Perhaps from an unused root meaning to stand
out, or exist
; used adverbially or as a copula for the substantive verb (H1961
); there is
(or any other form of the verb to be
, as may suit the connection).
A primitive root; to babble
; hence to vociferate
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
like the piercings
of a sword:
; also a cutting
instrument (from its destructive
effect), as a knife
, or other sharp implement.
but the tongue
; the tongue
(of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water).
of the wise
, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
; properly curative
, that is, literally (concretely) a medicine
, or (abstractly) a cure
; figuratively (concretely) deliverance
, or (abstractly) placidity
_ _ speaketh literally, “speaketh hastily,” or indiscreetly (Psalms 106:33), as an angry man retorts harsh and provoking invectives.
_ _ tongue ... health by soothing and gentle language.
_ _ The tongue is death or life, poison or medicine, as it is used. 1. There are words that are cutting and killing, that are like the piercings of a sword. Opprobrious words grieve the spirits of those to whom they are spoken, and cut them to the heart. Slanders, like a sword, wound the reputation of those of whom they are uttered, and perhaps incurably. Whisperings and evil surmises, like a sword, divide and cut asunder the bounds of love and friendship, and separate those that have been dearest to each other. 2. There are words that are curing and healing: The tongue of the wise is health, closing up those wounds which the backbiting tongue had given, making all whole again, restoring peace, and accommodating matters in variance and persuading to reconciliation. Wisdom will find out proper remedies against the mischiefs that are made by detraction and evil-speaking.
Health Tends to the comfort and benefit of others.
There is that speaketh like the piercings of (i) a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health.
(i) Which seek nothing more then to provoke others to anger.
Proverbs 25:18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour [is] a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
Psalms 52:2 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
Psalms 57:4 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.
Psalms 59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords [are] in their lips: for who, [say they], doth hear?
Psalms 64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, [and] bend [their bows to shoot] their arrows, [even] bitter words:
James 3:6-8 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. ... But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength.
Proverbs 10:20-21 The tongue of the just [is as] choice silver: the heart of the wicked [is] little worth. ... The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
Proverbs 13:17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador [is] health.
Proverbs 15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish [doeth] not so.
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Daniel 11:33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, [many] days.
Revelation 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [was there] the tree of life, which bare twelve [manner of] fruits, [and] yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.
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