Verses with the word tongue in the Old Testament (95 verses):
By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
And Moses said unto the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.
So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.
2 Samuel 23:2
The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.
And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their companions, unto Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in the Syrian tongue, and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.
For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?
Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.
For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;
He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.
My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.
Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,
My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.
My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.
My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.
Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood.
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
And 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.
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.
Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.
And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.
Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.
And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.
For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.