What does Tongue mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
לְשׁ֣וֹן tongue. 14
γλώσσῃ the tongue 7
γλῶσσαν the tongue 6
γλῶσσα the tongue 6
γλώσσης the tongue 4
לָשֽׁוֹן tongue. 3
וּ֝לְשׁוֹנָ֗ם tongue. 3
לְשׁוֹנָ֑ם tongue. 3
וּ֭לְשׁוֹנִי tongue. 2
לָשׁ֖וֹן tongue. 2
וּלְשׁוֹנ֖וֹ tongue. 2
לָשׁ֥וֹן tongue. 2
לָ֭שׁוֹן tongue. 2
לְשׁוֹנִֽי tongue. 2
לְ֝שׁוֹנִ֗י tongue. 2
לְשׁ֥וֹן tongue. 2
מִלָּשׁ֥וֹן tongue. 1
לְשׁוֹנָֽהּ tongue. 1
לְֽשׁוֹן־ tongue. 1
וְלָשׁ֥וֹן tongue. 1
לְ֝שׁוֹנ֗וֹ tongue. 1
וּלְשׁוֹנ֑וֹ tongue. 1
לָ֝שׁ֗וֹן tongue. 1
לִלְשֹׁנֵ֣נוּ tongue. 1
γλῶσσά the tongue 1
וּלְשׁוֹנֵ֪נוּ tongue. 1
לְשׁוֹנִ֨י ׀ tongue. 1
בִּלְשׁוֹנִ֑י tongue. 1
לְשֹׁנ֗וֹ tongue. 1
לָשׁ֑וֹן tongue. 1
לְשׁוֹנְךָ֣ tongue. 1
וּ֝לְשׁוֹנ֗וֹ tongue. 1
בִלְשׁ֫וֹנִ֥י tongue. 1
בִּלְשֽׁוֹנִי tongue. 1
לְ֝שׁוֹנָ֗ם tongue. 1
וּ֝לְשׁוֹנְךָ֗ tongue. 1
לְשׁוֹנֶ֑ךָ tongue. 1
לְשׁוֹנִ֗י tongue. 1
וּ֝בִלְשׁוֹנָ֗ם tongue. 1
בִּלְשׁ֣וֹן tongue. 1
؟ בִּלְשׁוֹנִ֥י tongue. 1
בִּ֝לְשׁוֹנ֗וֹ tongue. 1
לָשׁ֛וֹן tongue. 1
γλῶσσάν the tongue 1
הָ֔ס (Piel) hush 1
הֶחֱרַ֔שְׁתִּי to cut in 1
תַּחֲרִ֕ישׁ to cut in 1
אַחֲרִ֣ישׁ to cut in 1
אַחֲרִ֑ישׁ to cut in 1
לְשֹׁנ֔וֹ tongue. 1
וּלְשֽׁוֹנְךָ֙ tongue. 1
וּבְלָשׁ֖וֹן tongue. 1
לְשׁוֹנָ֤ם tongue. 1
וּלְשׁ֣וֹן tongue. 1
؟ לָשׁ֑וֹן tongue. 1
וּלְשׁ֖וֹן tongue. 1
לְשׁוֹנְכֶ֖ם tongue. 1
בַלָּשׁ֔וֹן tongue. 1
לְשׁוֹנָ֛ם tongue. 1
לְשׁוֹנָ֖ם tongue. 1
לְשׁוֹנֽוֹ tongue. 1
וּ֝לְשׁוֹנִ֗י tongue. 1
לְשׁוֹנִ֣י tongue. 1
؟ לְשֹׁנֽוֹ tongue. 1
לְשֹׁנֽוֹ tongue. 1
בִּלְשׁוֹנ֨וֹ tongue. 1
וּלְשׁוֹנָ֖ם tongue. 1
וּלְשׁ֥וֹן tongue. 1
לְשׁוֹנֵ֔ךְ tongue. 1

Definitions Related to Tongue

H3956


   1 Tongue.
      1a Tongue (of men).
         1a1 Tongue (literal).
         1a2 Tongue (organ of speech).
      1b language.
      1c Tongue (of animals).
      1d Tongue (of fire).
      1e wedge, bay of sea (Tongue-shaped).
      

G1100


   1 the Tongue, a member of the body, an organ of speech.
   2 a Tongue.
      1a the language or dialect used by a particular people distinct from that of other nations.
      

H2790


   1 to cut in, plough, engrave, devise.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to cut in, engrave.
         1a2 to plough.
         1a3 to devise.
      1b (Niphal) to be ploughed.
      1c (Hiphil) to plot evil.
   2 to be silent, be dumb, be speechless, be deaf.
      2a (Qal).
         2a1 to be silent.
         2a2 to be deaf.
      2b (Hiphil).
         2b1 to be silent, keep quiet.
         2b2 to make silent.
         2b3 to be deaf, show deafness.
      2c (Hithpael) to remain silent.
      

H2013


   1 (Piel) hush, keep silence, be silent, hold peace, hold Tongue, still v.
   2 (CLBL) to hush.
      2a (Hiphil) to command to be silent.
      

Frequency of Tongue (original languages)

Frequency of Tongue (English)

Dictionary

Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Tongue
DUTIES OF THE. "
1. To glorify God by magnifying his name.
2. To sing his praises.
3. To declare to others God's goodness.
4. To pray to him for what we want.
5. To make open profession of our subjection to him.
6. To preach his word.
7. To defend the truth.
8. To exhort men to particular duties.
9. To confess our sins to God.
10. To crave the advice of others.
11. To praise that which is good in others.
12. To bear witness to the truth.
13. To defend the cause of the innocent and just.
14. To communicate to others the same good impressions we have received."
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Tongue
Physiologically, the tongue (γλῶσσα) is accessory both to the sense of taste and to the faculty of speech, but in the literature of apostolic Christianity (e.g. 1 Corinthians 14:9) it is connected with speech alone.* [1] Here, as in primitive thought generally, to which the nervous system and the more minute structure of the tissues were unknown, the tongue was thought to possess an inherent faculty of speech, and the ethical qualities attaching to what was said were attributed to the organ itself (ethnic parallels in J. G. Frazer, GB [2] 2, London, 1900, ii. 421, 422, note). As, in the OT, the tongue is said to concoct deceit (Psalms 50:19), and iniquity is said to be in it (Job 6:30) or under it (Psalms 10:7), so, in the NT, it is said to defile the whole body, to be a restless evil, full of deadly poison (James 3:6; James 3:8). This vivid language is not adequately characterized by saying, with Mayor, ‘The tongue is of course merely the innocent instrument employed by the free will of man’ (The Epistle of St. James 3, London, 1910, p. 220). That which seems to us to be ‘odd and exaggerated’ in the language of St. James really marks the difference between ancient and modern psychology. When joy (Acts 2:26; Acts 2:1 Clem. xviii. 15), arrogance (1 Clem. lvii. 2), deceit (Romans 3:13; Romans 3:1 Clem. xxxv. 8) are connected with the tongue, a psycho-physical idea underlies the usage, which springs from the conception of the organ as an integral part of the whole personality.
Early Christian ethics seems to have found it necessary to emphasize the control of the tongue; it is even made the sine qua non of religion (James 1:26) and the condition of life (1 Peter 3:10; 1 Peter 3:1 Clem. xxii. 3; cf. Psalms 34:13). It is particularly urged on women (1 Clem. xxi. 7, Hermas, Vis. II. ii. 3). Evidently ‘the scourge of the tongue’ (1 Clem. lvi. 10; cf. Job 5:21) was a very real evil in early Christian communities. We may also note the rebuke of hypocrisy and insincerity, as shown by the contrast between the inner life and its outer expression: ‘let us not love in word, neither with the tongue’ (1 John 3:18). On confession itself great emphasis was naturally placed (Romans 14:11; see also article Mouth); it is felt that the truth of the inner life will instinctively utter itself in the testimony of the spoken word: ‘As the fountain gushes out its water, so my heart gushes out the praise of the Lord and my lips utter praise to Him, and my tongue His psalms’ (Odes of Solomon, xl. 4, 5).
The word ‘tongue’ occurs in a figurative sense in Acts 2:3 (tongues of fire; cf. Isaiah 5:24) and Revelation 5:9, etc. (= language). On the phenomena of glossolalia, which St. Paul regards chiefly as a sign to unbelievers (1 Corinthians 14:21 f.), see articles Tongues, Gift of, and Holy Spirit.
Literature-The Commentaries; see also articles Man and mouth.
H. Wheeler Robinson.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Tongue
Speech is one of the most powerful forces human beings have available to them, for by their words they can bring great benefit or do great damage (Proverbs 12:18; Psalms 41:5-61; Proverbs 15:1; Proverbs 15:4; James 3:5; James 3:9). What they say and the way they say it are therefore matters of the highest importance. Yet all people have difficulty with them. The person who can control the tongue can control the whole self (James 3:1-4; James 3:7-8; cf. Psalms 141:3).
Control of the tongue
The root of people’s problem with the tongue is the evil heart within them. Sin has corrupted human nature, and the wrong within people shows itself in an uncontrolled tongue (Mark 7:21-23; James 3:6). Christians, being indwelt by the Spirit, have divine help in resisting the pressures of the old nature. The Spirit teaches them to control the tongue and makes them realize the inconsistency of using the same tongue to bless God and curse their fellows (Galatians 5:17; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 4:30-31; Colossians 4:6; Titus 2:8; James 1:26; James 3:9-12; see BLESSING; CURSE; MALICE; PRAISE).
Wrong use of the tongue does not have to be as obvious as cursing in order to be damaging. It may consist only of idle chatter, because even that can easily involve harmful gossip (Proverbs 11:9; Proverbs 11:13; Proverbs 26:18-22; Ecclesiastes 5:3; see GOSSIP). Since the more a people speak the more likely they are to sin, wise people will limit their words and control the way they expresses them. Fools, by contrast, talk at length and so proclaims their folly (Proverbs 10:19; Proverbs 12:23; Proverbs 15:2; Proverbs 17:27-28; Proverbs 18:2; Proverbs 18:6-7; 2 Corinthians 11:16-19; Ephesians 5:4; see BOASTING; FOOLISHNESS).
Although people may control their words, such control must be sincere. If they simply uses smooth words to hide evil feelings, they are hypocrites (1618452999_36; Psalms 55:21; Proverbs 10:18; Proverbs 26:23-25; Matthew 22:15-18; Matthew 23:28; see HYPOCRISY). They must be truthful and straightforward with the words they use. The cunning twisting of words can be merely a form of lying (Proverbs 12:19; 2 Corinthians 4:2; Ephesians 4:25; 1 Peter 3:10; see LIE). While people should always speak the truth, they should do so in a spirit of love. Their words give an indication of the quality of their character (Proverbs 10:11; Proverbs 10:20-21; Proverbs 16:23; Ephesians 4:15; James 1:19; see TRUTH).
Christian witness
Words are an indication of people’s relationship with Christ. They may confess Christ as Lord, or deny all knowledge of him (Romans 10:9; Matthew 26:70-74; see CONFESSION; DENIAL). But a confession of faith may be false (1 Timothy 1:19), and a denial of Christ may be a temporary failure that a person soon corrects (John 21:15-17). Everyday speech, rather than an occasional public declaration, is often a better indication of a person’s spiritual condition. Such everyday speech will be used as evidence on the day of judgment (Matthew 12:36-37).
Christian preachers in particular have to be careful with their words. They know that words are persuasive (Proverbs 16:21), and therefore they must be careful not to use their speaking abilities to gain control over people. They should want people to have their faith rooted in God and his Word, not in the preacher and his style (1 Corinthians 2:1-5; 1 Corinthians 3:5-7; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 11:6; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; see PREACHING).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Tongue
The organ of speech and then the language spoken (Jeremiah 5:15 ) and the people or nation speaking (Isaiah 66:18 ). The tongue was seen to express the true nature since speech was viewed as more than just a verbal phenomenon. It was seen as the expression of a person's true nature (Psalm 64:2-3 ; Psalm 45:1 ; Proverbs 10:20 ; Proverbs 17:20 ). The wisdom writings of the Old Testament stressed the practical results of the use of the tongue for the individual's life (Proverbs 12:18 ; Proverbs 18:21 ; Proverbs 21:6 ; Proverbs 21:23 ; Proverbs 25:23 ; Proverbs 26:28 ; Proverbs 28:23 ). Like a bit in a horse's mouth or the rudder of a ship, the tongue could control the direction of a person's life (James 3:3-8 ). Since the tongue reveals what is in one's heart, its use had ethical consequences whether for good or bad (Psalm 34:13 ; Psalm 37:30 ; Psalm 109:2 ; Psalm 120:2 ; Psalm 140:2-3 ; Isaiah 59:3 ).
The tongue was seen to play a central role in the expression of a person's religious commitment. The tongue could be used to praise God (Psalm 35:28 ; Psalm 51:14 ; Psalm 71:24 ; Romans 14:11 ; Philippians 2:11 ). On the other hand, the tongue could cause separation from God (Job 15:4-5 ; Psalm 39:1 ; Psalm 78:35-37 ). The potential for good or bad which is part of human nature is actualized through the tongue (James 3:9-10 ).
The word tongue is used, of course, in the basic sense of the term to refer to the organ of eating and drinking ( Judges 7:5 ; Isaiah 41:17 ). Tongue is, also, used figuratively to refer to objects in the material world which resemble the tongue in shape (Isaiah 11:15 ). See Spiritual Gifts ; Tongues, Gift of.
Jeff Cranford
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Tongue
I saw a terrible fire some time ago, or rather I saw the reflection of it in the sky, the heavens were crimsoned with it. It burned a large manufactory to the ground, and the firemen had hard work to save the buildings which surrounded it. They poured streams of water on it from fifteen engines, but it licked it up, and would have its course till the walls gave way. That terrible fire was kindled by a farthing rushlight! Some years ago, I saw the black ashes of what the night before was a cheerful farm-yard, with its hay-ricks, corn-stacks, stables, and cow-sheds; and lying about upon them were the carcasses of a number of miserable horses and bullocks, which had perished in the flames. All that was done by a Lucifer match! In America the Indians strike a spark from a flint and steel, and set fire to the dry grass, and the flames spread and spread until they sweep like a roaring torrent over prairies as large as England, and men and cattle have to flee for their lives. 'Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!' And the tongue is a fire! A few rash words will set a family, a neighborhood, a nation, by the ears; they have often done so. Half the law-suits, and half the wars have been brought about by the tongue.: James Bolton
Webster's Dictionary - Bird's-Tongue
(n.) The knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare).
Webster's Dictionary - Hart-Tongue
(1):
(n.) A common British fern (Scolopendrium vulgare), rare in America.
(2):
(n.) A West Indian fern, the Polypodium Phyllitidis of Linnaeus. It is also found in Florida.
Webster's Dictionary - Double-Tongue
(n.) Deceit; duplicity.
Webster's Dictionary - Adder's-Tongue
(1):
(n.) A genus of ferns (Ophioglossum), whose seeds are produced on a spike resembling a serpent's tongue.
