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The Tongue is a Fire, A World of Iniquity

Opening Scripture Proverbs 1:1-7, 10

Proverbs 3:1-18 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 10:8-21 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of
him that is void of understanding.

Proverbs 12:12-23 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

Proverbs 13:1-9 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have
destruction.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-3, 8 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before
God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

James 3 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that
it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire
of hell.

Proverbs 16:1-16 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth
his soul.

Proverbs 6:1-19 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

Proverbs 17:13-28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is
esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs 16:17-32 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire… He that is
slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh
a city.

Proverbs 18 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit
thereof.

Proverbs 8:11-23 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse
in them.

Proverbs 4:4-27 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my
mouth.

Proverbs 9:1-12 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is
understanding.

Proverbs 6:20-24 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother

Exodus 20:8-12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the
Lord thy God giveth thee.