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Your wickedness is evident by what you say; you are trying to hide behind clever words.
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For thy iniquity hath taught thy mouth, and thou imitatest the tongue of blasphemers.
Job 9:22-24 One thing there is that I have spoken, both the innocent and the wicked he consumeth. . . .
Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers abound, and they provoke God boldly; whereas it is he that hath given all into their hands:
Mark 7:21,22 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, . . .
Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
James 1:26 And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
Psalm 50:19,20 Thy mouth hath abounded with evil, and thy tongue framed deceits. . . .
Psalm 52:2-4 All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit. . . .
Psalm 64:3 For they have whetted their tongues like a sword; they have bent their bow a bitter thing,
Psalm 120:2,3 O Lord, deliver my soul from wicked lips, and a deceitful tongue. . . .
Jeremiah 9:3-5,8 And they have bent their tongue, as a bow, for lies, and not for truth: they have strengthened themselves upon the earth, for they have proceeded from evil to evil, and me they have not known, saith the Lord. . . .
James 3:5-8 Even so the tongue is indeed a little member and boasteth great things. Behold how small a fire kindleth a great wood. . . .
ContextEliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
…4As much as is in thee, thou hast made void fear, and hast taken away prayers from before God. 5For thy iniquity hath taught thy mouth, and thou imitatest the tongue of blasphemers.6Thy own mouth shall condemn thee, and not I: and thy own lips shall answer thee.…
Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun:
Who catcheth the wise in their craftiness, and disappointeth the counsel of the wicked:
That he might shew thee the secrets of wisdom, and that his law is manifold, and thou mightest understand that he exacteth much less of thee, than thy iniquity deserveth.
As much as is in thee, thou hast made void fear, and hast taken away prayers from before God.
And not for thy manifold wickedness and thy infinite iniquities?
Additional TranslationsFor your iniquity instructs your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.For your mouth utters your iniquity, and you choose the tongue of the crafty.
For thine iniquity teacheth thy mouth, And thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
Thou art guilty by the words of thy mouth, neither hast thou discerned the words of the mighty.
For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou hast chosen the tongue of the crafty.
For thine iniquity teacheth thy mouth, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
For thy mouth uttereth thy iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the language of the crafty.
For thy mouth teacheth thine iniquity, And thou chooseth the tongue of the subtile.
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