(2):
(n.) The yellow dogtooth violet.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Double Tongue
1 Timothy 3:8 (a) This describes a tongue that speaks both good and evil about the same person.
Webster's Dictionary - Earth-Tongue
(n.) A fungus of the genus Geoglossum.
Webster's Dictionary - Dog's-Tongue
(n.) Hound's-tongue.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Syriac, Syrian Tongue
The language that was spoken in Syria was substantially the same as Chaldee. The Hebrew word is aramith. See ARAMAIC. 2 Kings 18:26 ; Ezra 4:7 ; Isaiah 36:11 ; Daniel 2:4 .
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Tongue
This word is used as a type in a great many ways. Many writers use it to express many and varied meanings.
We shall observe some of them here.
Psalm 45:1 (a) It is used as a pen because it makes impressions on hearts.
Psalm 57:4 (a) It is used as a sword because it cuts into people's souls. (See Psalm 64:3).
Psalm 73:9 (a) It is like a detective searching people's lives.
Proverbs 10:20 (a) It is like silver because it produces valuable results.
Proverbs 15:4 (a) It is like a tree because it adds to the joys of life.
Isaiah 30:27 (a) It is like fire which destroys evil things in the lives of others.
Jeremiah 9:3 (a) It is like a bow because it sends forth sharp words. (See Jeremiah 9:8).
Revelation 5:9 (a) The tongue is used for language in its general aspect. (See Genesis 10:5).
Tongues have many descriptions:
The lying tongue Psalm 109:2; Proverbs 6:17.
The false tongue Psalm 120:3.
The sharpened tongue Psalm 140:3.
The froward tongue Proverbs 10:31.
The wholesome tongue Proverbs 15:4.
The naughty tongue Proverbs 17:4.
The perverse tongue Proverbs 17:20.
The soft tongue Proverbs 25:15.
The backbiting tongue Proverbs 25:23.
The stammering tongue Isaiah 33:19.
The fiery tongue James 3:6.
Webster's Dictionary - Tongue-Shaped
(a.) Shaped like a tongue; specifically (Bot.), linear or oblong, and fleshy, blunt at the end, and convex beneath; as, a tongue-shaped leaf.
Webster's Dictionary - Tongue-Pad
(n.) A great talker.
Webster's Dictionary - Deer's-Tongue
(n.) A plant (Liatris odoratissima) whose fleshy leaves give out a fragrance compared to vanilla.
Webster's Dictionary - Tongue-Shell
(n.) Any species of Lingula.
Webster's Dictionary - Tongue-Tied
(1):
(a.) Unable to speak freely, from whatever cause.
(2):
(a.) Destitute of the power of distinct articulation; having an impediment in the speech, esp. when caused by a short fraenum.
Webster's Dictionary - Tongue-Tie
(1):
(n.) Impeded motion of the tongue because of the shortness of the fraenum, or of the adhesion of its margins to the gums.
(2):
(v. t.) To deprive of speech or the power of speech, or of distinct articulation.
Webster's Dictionary - Tongue
(1):
(n.) The clapper of a bell.
(2):
(n.) Speech; words or declarations only; - opposed to thoughts or actions.
(3):
(n.) A people having a distinct language.
(4):
(n.) The lingual ribbon, or odontophore, of a mollusk.
(5):
(n.) The proboscis of a moth or a butterfly.
(6):
(n.) The lingua of an insect.
(7):
(n.) Any small sole.
(8):
(n.) That which is considered as resembing an animal's tongue, in position or form.
(9):
(n.) A projection, or slender appendage or fixture; as, the tongue of a buckle, or of a balance.
(10):
(n.) A projection on the side, as of a board, which fits into a groove.
(11):
(n.) A point, or long, narrow strip of land, projecting from the mainland into a sea or a lake.
(12):
(n.) The pole of a vehicle; especially, the pole of an ox cart, to the end of which the oxen are yoked.
(13):
(n.) A language; the whole sum of words used by a particular nation; as, the English tongue.
(14):
(n.) A short piece of rope spliced into the upper part of standing backstays, etc.; also. the upper main piece of a mast composed of several pieces.
(15):
(n.) Same as Reed, n., 5.
(16):
(n.) Honorable discourse; eulogy.
(17):
(n.) The power of articulate utterance; speech.
(18):
(v. t.) To speak; to utter.
(19):
(v. t.) To chide; to scold.
(20):
(v. t.) To modulate or modify with the tongue, as notes, in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
(21):
(v. t.) To join means of a tongue and grove; as, to tongue boards together.
(22):
(v. i.) To talk; to prate.
(23):
(v. i.) To use the tongue in forming the notes, as in playing the flute and some other wind instruments.
(24):
(n.) an organ situated in the floor of the mouth of most vertebrates and connected with the hyoid arch.
(25):
(n.) Discourse; fluency of speech or expression.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Tongue
Lâshôn (לְשֹׁנָה, Strong's #3956), “tongue; language; speech.” This word is thought to have the root meaning “to lick,” but this is a conjecture. The noun occurs in Ugaritic, Akkadian (Lishanu), Phoenician, and Arabic. In the Hebrew Old Testament it appears 115 times, mainly in the poetic and, to a lesser extent, in the prophetical books. The first occurrence is in Gen. 10:5: “By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.” The basic meaning of lâshôn is “tongue,” which as an organ of the body refers to humans (Lam. 4:4) and animals (Exod. 11:7; Job 41:1)The extended meaning of the word as an organ of speech occurs more frequently. A person may be “heavy” or “slow” of tongue or have a stammering “tongue” (Exod. 4:10); or he may be fluent and clear: “The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly” (Isa. 32:4). And see the description of the “tongue” in Ps. 45:1: “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.” The word is often better translated as “speech,” because of the negative and positive associations of lâshôn. Especially in the wisdom literature the manner of one’s “speech” is considered to be the external expression of the character of the speaker. The fool’s “speech” is unreliable (Ps. 5:9), deceitful (Ps. 109:2; 120:2-3; Prov. 6:17), boastful (Ps. 140:11), flattering (Prov. 26:28), slanderous (Ps. 15:3), and subversive (Prov. 10:31). The “tongue” of the righteous man heals (Prov. 15:4). While the “tongue” may be as sharp as sword (Ps. 57:4), it is a means of giving life to the righteous and death to the wicked: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Prov. 18:21; cf. 21:23; 25:15). The biblical authors speak of divine inspiration as the Lord’s enabling them to speak: “The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue” (2 Sam. 23:2; cf. Prov. 16:1). “Tongue” with the meaning “speech” has as a synonym peh, “mouth” (Ps. 66:17), and more rarely sapah, “lip” (Job 27:4).
A further extension of meaning is “language.” In Hebrew both sapah and lâshôn denote a foreign “language”: “For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people” (Isa. 28:11). The foreigners to the “language” are well described in these words: “Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand” (Isa. 33:19).
Lâshôn also refers to objects that are shaped in the form of a tongue. Most important is the “tongue of fire,” which even takes the character of “eating” or “devouring”: “Therefore as the [1] devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff …” (Isa. 5:24). The association in Isaiah of God’s appearance in judgment with smoke and fire gave rise to a fine literary description of the Lord’s anger: “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” (Isa. 30:27). Notice the words “lips” and “tongue” here with the meaning of “flames of fire,” even though the language evokes the representation of a tongue (as an organ of the body) together with a tongue (of fire). Also a bar of gold (Josh. 7:21) and a bay of the sea (Isa. 11:15) shaped in the form of a tongue were called lâshôn.
The Septuagint translation is glossa (“tongue; language”).
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Tongue
This word is taken in three different senses.
1. For the material tongue, or organ of speech, James 3:5 .
2. For the tongue or language that is spoken in any country, Deuteronomy 28:49 . ( See LANGUAGE. )
3. For good or bad discourses, Proverbs 12:18 ; Proverbs 17:20 . Tongue of the sea signifies a gulf. To gnaw the tongue, Revelation 16:10 , is a token of fury, despair, and torment. The gift of tongues was that which God granted to the apostles and disciples assembled at Jerusalem on the day of pentecost, Acts 2. The tongue of angels, a kind of hyperbole made use of by St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:1 .
Webster's Dictionary - Long-Tongue
(n.) The wryneck.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sing, my Tongue, the Saviour's Glory
Hymn for Vespers on the Feast of Corpus Christi, and used as a processional hymn on Holy Thursday, Corpus Christi, and during the Forty Hours' Adoration. The two last verses, the "Tantum Ergo", are sung at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Written by Saint Thomas Aquinas, it has approximately twenty-five translations; the one given is by E. Caswell.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sing, my Tongue, the Glorious Battle
Hymn recited on Good Friday morning during the Adoration of the Cross. For Breviary use it is divided into two parts:
"Pange lingua gloriosi," hymn for Matins from Passion Sunday to the Wednesday of Holy Week (inclusive), and for Matins on May 3, and September 14, Feasts of the Finding, and of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
"Lustra sex qui jam peregit," hymn for Lauds for the same days as above.
It was written by Venantius Fortunatus (530-609) and has approximately twenty-five translations; the one given is by J. Neale.
The eighth verse reads:
Faithful Cross! above all other,
One and only noble tree!
None in foliage, none in blossom,
None in fruit thy peers may be;
Sweetest Wood and Sweetest Iron!
Sweetest Weight is hung on thee.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Tongue
A — 1: γλῶσσα (Strong's #1100 — Noun Feminine — glossa — gloce'-sah ) is used of (1) the "tongues ... like as of fire" which appeared at Pentecost; (2) "the tongue," as an organ of speech, e.g., Mark 7:33 ; Romans 3:13 ; 14:11 ; 1 Corinthians 14:9 ; Philippians 2:11 ; James 1:26 ; 3:5,6,8 ; 1 Peter 3:10 ; 1 John 3:18 ; Revelation 16:10 ; (3) (a) "a language," coupled with phule, "a tribe," laos, "a people," ethnos, "a nation," seven times in the Apocalypse, Revelation 5:9 ; 7:9 ; 10:11 ; 11:9 ; 13:7 ; 14:6 ; 17:15 ; (b) "the supernatural gift of speaking in another language without its having been learnt;" in Acts 2:4-13 the circumstances are recorded from the viewpoint of the hearers; to those in whose language the utterances were made it appeared as a supernatural phenomenon; to others, the stammering of drunkards; what was uttered was not addressed primarily to the audience but consisted in recounting "the mighty works of God;" cp. Acts 2:46 ; in 1Cor., chapters 12 and 14, the use of the gift of "tongues" is mentioned as exercised in the gatherings of local churches; 1 Corinthians 12:10 speaks of the gift in general terms, and couples with it that of "the interpretation of tongues;" chapt. 14 gives instruction concerning the use of the gift, the paramount object being the edification of the church; unless the "tongue" was interpreted the speaker would speak "not unto men, but unto God," 1 Corinthians 14:2 ; he would edify himself alone, 1 Corinthians 14:4 , unless he interpreted, 1 Corinthians 14:5 , in which case his interpretation would be of the same value as the superior gift of prophesying, as he would edify the church, 1 Corinthians 14:4-6 ; he must pray that he may interpret, 1 Corinthians 14:13 ; if there were no interpreter, he must keep silence, 1 Corinthians 14:28 , for all things were to be done "unto edifying," 1 Corinthians 14:26 . "If I come ... speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you," says the Apostle (expressing the great object in all oral ministry), "unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?" (1 Corinthians 14:6 ). "Tongues" were for a sign, not to believers, but to unbelievers, 1 Corinthians 14:22 , and especially to unbelieving Jews (see 1 Corinthians 14:21 ): cp. the passages in the Acts.
There is no evidence of the continuance of this gift after apostolic times nor indeed in the later times of the Apostles themselves; this provides confirmation of the fulfillment in this way of 1 Corinthians 13:8 , that this gift would cease in the churches, just as would "prophecies" and "knowledge" in the sense of knowledge received by immediate supernatural power (cp. 1 Corinthians 14:6 ). The completion of the Holy Scriptures has provided the churches with all that is necessary for individual and collective guidance, instruction, and edification.
A — 2: διάλεκτος (Strong's #1258 — Noun Feminine — dialektos — dee-al'-ek-tos ) "language" (Eng., "dialect"), is rendered "tongue" in the AV of Acts 1:19 ; 2:6,8 ; 21:40 ; 22:2 ; 26:14 . See LANGUAGE.
B — 1: Κλαύδιος (Strong's #2804 — Noun Masculine — heteroglossos — klow'-dee-os ) is rendered "strange tongues" in 1 Corinthians 14:21 , RV (heteros, "another of a different sort," see ANOTHER , and A, No. 1), AV, "other tongues."
C — 1: Ἑβραϊστί (Strong's #1447 — Adverb — hebraisti — heb-rah-is-tee' ) (or ebraisti, Westcott and Hort) denotes (a) "in Hebrew," Revelation 9:11 , RV (AV, "in the Hebrew tongue"); so Revelation 16:16 ; (b) in the Aramaic vernacular of Palestine, John 5:2 , AV, "in the Hebrew tongue" (RV, "in Hebrew"); in John 19:13,17 , AV, "in the Hebrew" (RV, "in Hebrew"); in John 19:20 , AV and RV, "in Hebrew;" in John 20:16 , RV only, "in Hebrew (Rabboni)."
Note: Cp. Hellenisti, "in Greek," John 19:20 , RV; Acts 21:37 , "Greek." See also Rhomaisti, under LATIN.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Tongue
Physiologically, the tongue (γλῶσσα) is accessory both to the sense of taste and to the faculty of speech, but in the literature of apostolic Christianity (e.g. 1 Corinthians 14:9) it is connected with speech alone.* [1] Here, as in primitive thought generally, to which the nervous system and the more minute structure of the tissues were unknown, the tongue was thought to possess an inherent faculty of speech, and the ethical qualities attaching to what was said were attributed to the organ itself (ethnic parallels in J. G. Frazer, GB [2] 2, London, 1900, ii. 421, 422, note). As, in the OT, the tongue is said to concoct deceit (Psalms 50:19), and iniquity is said to be in it (Job 6:30) or under it (Psalms 10:7), so, in the NT, it is said to defile the whole body, to be a restless evil, full of deadly poison (James 3:6; James 3:8). This vivid language is not adequately characterized by saying, with Mayor, ‘The tongue is of course merely the innocent instrument employed by the free will of man’ (The Epistle of St. James 3, London, 1910, p. 220). That which seems to us to be ‘odd and exaggerated’ in the language of St. James really marks the difference between ancient and modern psychology. When joy (Acts 2:26; Acts 2:1 Clem. xviii. 15), arrogance (1 Clem. lvii. 2), deceit (Romans 3:13; Romans 3:1 Clem. xxxv. 8) are connected with the tongue, a psycho-physical idea underlies the usage, which springs from the conception of the organ as an integral part of the whole personality.
