonsense, And his heart [a]inclines toward wickedness: To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the Lord, To [b]keep the hungry person unsatisfied And [c]to withhold drink from the thirsty.
Matthew 12:34-35New American Standard Bible (NASB)
34 You [a]offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, express any good things? For the mouth speaks from that which fills the heart.35 The good person brings out of his good treasure good things; and the evil person brings out of his evil treasure evil things.
45 The good person out of the good [a]treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil person out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from [b]that which fills his heart.
2 For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in [a]what he says, he is a perfect man, able to [b]rein in the whole body as well.3 Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their whole body as well.4 Look at the ships too: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are nevertheless directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot determines.5 So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.
See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!6 And the tongue is a fire, the very world of unrighteousness; the tongue is set among [c]our body’s parts as that which defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our[d]life, and is set on fire by [e]hell.7 For every [f]species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human [g]race.8 But no one among mankind can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people, who have been made in the likeness of God;10 from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, these things should not be this way.11 Does a spring send out from the same opening both[h]fresh and bitter water?12 Can a fig tree, my brothers and sisters, bear olives, or a vine bear figs? Nor can salt water produce [i]fresh.
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