Early Christian ethics seems to have found it necessary to emphasize the control of the tongue; it is even made the sine qua non of religion (James 1:26) and the condition of life (1 Peter 3:10; 1 Peter 3:1 Clem. xxii. 3; cf. Psalms 34:13). It is particularly urged on women (1 Clem. xxi. 7, Hermas, Vis. II. ii. 3). Evidently ‘the scourge of the tongue’ (1 Clem. lvi. 10; cf. Job 5:21) was a very real evil in early Christian communities. We may also note the rebuke of hypocrisy and insincerity, as shown by the contrast between the inner life and its outer expression: ‘let us not love in word, neither with the tongue’ (1 John 3:18). On confession itself great emphasis was naturally placed (Romans 14:11; see also article Mouth); it is felt that the truth of the inner life will instinctively utter itself in the testimony of the spoken word: ‘As the fountain gushes out its water, so my heart gushes out the praise of the Lord and my lips utter praise to Him, and my tongue His psalms’ (Odes of Solomon, xl. 4, 5).
The word ‘tongue’ occurs in a figurative sense in Acts 2:3 (tongues of fire; cf. Isaiah 5:24) and Revelation 5:9, etc. (= language). On the phenomena of glossolalia, which St. Paul regards chiefly as a sign to unbelievers (1 Corinthians 14:21 f.), see articles Tongues, Gift of, and Holy Spirit.
Literature-The Commentaries; see also articles Man and mouth.
H. Wheeler Robinson.

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Linguiform - ) Having the form of the Tongue; Tongue-shaped
Tongue - ...
Revelation 5:9 (a) The Tongue is used for language in its general aspect. ...
Tongues have many descriptions:...
The lying Tongue Psalm 109:2; Proverbs 6:17. ...
The false Tongue Psalm 120:3. ...
The sharpened Tongue Psalm 140:3. ...
The froward Tongue Proverbs 10:31. ...
The wholesome Tongue Proverbs 15:4. ...
The naughty Tongue Proverbs 17:4. ...
The perverse Tongue Proverbs 17:20. ...
The soft Tongue Proverbs 25:15. ...
The backbiting Tongue Proverbs 25:23. ...
The stammering Tongue Isaiah 33:19. ...
The fiery Tongue James 3:6
Tongued - ) of Tongue...
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(a. ) Having a Tongue
Lambative - ) Taken by licking with the Tongue. ) A medicine taken by licking with the Tongue; a lincture
Tongue - For the material Tongue, or organ of speech, James 3:5 . For the Tongue or language that is spoken in any country, Deuteronomy 28:49 . Tongue of the sea signifies a gulf. To gnaw the Tongue, Revelation 16:10 , is a token of fury, despair, and torment. The gift of Tongues was that which God granted to the apostles and disciples assembled at Jerusalem on the day of pentecost, Acts 2. The Tongue of angels, a kind of hyperbole made use of by St
Tongue-Shaped - ) Shaped like a Tongue; specifically (Bot. ), linear or oblong, and fleshy, blunt at the end, and convex beneath; as, a Tongue-shaped leaf
Lingual - ) Of or pertaining to the Tongue; uttered by the aid of the Tongue; glossal; as, the lingual nerves; a lingual letter. ) A consonant sound formed by the aid of the Tongue; - a term especially applied to certain articulations (as those of t, d, th, and n) and to the letters denoting them
Lingua - ) A Tongue. ) A median process of the labium, at the under side of the mouth in insects, and serving as a Tongue
Tongue - The Tongue was seen to express the true nature since speech was viewed as more than just a verbal phenomenon. The wisdom writings of the Old Testament stressed the practical results of the use of the Tongue for the individual's life (Proverbs 12:18 ; Proverbs 18:21 ; Proverbs 21:6 ; Proverbs 21:23 ; Proverbs 25:23 ; Proverbs 26:28 ; Proverbs 28:23 ). Like a bit in a horse's mouth or the rudder of a ship, the Tongue could control the direction of a person's life (James 3:3-8 ). Since the Tongue reveals what is in one's heart, its use had ethical consequences whether for good or bad (Psalm 34:13 ; Psalm 37:30 ; Psalm 109:2 ; Psalm 120:2 ; Psalm 140:2-3 ; Isaiah 59:3 ). ...
The Tongue was seen to play a central role in the expression of a person's religious commitment. The Tongue could be used to praise God (Psalm 35:28 ; Psalm 51:14 ; Psalm 71:24 ; Romans 14:11 ; Philippians 2:11 ). On the other hand, the Tongue could cause separation from God (Job 15:4-5 ; Psalm 39:1 ; Psalm 78:35-37 ). The potential for good or bad which is part of human nature is actualized through the Tongue (James 3:9-10 ). ...
The word Tongue is used, of course, in the basic sense of the term to refer to the organ of eating and drinking ( Judges 7:5 ; Isaiah 41:17 ). Tongue is, also, used figuratively to refer to objects in the material world which resemble the Tongue in shape (Isaiah 11:15 ). See Spiritual Gifts ; Tongues, Gift of
Tonguing - ) Modification of tone for a rapid staccato effect by the performer's Tongue, in playing a wind instrument, as a flute. In single tonguing only one kind of stroke is used, the Tongue articulating a rapid "t;" in double tonguing, two strokes, as for "t" and "k," are alternated; in triple tonguing, "t, k, t," etc. ) of Tongue...
Lossopharyngeal - ) Pertaining to both the Tongue and the pharynx; - applied especially to the ninth pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the pharynx and Tongue
Lick - ) A quick and careless application of anything, as if by a stroke of the Tongue, or of something which acts like a Tongue; as, to put on colors with a lick of the brush. ) A stroke of the Tongue in licking. ) To draw or pass the Tongue over; as, a dog licks his master's hand. ) To lap; to take in with the Tongue; as, a dog or cat licks milk
Tonge - ) Tongue
Ligula - It sometimes serves as a Tongue or proboscis, as in bees. ) A Tongue-shaped lobe of the parapodia of annelids
Dog's-Tongue - ) Hound's-tongue
Bilshan - In the Tongue
Elinguid - ) Tongue-tied; dumb
Aglossal - ) Without Tongue; Tongueless
Tonguelet - ) A little Tongue
Loll - ) To hand extended from the mouth, as the Tongue of an ox or a log when heated with labor or exertion. ) To let the Tongue hang from the mouth, as an ox, dog, or other animal, when heated by labor; as, the ox stood lolling in the furrow. ) To let hang from the mouth, as the Tongue
Basihyoid - ) The central Tongue bone
Fissilingual - ) Having the Tongue forked
Lossitis - ) Inflammation of the Tongue
Lashon hakodesh - �the Holy Tongue�); Biblical Hebrew...
Linguadental - ) Formed or uttered by the joint use of the Tongue and teeth, or rather that part of the gum just above the front teeth; dentolingual, as the letters d and t. ) An articulation pronounced by the aid or use of the Tongue and teeth
Elinguation - ) Punishment by cutting out the Tongue
Elinguate - ) To deprive of the Tongue
Loshon horo - �the evil Tongue�); gossip and slander ...
Macroglossia - ) Enlargement or hypertrophy of the Tongue
Serpent-Tongued - ) Having a forked Tongue, like a serpent
Lossal - ) Of or pertaining to the Tongue; lingual
Linctus - ) Medicine taken by licking with the Tongue
Entoglossal - ) Within the Tongue; - applied to the glossohyal bone
Linguacious - ) Given to the use of the Tongue; loquacious
Lingulate - ) Shaped like the Tongue or a strap; ligulate
Untongue - ) To deprive of a Tongue, or of voice
Lossoepiglottic - ) Pertaining to both Tongue and epiglottis; as, glossoepiglottic folds
Lossa - ) The Tongue, or lingua, of an insect
Betongue - ) To attack with the Tongue; to abuse; to insult
Phaneroglossal - ) Having a conspicious Tongue; - said of certain reptiles and insects
Papilla - ) Any minute nipplelike projection; as, the papillae of the Tongue
Lapper - ) One who takes up food or liquid with his Tongue
Long-Tongued - ) Having a long Tongue
Glossolalia - Technical term for speaking in Tongues (Greek glossa , Tongue). See Tongues, Gift of
Yiddish - the dialect of German spoken by the Jews that became their mother Tongue
Viperous - ) Having the qualities of a viper; malignant; venomous; as, a viperous Tongue
Tonguester - ) One who uses his Tongue; a talker; a story-teller; a gossip
Anthropoglot - ) An animal which has a Tongue resembling that of man, as the parrot
Fissilinguia - ) A group of Lacertilia having the Tongue forked, including the common lizards
Futchel - ) The jaws between which the hinder end of a carriage Tongue is inserted
Glory - "My glory" is my soul, man's noblest part; rather my Tongue, as explained in Acts 2:26. The Tongue, as the soul's interpreter, is the glory of man above the brute, and the instrument of glorifying God, man's highest glory. David not only exults inwardly, but makes his "tongue" and "flesh" sharers of his joy
Tongue - ) That which is considered as resembing an animal's Tongue, in position or form. ) A projection, or slender appendage or fixture; as, the Tongue of a buckle, or of a balance. ) A language; the whole sum of words used by a particular nation; as, the English Tongue. ) To modulate or modify with the Tongue, as notes, in playing the flute and some other wind instruments. ) To join means of a Tongue and grove; as, to Tongue boards together. ) To use the Tongue in forming the notes, as in playing the flute and some other wind instruments
Ranula - ) A cyst formed under the Tongue by obstruction of the duct of the submaxillary gland
Tongueless - ) Having no Tongue
Pachyglossal - ) Having a thick Tongue; - applied to a group of lizards (Pachyglossae), including the iguanas and agamas
Radula - ) The chitinous ribbon bearing the teeth of mollusks; - called also lingual ribbon, and Tongue
Lossanthrax - ) A disease of horses and cattle accompanied by carbuncles in the mouth and on the Tongue
Sadda - ) A work in the Persian Tongue, being a summary of the Zend-Avesta, or sacred books
Tongue - Physiologically, the Tongue (γλῶσσα) is accessory both to the sense of taste and to the faculty of speech, but in the literature of apostolic Christianity (e. * [1] Here, as in primitive thought generally, to which the nervous system and the more minute structure of the tissues were unknown, the Tongue was thought to possess an inherent faculty of speech, and the ethical qualities attaching to what was said were attributed to the organ itself (ethnic parallels in J. As, in the OT, the Tongue is said to concoct deceit (Psalms 50:19), and iniquity is said to be in it (Job 6:30) or under it (Psalms 10:7), so, in the NT, it is said to defile the whole body, to be a restless evil, full of deadly poison (James 3:6; James 3:8). This vivid language is not adequately characterized by saying, with Mayor, ‘The Tongue is of course merely the innocent instrument employed by the free will of man’ (The Epistle of St. 8) are connected with the Tongue, a psycho-physical idea underlies the usage, which springs from the conception of the organ as an integral part of the whole personality. ...
Early Christian ethics seems to have found it necessary to emphasize the control of the Tongue; it is even made the sine qua non of religion (James 1:26) and the condition of life (1 Peter 3:10; 1 Peter 3:1 Clem. Evidently ‘the scourge of the Tongue’ (1 Clem. We may also note the rebuke of hypocrisy and insincerity, as shown by the contrast between the inner life and its outer expression: ‘let us not love in word, neither with the Tongue’ (1 John 3:18). On confession itself great emphasis was naturally placed (Romans 14:11; see also article Mouth); it is felt that the truth of the inner life will instinctively utter itself in the testimony of the spoken word: ‘As the fountain gushes out its water, so my heart gushes out the praise of the Lord and my lips utter praise to Him, and my Tongue His psalms’ (Odes of Solomon, xl. ...
The word ‘tongue’ occurs in a figurative sense in Acts 2:3 (tongues of fire; cf. ), see articles Tongues, Gift of, and Holy Spirit
Tongue - Physiologically, the Tongue (γλῶσσα) is accessory both to the sense of taste and to the faculty of speech, but in the literature of apostolic Christianity (e. * [1] Here, as in primitive thought generally, to which the nervous system and the more minute structure of the tissues were unknown, the Tongue was thought to possess an inherent faculty of speech, and the ethical qualities attaching to what was said were attributed to the organ itself (ethnic parallels in J. As, in the OT, the Tongue is said to concoct deceit (Psalms 50:19), and iniquity is said to be in it (Job 6:30) or under it (Psalms 10:7), so, in the NT, it is said to defile the whole body, to be a restless evil, full of deadly poison (James 3:6; James 3:8). This vivid language is not adequately characterized by saying, with Mayor, ‘The Tongue is of course merely the innocent instrument employed by the free will of man’ (The Epistle of St. 8) are connected with the Tongue, a psycho-physical idea underlies the usage, which springs from the conception of the organ as an integral part of the whole personality. ...
Early Christian ethics seems to have found it necessary to emphasize the control of the Tongue; it is even made the sine qua non of religion (James 1:26) and the condition of life (1 Peter 3:10; 1 Peter 3:1 Clem. Evidently ‘the scourge of the Tongue’ (1 Clem. We may also note the rebuke of hypocrisy and insincerity, as shown by the contrast between the inner life and its outer expression: ‘let us not love in word, neither with the Tongue’ (1 John 3:18). On confession itself great emphasis was naturally placed (Romans 14:11; see also article Mouth); it is felt that the truth of the inner life will instinctively utter itself in the testimony of the spoken word: ‘As the fountain gushes out its water, so my heart gushes out the praise of the Lord and my lips utter praise to Him, and my Tongue His psalms’ (Odes of Solomon, xl. ...
The word ‘tongue’ occurs in a figurative sense in Acts 2:3 (tongues of fire; cf. ), see articles Tongues, Gift of, and Holy Spirit
Latinity - ) The Latin Tongue, style, or idiom, or the use thereof; specifically, purity of Latin style or idiom
Lingel - ) A little Tongue or thong of leather; a lacing for belts
Clapperclaw - ) To abuse with the Tongue; to revile; to scold
Doab - A Tongue or tract of land included between two rivers; as, the doab between the Ganges and the Jumna
Pteroglossal - ) Having the Tongue finely notched along the sides, so as to have a featherlike appearance, as the toucans
Double Tongue - 1 Timothy 3:8 (a) This describes a Tongue that speaks both good and evil about the same person
Unwormed - ) Not wormed; not having had the worm, or lytta, under the Tongue cut out; - said of a dog
Agrom - ) A disease occurring in Bengal and other parts of the East Indies, in which the Tongue chaps and cleaves
Lytta - ) A fibrous and muscular band lying within the longitudinal axis of the Tongue in many mammals, as the dog
Licking - ) A lapping with the Tongue
Language - 1: διάλεκτος (Strong's #1258 — Noun Feminine — dialektos — dee-al'-ek-tos ) primarily "a conversation, discourse" (akin to dialegomai, "to discourse or discuss"), came to denote "the language or dialect of a country or district;" in the AV and RV of Acts 2:6 it is translated "language;" in the following the RV retains "language," for AV, "tongue," Acts 1:19 ; 2:8 ; 21:40 ; 22:2 ; 26:14 . See Tongue
Celtic - ) Of or pertaining to the Celts; as, Celtic people, tribes, literature, Tongue
Ustatory - ) Pertaining to, or subservient to, the sense of taste; as, the gustatory nerve which supplies the front of the Tongue
Abjects - (Psalm 35:15 ), the translation of a Hebrew word meaning smiters; probably, in allusion to the Tongue, slanderers
Double-Tonguing - ) A peculiar action of the Tongue by flute players in articulating staccato notes; also, the rapid repetition of notes in cornet playing
Bilshan - Son of the Tongue; i
Agile - ) Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile Tongue
Adder's-Tongue - ) A genus of ferns (Ophioglossum), whose seeds are produced on a spike resembling a serpent's Tongue
Ladin - ) A person speaking Ladin as a mother Tongue
Filiform - ) Having the shape of a thread or filament; as, the filiform papillae of the Tongue; a filiform style or peduncle
Examen - examen, the Tongue, needle or beam of a balance
Raphe - ) A line, ridge, furrow, or band of fibers, especially in the median line; as, the raphe of the Tongue
Dentilingual - ) Produced by applying the Tongue to the teeth or to the gums; or representing a sound so formed
Sea Ginger - So called because it stings the Tongue like ginger
Loch - ) A kind of medicine to be taken by licking with the Tongue; a lambative; a lincture
Witchcraft - He hath a witchcraft over the king ins Tongue
Dorsum - ) The back or dorsal region of an animal; the upper side of an appendage or part; as, the dorsum of the Tongue
Tipping - ) A distinct articulation given in playing quick notes on the flute, by striking the Tongue against the roof of the mouth; double-tonguing
Frenum - ) A connecting fold of membrane serving to support or restrain any part; as, the fraenum of the Tongue
Lossohyal - ) Pertaining to both the hyoidean arch and the Tongue; - applied to the anterior segment of the hyoidean arch in many fishes
Blain - ) A bladder growing on the root of the Tongue of a horse, against the windpipe, and stopping the breath
Alveolar - ) Articulated with the tip of the Tongue pressing against the alveolar processes of the upper front teeth
Ephphatha - * Note: Ephphatha is an Aramaic word signifying "to open," used in the imperative mood, "be opened," Mark 7:34 ; while the application in this case was to the ears, the Tongue was remedially affected
Exorbitancy - ) A going out of or beyond the usual or due limit; hence, enormity; extravagance; gross deviation from rule, right, or propriety; as, the exorbitances of the Tongue or of deportment; exorbitance of demands
Dove's Dung - Some take this in 2 Kings 6:25 to represent a kind of herb; we have plants similarly named as cowslip, hart's-tongue, etc
Anglo-Saxonism - ) A characteristic of the Anglo-Saxon race; especially, a word or an idiom of the Anglo-Saxon Tongue
Tait - It has a long muzzle, a long Tongue, and very few teeth, and feeds upon honey and insects
Aard-Vark - It burrows in the ground, and feeds entirely on ants, which it catches with its long, slimy Tongue
Flippant - ) Of smooth, fluent, and rapid speech; speaking with ease and rapidity; having a voluble Tongue; talkative
Scincoidian - The Tongue is not extensile
Circumvallate - ) Surrounded by a ridge or elevation; as, the circumvallate papillae, near the base of the Tongue
Titter - ) To laugh with the Tongue striking against the root of the upper teeth; to laugh with restraint, or without much noise; to giggle
Tame - 1: δαμάζω (Strong's #1150 — Verb — damazo — dam-ad'-zo ) "to subdue, tame," is used (a) naturally in Mark 5:4 ; James 3:7 (twice); (b) metaphorically, of the Tongue, in James 3:8
Ranine - ) Pertaining to, or designating, a swelling under the Tongue; also, pertaining to the region where the swelling occurs; - applied especially to branches of the lingual artery and lingual vein
Tchick - ) A slight sound such as that made by pressing the Tongue against the roof of the mouth and explosively sucking out the air at one side, as in urging on a horse
Tongue-Tie - ) Impeded motion of the Tongue because of the shortness of the fraenum, or of the adhesion of its margins to the gums
Rite, Ruthenian - It is said in the old Slavonic language, the ancient Tongue of the Ruthenians
Ruthenian Rite - It is said in the old Slavonic language, the ancient Tongue of the Ruthenians
Pen - Psalm 45:1 (a) As the pen writes upon the parchment, so David said that his Tongue would write upon the hearts and memories of others
Vermilinguia - The Tongue is long, slender, exsertile, and very flexible, whence the name. They have long, flexible Tongues
Tongues, Gift of - Paul thanked God that he spake with Tongues more than all at Corinth; but in the assembly he would rather speak five words through his understanding, that he might teach others, than ten thousand words in a Tongue. ...
The expression 'unknown Tongue' is unhappy, because it has led some to think that the gift of Tongues consisted of a sort of unintelligible gibberish. , where it should read simply 'tongue. ' At Pentecost it was shown that the gift of 'tongues' was in a person speaking a language which he had never learnt, but which was at once understood by those who knew it
Lingua Franca - (1):...
Any hybrid or other language used over a wide area as a common or commercial Tongue among peoples of different speech
Languet - ) Anything resembling the Tongue in form or office; specif
Clevis - ) A piece of metal bent in the form of an oxbow, with the two ends perforated to receive a pin, used on the end of the Tongue of a plow, wagen, etc
Anchored - ) Held by an anchor; at anchor; held safely; as, an anchored bark; also, shaped like an anchor; forked; as, an anchored Tongue
Lap (Verb) - To drink by licking up liquid with the Tongue in the manner of a dog (Judges 7:5-7 )
Vernacular - ) The vernacular language; one's mother Tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality
Impediment - , Isaiah 35:6 "(the Tongue) of stammerers
Jew's-Harp - ) An instrument of music, which, when placed between the teeth, gives, by means of a bent metal Tongue struck by the finger, a sound which is modulated by the breath; - called also Jew's-trump
Unto - I do not find it in our mother Tongue, nor is it ever used in popular discourse
Azevedo, Luiz de - He compiled an Ethiopian grammar and translated the New Testament and other works into that Tongue
Lib - ) Speaking or spoken smoothly and with flippant rapidity; fluent; voluble; as, a glib Tongue; a glib speech
Lib - ) Speaking or spoken smoothly and with flippant rapidity; fluent; voluble; as, a glib Tongue; a glib speech
Liturgical Use of Salt - It is put into ordinary holy water and Gregorian water (water of consecration), and is also used in the ceremonies of Baptism, a small quantity being placed on the Tongue of the person to be baptized, with the words: "Receive the salt of wisdom; may it be to thee a propitiation unto eternal life
Babbler - This is literally 'master of the Tongue,' Ecclesiastes 10:11 : the verse may be translated, "If the serpent bite without enchantment, then the 'charmer' hath no advantage
Salt, Liturgical Use of - It is put into ordinary holy water and Gregorian water (water of consecration), and is also used in the ceremonies of Baptism, a small quantity being placed on the Tongue of the person to be baptized, with the words: "Receive the salt of wisdom; may it be to thee a propitiation unto eternal life
Hiss - To make a sound by driving the breath between the Tongue and the upper teeth to give a strong aspiration, resembling the noise made by a serpent and some other animals, or that of water thrown on hot iron. The sound made by propelling the breath between the Tongue and upper teeth the noise of a serpent, a goose, &c
Tongue - The person who can control the Tongue can control the whole self (James 3:1-4; James 3:7-8; cf. ...
Control of the Tongue...
The root of people’s problem with the Tongue is the evil heart within them. Sin has corrupted human nature, and the wrong within people shows itself in an uncontrolled Tongue (Mark 7:21-23; James 3:6). The Spirit teaches them to control the Tongue and makes them realize the inconsistency of using the same Tongue to bless God and curse their fellows (Galatians 5:17; Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 4:30-31; Colossians 4:6; Titus 2:8; James 1:26; James 3:9-12; see BLESSING; CURSE; MALICE; PRAISE). ...
Wrong use of the Tongue does not have to be as obvious as cursing in order to be damaging
Seraphine - ) A wind instrument whose sounding parts are reeds, consisting of a thin Tongue of brass playing freely through a slot in a plate
Jairus, Daughter of - " This is one of the few cases in whieh the Bible gives the words of Our Lord as He spoke them in His mother Tongue
Poison - 1: ἰός (Strong's #2447 — Noun Masculine — ios — ee-os' ) denotes "something active" as (a) "rust," as acting on metals, affecting their nature, James 5:3 ; (b) "poison," as of asps, acting destructively on living tissues, figuratively of the evil use of the lips as the organs of speech, Romans 3:13 ; so of the Tongue, James 3:8
Deaf - 1: κωφός (Strong's #2974 — Adjective — kophos — ko-fos' ) akin to kopto, "to beat," and kopiao, "to be tired" (from a root kop---, "to cut"), signifies "blunted, dull," as of a weapon; hence, "blunted in Tongue, dumb," Matthew 9:32 etc
Barbarian - Primitively all speaking an unknown Tongue (1 Corinthians 14:11); the Maltese, as speaking a Punic dialect (Acts 28:2; Acts 28:4)
Uttural - , a sound formed by the aid of the back of the Tongue, much retracted, and the soft palate; also, a letter representing such a sound
Lick - To pass or draw the Tongue over the surface as, a dog licks a wound. To lap to take in by the Tongue as, a dog or cat licks milk
Hellenist - , a person of Jewish extraction who used the Greek language as his mother Tongue, as did the Jews of Asia Minor, Greece, Syria, and Egypt; distinguished from the Hebraists, or native Jews (Acts vi
Brooch - ) An ornament, in various forms, with a Tongue, pin, or loop for attaching it to a garment; now worn at the breast by women; a breastpin
Mischief - Thy Tongue deviseth mischief
Insnare - The flattering Tongue is apt to insnare the artless youth
Bibles, Polyglot - (Greek: polys, many; glotta, Tongue; many-tongued) ...
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Printed renditions of the text of Scripture in several languages
Balance - Ρeles , "scales" (Isaiah 40:12): literally, "the beam", or else the aperture in which the Tongue or beam moves
Dialect - ) Means or mode of expressing thoughts; language; Tongue; form of speech
Poison - The Tongue is "an unruly evil, full of deadly poison
Voluble - ) Moving with ease and smoothness in uttering words; of rapid speech; nimble in speaking; glib; as, a flippant, voluble, Tongue
Hiss - ) A prolonged sound like that letter s, made by forcing out the breath between the Tongue and teeth, esp. ) To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the letter s, by driving the breath between the Tongue and the teeth; to make with the mouth a sound like that made by a goose or a snake when angered; esp
Flattering - Practicing adulation uttering false praise as a flattering Tongue
Lapping - The dog drinks by shaping the end of his long thin Tongue into the form of a spoon, thus rapidly lifting up water, which he throws into his mouth
Zeresh - Every Tongue that shall rise against Jehovah's people in judgment they shall condemn (Isaiah 54:17)
Impotent - Wanting the power of restraint not having the command over as impotent of Tongue
Unruly - The Tongue can no man tame it is an unruly evil
Hellenists - The authors of the Vulgate version render it like our Graeci; but Messieurs Du Port Royal, more accurately, Juifs Greca, Greek or Grecian Jews; it being the Jews who spoke Greek that are here treated of, and who are hereby distinguished from the Jews called Hebrews, that is, who spoke the Hebrew Tongue of that time. The Hellenists, or Grecian Jews, were those who lived in Egypt, and other parts where the Greek Tongue prevailed: it is to them we owe the Greek version of the Old Testament, commonly called the Septuagint, or that of the Seventy. Scaliger is represented in the Scaligerana as asserting the Hellenists to be the Jews who lived in Greece and other places, and who read the Greek Bible in their synagogues, and used the Greek language in sacris; and thus they were opposed to the Hebrew Jews, who performed their public worship in the Hebrew Tongue; and in this sense St
Maillard, Antoine Simon - He was the first white man to master the Micmac Tongue, and composed an alphabet, grammar, and dictionary of the language in addition to writing several devotional works in it
Mortality - Mortality and mercy in Vienna, ...
Live in thy Tongue and heart
Pawl - ) A pivoted Tongue, or sliding bolt, on one part of a machine, adapted to fall into notches, or interdental spaces, on another part, as a ratchet wheel, in such a manner as to permit motion in one direction and prevent it in the reverse, as in a windlass; a catch, click, or detent
Cabul - 5,3) that the meaning of the term in the Phoenician Tongue was 'what does not please
Dovetail - ) A flaring tenon, or Tongue (shaped like a bird's tail spread), and a mortise, or socket, into which it fits tightly, making an interlocking joint between two pieces which resists pulling a part in all directions except one
Antoine Maillard - He was the first white man to master the Micmac Tongue, and composed an alphabet, grammar, and dictionary of the language in addition to writing several devotional works in it
Tongues, Gift of - One of the preternatural gifts mentioned by Saint Paul; the gift of speaking so as to be understood by all, and the corresponding ability of the hearers to understand one who is speaking in a foreign Tongue. Acts 2, tells how, men of every nation under heaven, 18 being specified, understood the Apostles in Jerusalem the first Pentecost as they spoke in diverse Tongues
Gift of Tongues - One of the preternatural gifts mentioned by Saint Paul; the gift of speaking so as to be understood by all, and the corresponding ability of the hearers to understand one who is speaking in a foreign Tongue. Acts 2, tells how, men of every nation under heaven, 18 being specified, understood the Apostles in Jerusalem the first Pentecost as they spoke in diverse Tongues
Hebrew of the Hebrews - It is more probable that a Hebrew of the Hebrews signifies a Hebrew both by nation and language, which many of Abraham's posterity, in those days, were not; or one of the Hebrew Jews who performed their public worship in the Hebrew Tongue; for such were reckoned more honourable than the Jews born out of Judea, and who spoke the Greek Tongue
Trill - ) A sound, of consonantal character, made with a rapid succession of partial or entire intermissions, by the vibration of some one part of the organs in the mouth - Tongue, uvula, epiglottis, or lip - against another part; as, the r is a trill in most languages. ) The action of the organs in producing such sounds; as, to give a trill to the Tongue
Clatter - ) To talk fast and noisily; to rattle with the Tongue
Refrain - 1: παύω (Strong's #3973 — Verb — pauo — pow'-o ) "to stop," is used in the Active Voice in the sense of "making to cease, restraining" in 1 Peter 3:10 , of causing the Tongue to refrain from evil; elsewhere in the Middle Voice, see CEASE , No
Razor - Psalm 52:2 (a) The Tongue of a gossip or a wicked person cuts into the heart and soul of the person who is talked about
Cabul - These cities not being agreeable to Hiram, on viewing them, he called them the land of Cabul, which in the Hebrew Tongue denotes displeasing; others take it to signify binding, or adhesive, from the clayey nature of the soil
Mid - ) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the Tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; - said of certain vowel sounds; as, a (ale), / (/ll), / (/ld)
Wesdin, Philip - Composed an early European grammar of the Sanskrit Tongue, using part of Hanxleden's manuscript
Tongues, Gift of - The Alexandrinus manuscript confirms Mark 16:9-20; The Sinaiticus and Vaticanus manuscripts, omit it; "they shall speak with "new" ("not known before", kainais ) Tongues"; this promise is not restricted to apostles; "these signs shall follow them that believe. The "tongues like as of fire" in the establishing of the New Testament church answer to Exodus 19:18, at the giving of the Old Testament law on Sinai, and Ezekiel 1:4 "a fire enfolding itself"; compare Jeremiah 23:29; Luke 24:32. "They began to speak with "other" (heterais , different from their ordinary) Tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. " Then "the multitude were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language; and they marveled saying, Behold are not all these which speak Galileans? and how hear we every man in our own Tongue wherein we were born, the wonderful works of God?" This proves that as Babel brought as its penalty the confusion of Tongues, so the Pentecostal gift of Tongues symbolizes the reunion of the scattered nations. The places where Tongues were exercised were just where there was least need of preaching in foreign Tongues (Acts 2:1-4; Acts 10:46; Acts 19:6; Acts 19:1 Corinthians 14). ...
Tongues were not at their command whenever they pleased to teach those of different languages. No express mention is made of any apostle or evangelist preaching in any Tongue save Greek or Hebrew (Aramaic). Probably Paul did so in Lycaonia (Acts 14:11; Acts 14:15; he says (1 Corinthians 14:18) "I speak with Tongues (the Vaticanus manuscript, but the Sinaiticus and the Alexandrinus manuscripts 'with a Tongue') more than ye all. " Throughout his long notice of Tongues in 1 Corinthians 14 he never alludes to their use for making one's self intelligible to foreigners. to express in appropriate language Peter's thought, so that the gift of Tongues cannot have been in Papias' view a continuous gift with that apostle. The term used of "tongues" (apofthengesthai , not only lalein ) implies a solemn utterance as of prophets or inspired musicians (Septuagint 1 Chronicles 25:1; Ezekiel 13:9). In the first instance (Acts 2) the Tongues were used in doxology; but when teaching followed it was in ordinary language, understood by the Jews, that Peter spoke. ...
Those who spoke with Tongues seemed to beholders as if "full of new wide," namely, excited and enthusiastic (Acts 2:13; Acts 2:15-18), in a state raised out of themselves. In 1 Corinthians 12 and 1 Corinthians 14 Tongues are placed lowest in the scale of gifts (1 Corinthians 12:31; 1 Corinthians 14:5). The Tongues, as evidencing a divine power raising them above themselves, were valued by Paul; but they suited the childhood (1 Corinthians 14:20; 1 Corinthians 13:11), as prophesying or inspired preaching the manhood, of the Christian life. The possessor of the Tongue "spoke mysteries," praying, blessing, and giving thanks, but no one understood him; the "spirit" (pneuma ) but not "understanding" (nous ) was active (1 Corinthians 14:14-19). Yet he might edify himself (1 Corinthians 14:4) with a Tongue which to bystanders seemed a madman's ravings, but to himself was the expression of ecstatic adoration. "Five words" spoken "with the understanding" so as to "teach others" are preferable to "ten thousand in an unknown Tongue. "...
In Isaiah 28:9-12 God virtually says of Israel, "this people hear Me not though I speak to them in their familiar Tongue, I will therefore speak to them in other Tongues, namely, that of the foes whom I will send against them, yet even then they will not hearken to Me. " Paul thus applies it: ye see it is a penalty to encouuter men of a strange Tongue, yet this you impose on the church by abusing instead of using the Tongue intelligibly. Speakers in foreign Tongues speak like "children weaned from the milk, with stammering lips," ridiculous because unintelligible to the hearers (Isaiah 28:14), or like babbling drunkards (Acts 2:13), or madmen (1 Corinthians 14:20-23). ...
Thus, Isaiah (Isaiah 28:9-14) shows that "tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not. " Tongues either awaken to spiritual attention the unconverted or, if despised, condemn (compare "sign" in a condemnatory sense, Ezekiel 4:3-4; Matthew 12:39-42), those who, like Israel, reject the sign and the accompanying message; compare Acts 2:8; Acts 2:13; 1 Corinthians 14:22; "yet, for all that will they not hear Me," even such miraculous signs fail to arouse them; therefore since they will not understand they shall not understand. "Tongues of men" and "divers kinds of Tongues" (1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 13:1) imply diversity, which applies certainly to languages, and includes also the kind of Tongues which was a spiritual language unknown to man, uttered in ecstasy (1 Corinthians 14:2). It was only by "interpreting" that the "understanding" accompanied the Tongues. ...
He who spoke (praying) in a Tongue should pray that he might (be able to) interpret for edification of the church (1 Corinthians 14:13; 1 Corinthians 14:26-27). "Tongues of angels" (1 Corinthians 13:1) are such as Daniel and John in Revelation heard; and Paul, when caught up to paradise (2 Corinthians 12:4). ...
An intonation in speaking with Tongues is implied in Paul's comparison to the tones of the harp and pipe, which however he insists have distinction of sounds, and therefore so ought possessors of Tongues to speak intelligibly by interpreting their sense afterward, or after awakening spiritual attention by the mysterious Tongue they ought then to follow with "revelation, knowledge, prophesying or doctrine" (1 Corinthians 14:6-11); otherwise the speaker with a Tongue will be "a barbarian," i. A musical tone would also be likely in uttering hymns and doxologies, which were the subject matter of the utterance by Tongues (Acts 2:11). The "groanings which cannot be uttered" (Romans 8:26) and the "melody in the heart" (Ephesians 5:19) show us how even inarticulate speech like the Tongues may edify, though less edifying than articulate and intelligible prophesying or preaching. ...
Either the speaker with a Tongue or a listener might have the gift of interpreting, so he might bring forth deep truths from the seemingly incoherent utterances of foreign, and Aramaic, and strange words (1 Corinthians 14:7; 1 Corinthians 14:11; 1 Corinthians 14:13; 1 Corinthians 14:27). When the age of miracle passed (1 Corinthians 13:8) the Tongues ceased with it; the scaffolding was removed, when the building was complete as regards its first stage; hymns and spiritual snugs took the place of Tongues, as preaching took the place of prophesying. Like all God's gifts, Tongues had their counterfeit. The true Tongues were given to men in full vigour, preceded by no fanatic madness, and followed by no prostration as the reaction. Practical, healthy religion marked the daily walk of the churches in which the Tongues were manifested. Not these, but the confession of Jesus as Lord with heart and Tongue was the declared test of real discipleship (1 Corinthians 12:3; 1 John 4:2-3)
Lap - ) To take up drink or food with the Tongue; to drink or feed by licking up something. ) To make a sound like that produced by taking up drink with the Tongue. ) To take into the mouth with the Tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the Tongue. ) The act of lapping with, or as with, the Tongue; as, to take anything into the mouth with a lap
Joseph Marcoux - He acquired such proficiency in the Iroquois Tongue as to attain a high rank among philologists through his Iroquois grammar and French-Iroquois dictionary
Marcoux, Joseph - He acquired such proficiency in the Iroquois Tongue as to attain a high rank among philologists through his Iroquois grammar and French-Iroquois dictionary
Bay - The same Hebrew word is rendered "tongue" in Isaiah 11:15 , where it is used with reference to the forked mouths of the Nile
Aceldama - The name which the Jews gave in their proper Tongue, i
Fauces - ) The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx, situated between the soft palate and the base of the Tongue; - called also the isthmus of the fauces
Chameleon - It feeds upon files, which it catches by darting out its long, viscous Tongue
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Note: In 1 Corinthians 14:21 (1st part), RV, heteroglossos, signifying "of a different Tongue" (heteros, "another," glossa, "a Tongue") is translated "of strange (AV, other) Tongues
Tang - ) The Tongue of a buckle. ) A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part; anything resembling a Tongue in form or position
Lap - ...
To take up liquor or food with the Tongue to feed or drink by licking. ...
LAP, To take into the mouth with the Tongue to lick up as, a cat laps milk
Pip - ) A contagious disease of fowls, characterized by hoarseness, discharge from the nostrils and eyes, and an accumulation of mucus in the mouth, forming a "scale" on the Tongue
Juniper, - Its roots were also burnt for charcoal, and Psalm 120:4 says that sharp arrows of the mighty with coals of juniper were to be applied to a false Tongue
Mutter - ...
Your lips have spoken lies,your Tongue hath muttered perverseness
Dorsal - ) Pertaining to, or situated near, the back, or dorsum, of an animal or of one of its parts; notal; tergal; neural; as, the dorsal fin of a fish; the dorsal artery of the Tongue; - opposed to ventral
Fourchette - ) An instrument used to raise and support the Tongue during the cutting of the fraenum
Glosses, Scriptural - (Greek: glossa, Tongue) ...
Brief notes which explain difficult words or passages of Holy Writ
Morne - ) Without teeth, Tongue, or claws; - said of a lion represented heraldically
Scriptural Glosses - (Greek: glossa, Tongue) ...
Brief notes which explain difficult words or passages of Holy Writ
Them - In our mother Tongue, them is an adjective, answering to the, in the dative and ablative cases of both numbers
Following - 28:11, 'achêr defines Tongue or language; hence it should be understood as “foreign”: " For with stammering lips and another Tongue will he speak to this people. 14:21 as an Old Testament prophecy of Tongues-speaking, 'achêr figures prominently in the debate on that subject
Horse-Leech - They are spoken of in the East with feelings of aversion and horror, because of their propensity to fasten on the Tongue and nostrils of horses when they come to drink out of the pools
Sword - It is a symbol of divine chastisement (Deuteronomy 32:25 ; Psalm 7:12 ; 78:62 ), and of a slanderous Tongue (Psalm 57:4 ; 64:3 ; Proverbs 12:18 )
Mastery - The learning and mastery of a Tongue being unpleasant in itself, should not be cumbered with other difficulties
Toot - ) To blow or sound a horn; to make similar noise by contact of the Tongue with the root of the upper teeth at the beginning and end of the sound; also, to give forth such a sound, as a horn when blown
Falter - ) To hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his Tongue falters
Earnest - This word is of great importance in the Scripture Tongue, applied as it is, with peculiar emphasis, to the work of the Holy Ghost upon the heart
Tongue - 'Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!' And the Tongue is a fire! A few rash words will set a family, a neighborhood, a nation, by the ears; they have often done so. Half the law-suits, and half the wars have been brought about by the Tongue
Taste - ) A particular sensation excited by the application of a substance to the Tongue; the quality or savor of any substance as perceived by means of the Tongue; flavor; as, the taste of an orange or an apple; a bitter taste; an acid taste; a sweet taste. ) To try by the touch of the Tongue; to perceive the relish or flavor of (anything) by taking a small quantity into a mouth
Mission, Sarayacu - Under Father Plaza a good-sized town was built with separate sections for different, tribes, as Pano, Omagua, and Yameo, who used the Pano Tongue for intercommunication
Arrow - The word is applied symbolically to children, Psalm 127:4,5 ; to the lightning, Psalm 18:14 Habakkuk 3:11 ; to sudden calamities, Job 6:4 Psalm 38:2 91:5 Ezekiel 5:15 ; and to the deceitful and bitter words of an evil Tongue, Psalm 64:3 120:4
Edification: the Aim of Christian Speech - ' It is to be feared that many speech- makers at public meetings could not say as much; and yet how dare any of us waste the time of our fellow immortals in mere amusing talk! If we have nothing to speak to edification, how much better to hold our Tongue! ...
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Dispersion - Of mankind was occasioned by the confusion of Tongues at the overthrow of Babel, Genesis 11:9 . The sacred historian informs us, that they were divided in their lands: every one, according to his Tongue, according to his family, and according to his nation, Genesis 10:5 ; Genesis 10:10 ; Genesis 10:31 . ...
See CONFUSION OF TongueS
Almond - The tonsils, two glands near the basis of the Tongue, are called almonds, from their resemblance to that nut vulgularly, but improperly, called the almonds of the ears, as they belong to the throat
Bridle - ...
B — 1: χαλιναγωγέω (Strong's #5468 — Verb — chalinagogeo — khal-in-ag-ogue-eh'-o ) from chalinos and ago, "to lead," signifies "to lead by a bridle, to bridle, to hold in check, restrain;" it is used metaphorically of the Tongue and of the body in James 1:26 ; 3:2
Sarayacu Mission - Under Father Plaza a good-sized town was built with separate sections for different, tribes, as Pano, Omagua, and Yameo, who used the Pano Tongue for intercommunication
Tongue - A — 1: γλῶσσα (Strong's #1100 — Noun Feminine — glossa — gloce'-sah ) is used of (1) the "tongues . like as of fire" which appeared at Pentecost; (2) "the Tongue," as an organ of speech, e. , chapters 12 and 14, the use of the gift of "tongues" is mentioned as exercised in the gatherings of local churches; 1 Corinthians 12:10 speaks of the gift in general terms, and couples with it that of "the interpretation of Tongues;" chapt. 14 gives instruction concerning the use of the gift, the paramount object being the edification of the church; unless the "tongue" was interpreted the speaker would speak "not unto men, but unto God," 1 Corinthians 14:2 ; he would edify himself alone, 1 Corinthians 14:4 , unless he interpreted, 1 Corinthians 14:5 , in which case his interpretation would be of the same value as the superior gift of prophesying, as he would edify the church, 1 Corinthians 14:4-6 ; he must pray that he may interpret, 1 Corinthians 14:13 ; if there were no interpreter, he must keep silence, 1 Corinthians 14:28 , for all things were to be done "unto edifying," 1 Corinthians 14:26 . speaking with Tongues, what shall I profit you," says the Apostle (expressing the great object in all oral ministry), "unless I speak to you either by way of revelation, or of knowledge, or of prophesying, or of teaching?" (1 Corinthians 14:6 ). "Tongues" were for a sign, not to believers, but to unbelievers, 1 Corinthians 14:22 , and especially to unbelieving Jews (see 1 Corinthians 14:21 ): cp. , "dialect"), is rendered "tongue" in the AV of Acts 1:19 ; 2:6,8 ; 21:40 ; 22:2 ; 26:14 . ...
B — 1: Κλαύδιος (Strong's #2804 — Noun Masculine — heteroglossos — klow'-dee-os ) is rendered "strange Tongues" in 1 Corinthians 14:21 , RV (heteros, "another of a different sort," see ANOTHER , and A, No. 1), AV, "other Tongues. " ...
C — 1: Ἑβραϊστί (Strong's #1447 — Adverb — hebraisti — heb-rah-is-tee' ) (or ebraisti, Westcott and Hort) denotes (a) "in Hebrew," Revelation 9:11 , RV (AV, "in the Hebrew Tongue"); so Revelation 16:16 ; (b) in the Aramaic vernacular of Palestine, John 5:2 , AV, "in the Hebrew Tongue" (RV, "in Hebrew"); in John 19:13,17 , AV, "in the Hebrew" (RV, "in Hebrew"); in John 19:20 , AV and RV, "in Hebrew;" in John 20:16 , RV only, "in Hebrew (Rabboni)
Conference - There the doubting man may open all his suspicions, and confirmed Christians will strengthen his belief; there the fearful may learn to be valiant for the truth; there the liberal may learn to devise liberal things; there the Tongue of the stammerer may learn to speak plainly; there Paul may withstand Peter to the face, because he deserves to be blamed; there the Gospel may be communicated severally to them of reputation; there, in one word, ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. Time should be kept, order should be preserved, no idle question should be asked; freedom of inquiry should be nourished; immodest forwardness should be restrained; practical , experimental, and substantial subjects should be examined; Charity with all its gentle train should be there, for she openeth her mouth with wisdom, and in her Tongue is the law of kindness
Fur - ) A coat of morbid matter collected on the Tongue in persons affected with fever. ) To cover with morbid matter, as the Tongue
Band - In the case of the deaf man who had an impediment in his speech, whom the Lord took aside, Mark 7:35 , the AV says "the string of his Tongue was loosed;" the RV, more literally, "the bond of his Tongue
Taste - To perceive by means of the Tongue to have a certain sensation in consequence of something applied to the Tongue, the organ of taste as, to taste bread to taste wine to taste a sweet or an acid. A particular sensation excited in an animal by the application of a substance to the Tongue, the proper organ as the taste of an orange or an apple a bitter taste an acid taste a sweet taste. This sense appears to reside in the Tongue or its papillae
John of Montecorvino - At the same time he familiarized himself with the Chinese language and translated the New Testament and the Psalms into that Tongue
Montecorvino, John of - At the same time he familiarized himself with the Chinese language and translated the New Testament and the Psalms into that Tongue
Bitterness - A bitter taste or rather a quality in things which excites a biting disagreeable sensation in the Tongue
Aramaic - This word occurs 2 Kings 18:26 ; Ezra 4:7 ; and Isaiah 36:11 , where it is translated 'the Syrian language' or 'tongue;' also in Daniel 2:4 , where it is 'Syriack. This must not be confounded with the 'learning and the Tongue of the Chaldeans' in Daniel 1:4 , which is the Aryan dialect and literature of the Chaldeans, and probably the ordinary language which Daniel spoke in the court of Babylon. In the ninth century the language in Palestine gave way to the Arabic, and now Aramaic is a living Tongue only among the Syrian Christians in the district around Mosul
Barbarian - Even the Romans called themselves Barbarians till Greek literature came to be naturalized in Rome; and both Philo and Josephus regard the Jews and their Tongue as barbarous. (2) The Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 14:11 refers to the ecstatic speaking with Tongues, and declares that if any speak in an unknown Tongue, ‘I shall be to him that speaketh a Barbarians, and he that speaketh will be a barbarian unto me. ’ Here the word is used in the original sense of one who speaks in an unknown Tongue
Hiss - A sound made by forcing breath between the Tongue and teeth in mockery or to ward off demons
Belie - To give the lie to to show to be false to charge with falsehood as, the heart belies the Tongue
Viper, - All we learn from the passages that speak of the viper is that its bite was poisonous: "the viper's Tongue shall slay him
Organ - Thus the arteries and veins of animal bodies are organs of circulation the lungs are organs of respiration the nerves are organs of perception and sensation the muscles are organs of motion the ears are organs of hearing the Tongue is the organ of speech
Tame - The Tongue can no man tame
Sea - They distinguished the different seas with which they were acquainted with different names, as the Red Sea, the Salt Sea, the Great Sea, the Dead Sea, and the like; and the entrance is sometimes called the Tongue of the sea. The prophet beautifully speaks of this in his usual style of devotion and elegance—"Thou shall not see (saith he, speaking of the glory of all lands) a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive, of a stammering Tongue that thou canst not understand
Worm - ) To cut the worm, or lytta, from under the Tongue of, as a dog, for the purpose of checking a disposition to gnaw. ) A certain muscular band in the Tongue of some animals, as the dog; the lytta
Profane - ) Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or Tongue
Nicholas Pieck, Saint - He was hanged by the neck till half dead and then dropped to the ground repeatedly until the cord broke; his torturers then applied a burning torch to his ears, forehead, chin, Tongue, and palate
Chameleon - It feeds upon flies, which it catches by darting out its long, viscous Tongue
Pestilence - Or PLAGUE, in the Hebrew Tongue, as in most others, expresses all sorts of distempers and calamitites
Tiras - Bria (perhaps "town"), in Mesembria, Selymbria, is a solitary relic of the Thracian Tongue
Liver - Several references to glory (Genesis 49:6 ; Psalm 16:9 ; Psalm 57:8 ) are possibly expansions of an earlier reading liver (glory, NAS; soul, RSV; spirit, REB; Tongue, NIV)
Crow - A large black fowl, of the genus Corvus the beak is convex and cultrated, the nostrils are covered with bristly feathers, the Tongue is forked and cartilaginous
Bag - 1: γλωσσόκομον (Strong's #1101 — Noun Neuter — glossokomon — gloce-sok'-om-on ) from glossa, "a Tongue," and komeo, "to tend," was, firstly, "a case" in which to keep the mouthpiece of wind instruments; secondly, "a small box" for any purpose, but especially a "casket or purse," to keep money in
Shaft - The pole of a carriage, sometimes called Tongue or neap
Blade - ) The flat part of the Tongue immediately behind the tip, or point
Incantations - The Tongue muttering wickedness perhaps refers to incantations (Isaiah 59:3 )
Neat - In America, this word is used in composition, as in neats Tongue, neats foot oil, and tautologically in neat cattle
Tongues, Confusion of - The gift of Tongues at Pentecost in no way rescinded this, though by the miraculous power of the Holy Spirit those from a distance of various languages heard, each in his own Tongue, the same gospel
Slow - ) Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of Tongue
Jesus Christ - (Revelation 1:8; Rev 1:11) The name of Jesus, which is originally so called in the Greek Tongue, signifies a Saviour
Tip - The end the point or extremity of any thing small as the tip of the finger the tip of a spear the tip of the Tongue the tip of the ear
Breach - ...
Proverbs 15:4 (b) An evil Tongue opens the way for the human spirit to get in trouble
Click - ) A kind of articulation used by the natives of Southern Africa, consisting in a sudden withdrawal of the end or some other portion of the Tongue from a part of the mouth with which it is in contact, whereby a sharp, clicking sound is produced
Corn - ) To preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn a Tongue
Chaldees - These men cultivated the ancient Cushite language of the original inhabitants of the land, for they had a "learning" and a "tongue" (1:4) of their own
Cleave - ...
Let my Tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth
Consume - ...
Their flesh--their eyes--their Tongue shall consume away
Hawk - A genus of fowls, the Falco, of many species, having a crooked beak, furnished with a cere at the base, a cloven Tongue, and the head thick set with feathers
Gift of Tongues - Some appear to have been gifted with one Tongue, others with more. Paul this endowment was vouchsafed in a more liberal degree, than to many others; for, as to the Corinthians, who had received the gift of Tongues, he says, "that he spake with Tongues more than they all
Front - ) The middle of the upper part of the Tongue, - the part of the Tongue which is more or less raised toward the palate in the pronunciation of certain sounds, as the vowel i in machine, e in bed, and consonant y in you
Language of Christ - But if Greek was not commonly spoken in the Holy Land, it is improbable that He who ministered to the common people would have employed an uncommon Tongue. In the first century of the Christian era the Holy Land was peopled by men of more than one race and nationality, but there is no reason to suppose they had been fused into one people, with Greek for their common Tongue. The strict, orthodox Jews, who were opposed to Hellenism, and compassed sea and land to make one proselyte, would lose no opportunity of re-occupying their fatherland, from Jerusalem in the south to the north of Galilee, and would take with them the ancient customs and the ancestral Tongue. It was spoken by many in the Roman garrisons, and was the adopted Tongue of the Jews of the Dispersion, who cultivated Hellenism, and brought their foreign customs to Jerusalem, when they came to worship or for temporary residence (see Acts 6:1 ). In the Doctrine of Addai this remarkable statement occurs: ‘Him whose Gospel has been spread abroad by the signs which his disciples do, who are Hebrews, and only know the Tongue of the Hebrews, in which they were born. However, the object of this article is not to deny that Christ knew, and sometimes spoke, Greek, but to reinforce the arguments by which we conclude that the vernacular of Palestine was Semitic, and that therefore Christ’s teachings were, for the most part, delivered in a different Tongue from that in which they have come to us in the Greek Gospels. Place names are practically permanent; personal names are often sentimentally borrowed from a dead ancestral Tongue. In Acts 1:19 we are informed that the Semitic name Akeldama , which was given to a certain field, was in the ‘proper Tongue’ of ‘the dwellers at Jerusalem. It had arisen through corruption of the ancestral Tongue, under the influence of surrounding languages, especially Aramaic
Chameleon - In reality it lives on small insects, catching them by means of its long sticky Tongue, which it can protrude and withdraw with extraordinary quickness
Snares - ]'>[1] fakhkh , a trap made of hone and gut, with Tongue and jaws on the principle of the common rat-trap
Buckle - ) A device, usually of metal, consisting of a frame with one more movable Tongues or catches, used for fastening things together, as parts of dress or harness, by means of a strap passing through the frame and pierced by the Tongue
Bell - ) A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or Tongue, and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck
Coal - A false Tongue is compared to "coals of juniper" (Psalm 120:4 ; James 3:6 )
Arrow - ...
Jeremiah 9:8 (a) The Tongue that speaks deceitfully and makes evil statements about another is described as a sharp arrow that wounds and hurts
Eagle - The beak is crooked and furnished with a cere at the base, and the Tongue is cloven or bifid
Chalde'Ans, - This is no doubt the "learning" and the "tongue" to which reference it made in the book of Daniel, ( Daniel 1:4 ) The Chaldeans were really the learned class; they were priests, magicians or astronomers, and in the last of the three capacities they probably effected discoveries of great importance
Slothful - A same or related Hebrew root describes a loose Tongue or mind as deceitful (Job 13:7 ; Job 27:4 ; Psalm 32:2 ; Psalm 52:4 ; Micah 6:12 )
Dumb - (See also Ezekiel 24:17-18, where GOD released his Tongue; see also Ezekiel 33:22)
Index, Expurgatory - Thus an index of heretical books being formed, it was confirmed by a bull of Clement VIII, in 1595, and printed with several introductory rules; by the fourth of which, the use of the Scriptures in the vulgar Tongue is forbidden to all persons without a particular licence: and by the tenth rule it is ordained, that no book shall be printed at Rome without the approbation of the pope's vicar, or some person delegated by the pope: nor in any other places, unless allowed by the bishop of the diocese, or some person deputed by him, or by the inquisitor of heretical pravity
Liberty - ) A curve or arch in a bit to afford room for the Tongue of the horse
James, Epistle of Saint - The readers are admonished that their faith must manifest itself in good works (2,26), in patience amid the trials of life (1,2), in self-mastery, as exemplified in the bridling of the Tongue (3,2), and in detachment from the world (4,4)
Plough - ) To cut a groove in, as in a plank, or the edge of a board; especially, a rectangular groove to receive the end of a shelf or tread, the edge of a panel, a Tongue, etc
Epistle of Saint James - The readers are admonished that their faith must manifest itself in good works (2,26), in patience amid the trials of life (1,2), in self-mastery, as exemplified in the bridling of the Tongue (3,2), and in detachment from the world (4,4)
Betray - Be swift to hear, but cautions of your Tongue, lest you betray your ignorance
Cool - Send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my Tongue
Gossip - This is one reason why the Bible constantly urges people to control their Tongues (Psalms 141:3; Proverbs 16:23; Proverbs 17:27-28; James 1:19; James 3:7-10). (See also Tongue
Targum - They are written in the Chaldee Tongue, which became familiar to the Jews after the time of their captivity in Babylon, and was more known to them than the Hebrew itself; so that when the Hebrew text was read in the synagogue, or in the temple, they generally added to it an explication in the Chaldee Tongue for the service of the people, who had but a very imperfect knowledge of the Hebrew Tongue
Transformations of Grace - Should not this stay every persecuting hand, hush every railing Tongue, and incite every sanctifted spirit to continued and increasing energy
Barb - ) Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the Tongue in horses and cattle
Hawk - ) To clear the throat with an audible sound by forcing an expiratory current of air through the narrow passage between the depressed soft palate and the root of the Tongue, thus aiding in the removal of foreign substances
Fight - Instead of swords, words spoken by a lying Tongue are often used “to fight” against God’s servants ( Calamus - The Psalmist says, "My Tongue is the pen of a ready writer," Psalms 45:1
Language - lingua, the Tongue, and speech
Milk - " (1 Peter 2:2) Yea, Christ himself tells his church, that "her tips dropped as the honeycomb, and both honey and milk were under her Tongue. And whenever the soul of a poor sinner is made glad in receiving the milk of the gospel, and Christ is apprehended in all his glory, suitableness, and all-sufficiency, no doubt, the droppings of the lips will be like honey and milk under the Tongue, for "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth will speak
Anchor - It is seen in the echinus, or egg-and-anchor (called also egg-and-dart, egg-and-tongue) ornament
Wanton - How does your Tongue grow wanton in her praise! ...
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Wish - Blisterd be thy Tongue for such a wish
Tongues, Confusion of - TongueS, CONFUSION OF . The belief that the world, after the Flood, was re-populated by the progeny of a single family, speaking one language, is reconciled in the Bible with the existing diversity of Tongues by a story which relates how the descendants of Noah, in the course of their wanderings, settled in the plain of Shinar, or Babylonia, and there built of brick a city, and a tower high enough to reach heaven, as a monument to preserve their fame, and as a centre of social cohesion and union. The question whether the various languages of mankind have really been derived from one common Tongue cannot be separated from the question (into which it is unnecessary to enter here) whether the various races of men have sprung from a single stock, i. ); but that between these families of speech there is so great a difference of structure, that their descent from one original Tongue seems highly improbable
Lazarus And the Rich Man - Then come the pleadings of the rich man to Father Abraham to send Lazarus to cool hIs Tongue with a fingertip dipped in water
Tree of Life - The author of another proverb wrote, “The Tongue that brings healing is a tree of life” ( Proverbs 15:4 NIV)
Feet (Under) - Every knee must bow to Him, and every Tongue must confess to Him
Flag - An undesigned coincidence that so many Egyptian words should occur in Exodus, just what we should expect if it be, as it professes, Moses' record; but no Hebrew reared in Palestine long after the Exodus would have had the knowledge of the Egyptian Tongue which the many plainly Hebraized Egyptian words in Exodus indicate that its author possessed; nor would the author have used these words with out explanation of their meaning, had he not known that his readers were equally familiar with them
Cleave, Cling - In time of war and siege, the resulting thirst and famine caused the Tongue “to cleave” to the roof of the mouth of those who had been so afflicted
Or - The same word vir, is in our mother Tongue, wer, and from this we have the English termination er
Through - Their Tongue walketh through the earth
Coal - Psalms 140:10; Psalms 18:12-13; compare the same image of the Tongue, James 3:6
Burr - ) A guttural pronounciation of the letter r, produced by trilling the extremity of the soft palate against the back part of the Tongue; rotacism; - often called the Newcastle, Northumberland, or Tweedside, burr
Spitting, Spittle - Three occasions are recorded on which Christ made use of His spittle in the work of healing: with a deaf and dumb man in the Decapolis (Mark 7:33), when He touched the Tongue of the afflicted with moisture from His own mouth; with a blind man at Bethsaida (Mark 8:23), when He ‘spat upon his eyes’; and with one born blind, at Jerusalem (John 9:6-7), when He made clay of the spittle and anointed the eyes of the blind
Bridle - ...
James 1:26 (a) Men are expected to control and to hold in check the Tongue and the talk
Shaft - ) The pole, or Tongue, of a vehicle; also, a thill
Mouth - ) The opening through which an animal receives food; the aperture between the jaws or between the lips; also, the cavity, containing the Tongue and teeth, between the lips and the pharynx; the buccal cavity
Hyperbole - " So we read of "angels' food," Psalms 6:6 ; Psalms 119:136 ; Psalms 78:25 ; the "face of an angel," Acts 6:15 ; and the "tongue of an angel," 1 Corinthians 13:1
Nature - of James) regards trochos here as a wheel, "which, catching fire from the glowing axle, is compared to the widespreading mischief done by the Tongue," and shows that "the fully developed meaning" of genesis denotes "the incessant change of life
Teach - They have taught their Tongue to speak lies
Worm - A small worm-like ligament situated beneath a dogs Tongue. To cut something, called a worm, from under the Tongue of a dog
Abba - ’...
Thus, the double form is due to the fact that the early Christians were a bilingual people; and the duplication, while conveying intensity to the expression, ‘would only be natural where the speaker was using in both cases his familiar Tongue. Paul’s prayers-a theory based on the Apostle’s ‘Abba, Father’-remarks that ‘the peculiar sacredness of association belonging to the first word of the Lord’s Prayer in its original Tongue supplies a far more probable account of its liturgical use among Gentile Christians. ) of the Roman Catholic ‘saying Paternoster,’ but adds that ‘Paul will not allow even one word of prayer in a foreign Tongue without adding an instant translation’; and further refers to the Welsh use of Pader as a name for the Lord’s Prayer
Full - ...
A — 2: μεστός (Strong's #3324 — Adjective — mestos — mes-tos' ) probably akin to a root signifying "to measure," hence conveys the sense of "having full measure," (a) of material things, a vessel, John 19:29 ; a net, John 21:11 ; (b) metaphorically, of thoughts and feelings, exercised (1) in evil things, hypocrisy, Matthew 23:28 ; envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, Romans 1:29 ; the utterances of the Tongue, James 3:8 ; adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (2) in virtues, goodness, Romans 15:14 ; mercy, etc
Translation - These divines were profoundly skilled in the learning as well as in the languages of the East; whilst some of those who have presumed to improve their version, seem not to have possessed a critical knowledge of the Greek Tongue, to have known still less of the Hebrew, and to have been absolute strangers to the dialect spoken in Judea in the days of our Saviour, as well as to the manners, customs, and peculiar opinions of the Jewish sects
Tertullus - The term ‘orator’ indicates that the man belonged to the class of hired pleaders often employed in the provincial courts by those ignorant alike of Roman law and of the Latin Tongue, in which as a rule all judicial procedure was carried on (but see Lewin, St
Languages of the Bible - Greek's accurateness of expression and widespread usage made it the ideal Tongue for the early communication of the gospel
Chaldean Language - At Babylon Daniel and his companions had to acquire 'the learning and the Tongue of the Chaldeans,' that is, their ancient literature and language
Three - " (1 John 5:7) It is somewhat remarkable that the word Trinity is never used by any of the sacred writers: that is to say, by the translators of the Bible into our mother Tongue, while they are so express in numberless instances, giving the sum and substance of it
Confession - Every Tongue will have to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father
Scorpion - "No weapon formed against them can prosper; and every Tongue that shall rise against them in judgment the Lord will condemn
Benefactor - In the Persian Tongue the king’s benefactors enjoyed a special title, possibly implying that their names were recorded
Repetitions in Prayer - Richardson mentions an old man who travelled with him, who was thought to be of peculiar sanctity, and most devout in prayer; "Certainly he did not pray in secret, communing with his heart, but called aloud with all his might, and repeated the words as fast as his Tongue could give them utterance
Bad - , the Tongue as "a restless evil," James 3:8 ; "evil beasts," Titus 1:12 ; "harm," Acts 16:28 ; once it is translated "bad," 2 Corinthians 5:10
Word - ...
Let us not love in word only, neither in Tongue but in deed and in truth
Babblings - ...
To use unreal words, to be constantly dealing with the greatest things, and yet to be too shallow or flippant to realize their majesty, was, in the Apostolic Age, and ever since has been, the peculiar snare and peril of religious speakers, and gives point to the taunt of Carlyle: ‘When a man takes to Tongue-work, it is all over with him. ’ The Carthusian student who went to a teacher and got the text ‘I will take heed to my ways that I sin not with my Tongue,’ found that enough for a lifetime
Walk - To be in motion, as a clamorous Tongue. Her Tongue did walk in foul reproach
Mesopotamia - Men of Mesopotamia were among those who heard in their own Tongue the wonderful works of God (Acts 2:9)
Sword - Rash words are compared to a sword that pierces (Proverbs 12:18 ); the Tongue is like a sharp sword (Psalm 57:4 ); malicious words are “drawn swords” (Psalm 55:21 )
East - ...
Gideon and his servant understood their talk, showing that theirs was a Semitic dialect akin to the Hebrew, before it had greatly diverged from the common parent Tongue
High - ) Made with a high position of some part of the Tongue in relation to the palate, as / (/ve), / (f/d)
Flow - The orator has a flowing Tongue
Lip - The use of śâphâh is similar to that of |lashon“tongue,” in that both words denote speech and also human language
Vain, in Vain, Vainly - , Titus 3:9 ; (e) religion, with an unbridled Tongue, James 1:26 ; (f) manner of life, 1 Peter 1:18
Wide - Sweet and others, it is due to the action of the Tongue
Lamb - He is represented as now standing in the midst of the throne of God, as a "Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God," "And they sung a new song saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and Tongue, and people, and nation, and hast made us unto our God kings and priests
Hebrew Language - The Aramaic is decidedly Semitic, and was Abraham's original Tongue. The Hamites and Nimrod took the lead in building Babel, which entailed the confusion of Tongues; their Tongue accordingly is found more confounded into endless varieties of dialect than the Semitic and Japhetic, whose dialects bear a nearer resemblance among themselves than the Turanian and other Hamitic dialects
Mesrobes - His first step was to restore, if not to invent, an alphabet for the Armenian Tongue instead of depending on the Syriac character. These young scholars endeavoured to adapt the Armenian Tongue to the rules of Greek grammar, translating into Armenian the grammar of Dionysius the Thracian, an ed
Tongues, Gift of - TongueS, GIFT OF...
1. In NT we read of ‘speaking with Tongues’ or ‘in a Tongue’ as a remarkable sign of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit; but the exact meaning of the phenomenon described has been much disputed. In 1Co 12:1-31 ; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ; 1 Corinthians 14:1-40 , among the charismata or (spiritual) gifts are ‘divers kinds of Tongues’ and ‘the interpretation of Tongues’ ( 1 Corinthians 12:10 ; 1 Corinthians 12:30 ). Whatever the gift was, speaking with Tongues was at Corinth ordinarily unintelligible to the hearers, and sometimes even to the speaker ( 1 Corinthians 14:14 ), though the English reader must note that the word ‘unknown’ in AV [3] Tongues’ ( Acts 16:17 : ‘new’ is probably not of the best text). Relying chiefly on the passages of Acts, most of the Fathers (as Origen, Chrysostom, Theodoret, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of Nazianzus) understand the gift as being for purposes of evangelization, as if the disciples received a miraculous endowment of foreign languages to enable them to preach; Gregory of Nyssa and others take the gift as a miracle of hearing , the disciples speaking in their own language, but the people understanding their speech each in his own Tongue. This view starts with the doubtless true idea that ‘tongue’ means ‘language’ here. ( b ) It has been suggested that we are to understand ‘tongues,’ not as ‘languages,’ but as ‘poetic or symbolic speech,’ not readily understood by the unlearned. ...
To sum up, it seems probable that the gift of Tongues was an ecstatic utterance of praise, not only in poetic and symbolic speech, but also in languages or dialects not ordinarily spoken by those who had the gift; a power given at a time of great enthusiasm and excitement, at a critical period of the world’s history, but not meant to be a permanent gift for the Church, and not ranking so high as other charismata , especially not so high as prophecy
Hellenistic And Biblical Greek - the spoken, Tongue. ]'>[1] But as the words κοινή, κοινόν, κοινῶς were not employed by the ancients in a uniform way, we may venture to take the term ‘Koine’ as applying both to the spoken Tongue and to its literary form. ] rather overestimates the importance of the evidences he gives of this fact, for the dialects in question occupied a position in Hellenic Asia Minor not very different from that of Albanian in Greece at the present day; and, in fact, the importance of these Tongues is hardly to be compared with that of Welsh in England, the Phrygian dialect alone surviving in a few short texts (sepulchral inscriptions) dating from the Imperial period. The Jews certainly learned Greek as the medium of intercourse and commerce and also for literary purposes, but they retained their Aramaic mother-tongue as well. -The Koine was a natural outgrowth of classical Greek, yet in its written form, as has been said, it exhibits a compromise between, the traditional literary language and the vernacular of the time, and accordingly the extant texts of the Hellenistic period afford at most but indirect evidence as to the true character of the vulgar Tongue. The Septuagint , the NT, and the earliest Christian writings approximate very closely, in a linguistic respect, to the contemporary papyri and inscriptions, and may as a whole be regarded as the most faithful literary reflex of the spoken Tongue, while the Atticism which prevailed about the same time took an entirely different direction, and sought to purge literature of all admixture with the vernacular. The language of Polybius is closely akin to that of contemporary inscriptions; he does justice to the demands which the spoken Tongue in its development laid upon literary diction. ...
(2) Our best sources for the common Tongue, however, are the papyri of Egypt and the inscriptions-more especially those or Asia Minor. ] The more thorough the study of the modern Tongue, the greater the gain for its earlier phase. The Ionic succumbed most rapidly; the Doric resisted longest: in the Doric area, in fact, there emerged first of all a Doric Koine, which wedged itself also into the non-Doric Arcadia, between the ancient Arcadian dialect and the common Attic Tongue
Uzal - The name San‘a may have been given by the Abyssinians, in whose Tongue it means ‘fortress
Deliverance, Deliverer - According to 1618452999_75 God delivers in 7 ways; from famine, war, the scourge of the Tongue, the wild animals, to safety, abundant offspring, and long life
Confusion of Tongues - ...
Some, again, ascribe the confusion to such an indistinct remembrance of the original language which they spoke before, as made them speak it very differently: but the most common, opinion is, that God caused the builders actually to forget their former language, and each family to speak a new Tongue; whence originated the various languages at present in the world. 6: Hutchinson on the Confusion of Tongues; Bp
Dust - , “the dust of an evil Tongue,” “the dust of usury’; as, on the other hand, to “dust to idolatry” meant to cleave to it’ (Edersheim, Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, vol
Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani - They are partly in the Hebrew, and partly in the Syriac Tongue, and which, perhaps occasioned the perverse misconstruction in some, who supposed the Lord called Elias, when Jesus said Eli
Match - ) To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a Tongue and a groove, at the edges; as, to match boards
Match - ) To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together; specifically, to furnish with a Tongue and a groove, at the edges; as, to match boards
Shall - Shall is primarily in the present, and in our mother Tongue was followed by a verb in the infinitive, like other verbs
Matthew - Matthew, having first proclaimed the gospel in Hebrew, when on the point of going also to other nations, committed it to writing in his native Tongue, and thus supplied the want of his presence to them by his writings. 39 the famous statement of Papias quoted by Eusebius, ‘Matthew composed his logia in the Hebrew Tongue, and everyone translated as he was able
Redemption - Gill, is from the Latin Tongue, and signifies buying again; and several words in the Greek language of the New Testament, are used in the affair of our redemption, which signify the obtaining of something by paying a proper price for it: sometimes the simple verb, to buy, is used: so the redeemed are said to be bought unto God by the blood of Christ, and to be bought from the earth, and to be bought from among men, and to be bought with a price; that is, with the price of Christ's blood
Hypocrisy - The name is borrowed from the Greek Tongue, in which it primarily signifies the profession of a stage player, which is to express in speech, habit, and action, not his own person and manners, but his whom he undertakes to represent
Religion - According to James 1:26-27 , one who thinks himself religiously observant but who cannot control the Tongue will find religious observance worthless
Earrings - But the language in Deuteronomy and in Exodus 13:9; Exodus 13:16 is rightly taken by the Karaite Jews as proverbial, not literal; as is apparent from the reason added, "that the law of Jehovah may be in thy mouth"; for it is by receiving the law into the heart, and by keeping it, that it would be naturally on the Tongue continually
Fool - The kesîl is glib of Tongue, ‘his mouth is his destruction’ ( Proverbs 18:7 ; cf
Fire (Kindle) - ...
James 3:6 (a) The Tongue that is inspired by Satan to speak and say things that are cruel, hateful and sinful is described as a burning flame that injures, harms and hurts those who hear it
Mat'Thew, Gospel of - Josephus himself informs us that he, wrote his great work "The History of the Jewish Wars," originally in Hebrew, his native Tongue, for the benefit of his own nation, and he afterward translated it into Greek
Red Sea - Thus the predictions of Isaiah 11:15; Isaiah 19:5, "The Lord shall utterly destroy the Tongue of the Egyptian Sea," "The waters shall fail from the sea," are fulfilled
Interpretation - As the Hebrew Tongue ceased to be that of the common people, interpreters were required at the sacred services to translate or explain the Law and the Prophets after the reading of the original (see W. Peter’s teaching in his native Tongue. Paul to a peculiar phase in the life of the early Corinthian Church speaking with Tongues
Tongues Gift of - The chief authority in apostolic literature for the gift of speaking with Tongues (γλωσσολαλία) is 1 Corinthians 14. What happened on the day of Pentecost is described (Acts 2:4) as speaking ‘with other Tongues’ (λαλεῖν ἑτέραις γλώσσαις). The speakers spoke in languages other than their own: under the stress of spiritual emotion they lapsed into a foreign Tongue; it was a special phenomenon peculiar to a special occasion. ...
What are the chief features of glossolalia in the Corinthian church? (1) Like ‘prophecy,’ ‘speaking with Tongues’ was one of the gifts of the πνευματικοί: it was reckoned among the charisms as an inspiration or endowment originating with the Holy Spirit. It is evident that ‘tongue’ in this connexion is used of a specific utterance. The evidence is in favour of the latter view: in other words, that the speaker was the subject of a Spirit-possession which moved him to speak ‘with the Tongues of men and of angels’ (1 Corinthians 13:1). There were many types of Tongues (γένη γλωσσῶν 1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 Corinthians 12:28). Nor to the believer was it of real benefit unless there was an interpretation (1 Corinthians 14:13); and the speaker-with-tongues was counselled to pray for such an interpretation, as if his utterance per se were of little value. He claimed the gift as one of his own (1 Corinthians 14:18), but preferred five instructive words spoken with the understanding to ten thousand in a Tongue (1 Corinthians 14:19). Hence an interpretation was essential, though this was a gift by itself and was not necessarily exercised by the speaker-with-tongues himself. It would now appear that speaking with Tongues, like so many other phenomena of the spiritual consciousness, whether in the records of the Scriptures or in non-canonical writings or in the general annals of the Christian life in all ages, is capable of reasonable explanation on psychological lines, even if all the data fail to yield a satisfactory meaning to the inquirer. Hencke, ‘The Gift of Tongues and Related Phenomena at the Present Day,’ in AJTh Tongues, Confusion of - from the Japhethites just before named the tribes sprang by whom) were the isles (the maritime coasts) of the Gentiles divided in their lands, every one after his Tongue, after their families, in their nations" (Genesis 10:5). The sacred writer at once states the fact of the great multiplicity of languages, and also the resemblance and connection between what at first sight seem distinct Tongues. The ethnological character of the genealogy (Genesis 10) appears in such gentilie forms as Ludim, Jebusite, and geographical and local names as Mizraim, Sidon; as also from the formula "after their families, after their Tongues, in their countries, and in their nations" (Genesis 10:5; Genesis 10:20; Genesis 10:31). Whatever differences of Tongue arose before the flood, the original unity of speech was restored in Noah. This continued until the confusion of Tongues at Babel. God defeated the attempt to counteract His will, that men should disperse systematically, by confounding the Tongues of the builders of the intended central metropolis of the world. Genesis 10 states summarily the dispersion according to race and Tongue, the origin of which Genesis 11 proceeds to detail; in chronological order of events Genesis 11 was before Genesis 10. Three classes of Tongues exist: the isolating, the agglutinative, and the inflecting. If the material and the formal parts are pronounced as one word, eliminating the sounds that resist incorporation, the Tongue becomes inflecting. The steppes of central Asia have always been the home of the agglutinative, the nomadic life expressing itself naturally in giving prominent distinctness to the leading idea in each word, thereby giving ready communication between families which associate only at intervals; the inflecting Tongues on the other hand express higher social cultivation. Herein our inflecting, highly cultivated, English Tongue exhibits a resemblance; the subject preceding the verb, and the verb preceding the object; also subject, copula , and predicate. In the Semitic Tongues the reverse of this usage of the classical holds good; the verb stands first, and the adjective comes after its noun. The genitive in Hebrew is also expressed by a relative and a preposition before the noun; really the prefixes or affixes in other Tongues marking the genitive are more connected with the governing than with the governed word, and are resolvable into relative or personal pronouns which connect the two words. The isolating Tongues, as the Chinese, instead of the Indo-European verbal composition, employ manifold combinations of radical sounds with an elaborate method of accenting and intoning. Max Muller calls the agglutinative Tongues of Europe and Asia by the common name "Turanian. Some refer the American Tongues to the Turanian. In Asia there are two great classes of Tongues:...
(1) the monosyllabic, represented by the Chinese in the E. America are related to Mongolian; and there is an affinity of Tongues between the Americans and the Asiatics on either side of the straits of Corea
Hebrew Language - " Whether this language, as seen in the earliest books of the Old Testament, was the very dialect which Abraham brought with him into Canaan, or whether it was the common Tongue of the Canaanitish nations which he only adopted, is uncertain; probably the latter opinion is the correct one
Bela - side of Lisan, "the Tongue" of land jutting out into the Dead Sea at the S
Rellyanists - In general they appear to believe that there will be a resurrection to life, and a resurrection to condemnation; that believers only will be among the former, who as first fruits, and kings and priests, will have part in the first resurrection, and shall reign with Christ in his kingdom of the millennium; that unbelievers who are after raised, must wait the manifestation of the Saviour of the world, under that condemnation of conscience which a mind in darkness and wrath must necessarily feel; that believers, called kings and priests, will be made the medium of communication to their condemned brethren; and like Joseph to his brethren, though he spoke roughly to them, in reality overflowed with affection and tenderness; that ultimately every knee shall bow, and every Tongue confess that in the Lord they have righteousness and strength; and thus every enemy shall be subdued to the kingdom and glory of the Great Mediator
Hebrew - The Moabite stone shows that Moab spoke the same Hebrew Tongue as Israel, which their connection with Lot, Abraham's nephew, would lead us to expect
Winds - wind driveth away (literally, causeth to grieve, so puts to flight) rain," so a frowning countenance drives away a backbiting Tongue
Asp - James 3:8 : ‘The Tongue can no man tame-a restless evil-full of deadly poison’), and the position of the poison-bag of the serpent is correctly described
Armenian Church - The Armenians every where perform divine service in their own Tongue, in which their liturgy and offices are written, in the dialect of the fourth or fifth centuries
James, Epistle of - If the Tongue be unbridled, a man's religion is vain. The Tongue is a small member, but is capable of great effects, and must therefore be restrained
the Pharisee - Every finished Pharisee, he tells us, had not the Tongue of a man only, but the Tongue of an angel. Such an avowal is not simply wrung from the lips of the neophyte, or of the lapsed; it is not the cry of the common run of men alone, who are buffeting with the surge of temptation in the wide world; it is the hymn of saints, it is the triumphant ode sounding from the heavenly harps of the Blessed before His throne, who sing to their Divine Redeemer, Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God in Thy blood, out of every tribe, and Tongue, and people, and nation. Especially when you see him labouring by Tongue or pen or purse to keep open the running sores in the Body of Christ, to dwell upon those sores, to exasperate them, to spread them, and to perpetuate them. It is our universal and incurable self-love and self-righteousness that is the real root of all our sectarianisms and schisms and controversies, whether those controversies are carried on by the Tongue or by the pen or by the sword. Listen to what Homer says, who though dead yet speaketh through the mouth of Æneas to Achilles:-...
Long in the field of words we may contend,Reproach is infinite, and knows no end,Arm'd, or with truth or falsehood, right a wrong:So voluble a weapon is the Tongue,Wounded we wound; and neither side can fail,For every man has equal strength to rail
Tongues, Gift of - " The received traditional view, which starts from the third meaning, and sees in the gift of Tongues a distinctly linguistic power, is the more correct one. The promise of our Lord to his disciples, "They shall speak with new Tongues," (Mark 16:17 ) was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, when cloven Tongues like fire sat upon the disciples, and "every man heard them speak in his own language. Paul, who "spake with Tongues more than all," was at Lystra, there is no mention made of his using the language of Lycaonia. Words which the Galilean disciples uttered in their own Tongue were heard as in their native speech by those who listened. ...
It is at variance with the distinct statement of (Acts 2:4 ) "They began to speak with other Tongues. ( 1 Chronicles 25:1 ; Ezekiel 13:9 ) (d) The "tongues" were used as an instrument not of teaching, but of praise. (g) The gift of Tongues, the ecstatic burst of praise, is definitely asserted to be a fulfillment of the prediction of (Joel 2:28 ) We are led, therefore, to look for that which answers to the gift of Tongues in the other element of prophecy which is included in the Old Testament use of the word; and this is found in the ecstatic praise, the burst of sang. The facts which may be gathered are briefly these: ...
The phenomena of the gift of Tongues were not confined to one church or section of a church. Paul -- (1 Corinthians 12:8-10,28-30 ) --places that of Tongues and the interpretation of Tongues lowest in the scale. ...
The main characteristic of the "tongue" is that it is unintelligible. The man "speaks mysteries," prays, blesses, gives thanks, in the Tongue, (1 Corinthians 14:15,16 ) but no one understands him. "Tongues are for a sign," not to believers, but to those who do not believe; yet the effect on unbelievers is not that of attracting, but of repelling. ...
The "tongues," however, must be regarded as real languages. The "divers kinds of Tongues. " (1 Corinthians 12:28 ) the "tongues of men," ( 1 Corinthians 13:1 ) point to differences of some kind and it is easier to conceive of these as differences of language than as belonging to utterances all equally mild and inarticulate. ...
Connected with the "tongues" there was the corresponding power of interpretation. ...
It is probable, however, that the disappearance of the "tongues" was gradual. There must have been a time when "tongues" were still heard, though less frequently and with less striking results
Judah - ...
And this forms a beautiful correspondence to what the apostle, in the gospel-church, in after ages, was commissioned, by the same Holy Spirit that moved the patriarch, (2 Peter 1:1-21; 2Pe 3:18) to tell the people of the Lord Jesus, who sprang out of Judah after the flesh, and was, and is the Jehudah of his people- "who being (saith the apostle) in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God; but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross: wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every Tongue should confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Hence, therefore, why may not the Shebeth of our Almighty Jehudah be supposed to convey an idea of his taking down the names of his people, whose names we know are "written in the Lamb's book of life?" (Revelation 21:27) Who but him wrote those names in the book of life? Is not Jesus described, and by himself under the spirit of prophecy, as having "a Tongue as the pen of a ready writer?" (Psalms 45:1) And if a Tongue to speak, why not the hand to write of the things touching himself? Moreover, if none but Jesus was found worthy "to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof," which was seen by John in the hand of him that sat on the throne, who but him could be worthy to write the records in it? (Revelation 5:1-10)...
I beg the reader to observe, that I desire to deliver these sentiments, on a subject so necessarily sublime and mysterious, with the most profound awe and reverence
Filthiness, Filthy - " (2) In Colossians 3:8 aischrologia, which denotes any kind of "base utterance," the utterance of an uncontrolled Tongue, is rendered "filthy communication" in the AV; but this is only part of what is included in the more comprehensive RV rendering, "shameful speaking
Interpret, Interpretation, Interpreter - , "being interpreted" (of Tabitha, as meaning Dorcas); in 1 Corinthians 12:30 ; 14:5,13,27 , it is used with reference to the temporary gift of Tongues in the churches; this gift was inferior in character to that of prophesying unless he who spoke in a "tongue" interpreted his words, 1 Corinthians 14:5 ; he was, indeed, to pray that he might interpret, 1 Corinthians 14:13 ; only two, or at the most three, were to use the gift in a gathering, and that "in turn" (RV); one was to interpret; in the absence of an interpreter, the gift was not to be exercised, 1 Corinthians 14:27
Mithra - The bull was slain on the grate, and the initiate attempted to catch its sacred blood with his Tongue
Merits - There happened to be a gentleman on board, of the most nervous temperament, whose garrulous Tongue and important air were calculated to alarm all the passengers
Hell - In James 3:6 "hell" is described as the source of the evil done by misuse of the Tongue; here the word stands for the powers of darkness, whose characteristics and destiny are those of "hell
Balaam - But how absurd is it to subject a miraculous event to the ordinary rules of reasoning! "Say what you will of the formation of the Tongue and jaws being unfit for speaking," says Bishop Newton, "yet an adequate cause is assigned for this wonderful event; for it is expressly said that ‘the Lord opened the mouth of the ass;' and who that believes a God, can doubt his power to do this and much more? The miracle was by no means needless or superfluous; it was well adapted to convince Balaam that the mouth and Tongue were under God's direction, and that the same divine power which caused the dumb ass to speak contrary to its nature, could, in like manner, make him utter blessings contrary to his inclination
Language of Christ - While, however, Aramaic thus gradually superseded Hebrew as the living Tongue of Palestine, and by the time of Alexander the Great had probably reached a position of ascendency, if it had not gained entire possession of the field, yet Hebrew remained, though with some loss of its ancient purity, the language of sacred literature, the language in which Prophet and Psalmist wrote, and as the language of the books ultimately embraced in the OT Canon, continued to be read, with an accompanying translation into Aramaic, in the synagogues, and to be diligently studied by the professional interpreters of the Scriptures. In Acts 1:19 it is said with reference to the suicide of Judas in the field which he had purchased ‘with the reward of iniquity,’ ‘And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their own Tongue (τῇ διαλέκτῳ αὐτῶν) Akeldama. Paul said, ‘And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying, in the Hebrew Tongue’ (τῆ Ἑβραΐδι διαλέκτῳ), Acts 26:14. 3, Josephus records how during the siege of Jerusalem the Jewish watchmen warned their compatriots of the discharge of the Roman missiles by crying out in their native Tongue (τῇ πατρίῳ γλώσσῃ), ὁ ἰὸς ἔρχεται. 1, he tells how in his capacity of intermediary during the same siege he communicated the proposals of Titus to the besieged in their native Tongue (τῇ πατρίῳ γλώσσῃ). ...
The passage runs: ‘I have proposed to myself, for the sake of such as live under the government of the Romans, to translate these books into the Greek Tongue, which I formerly composed in the language of our own country, and sent to the Upper Barbarians,’ i
Mother - Native vernacular received from parents or ancestors as mother-tongue
Abaddon - ...
In Revelation 9:11 Abaddon is not merely personified in the free poetic manner of Job 28:22, but is used as the personal designation in Hebrew of a fallen angel described as the king of the locusts and ‘the angel of the abyss,’ whose name in the Greek Tongue is said to be Apollyon
Chaldaea - In another sense the "CHALDAEANS" are a priest caste, with a peculiar Tongue and learning, skilled in divination. This is "the learning and the Tongue of the Chaldaeans" (Daniel 1:4), in which the four Jewish youths were instructed, and which is quite distinct from the Aramaean, or Chaldee so-called (allied to Hebrew), of those parts of the book of Daniel which are not Hebrew, as not being so connected with the Jews as with the Babylonians
Dispersion - This was occasioned by the confusion of Tongues at Babel (Genesis 11:9 ). They were scattered abroad "every one after his Tongue, after their families, in their nations" (Genesis 10:5,20,31 )
Defile, Defilement - ...
A — 4: σπιλόω (Strong's #4695 — Verb — spiloo — spee-lo'-o ) "to make a stain or spot," and so "to defile," is used in James 3:6 of the "defiling" effects of an evil use of the Tongue; in Jude 1:23 , "spotted," with reference to moral "defilement
Dance - Enthusiasm was kindled by these religious dances, which enlisted at once the Tongue and the other members of the body in acts of worship; which explains Psalms 35:10
Meshach - "In whom was no blemish, well favored, skillful in all wisdom, cunning in knowledge, understanding science, having ability to stand in the king's palace," after Ashpenaz had put him in charge of the Melzar or "steward" to teach him "the learning and Tongue of the Chaldaeans
Septuagint - It prepared the way for his coming, and afterwards greatly promoted the setting up of his kingdom in the world; for hitherto the Scriptures had remained locked up from all other nations but the Jews, in the Hebrew Tongue, which was understood by no other nation; but now it was translated into the Greek language, which was a language commonly understood by the nations of the world
Directory - The substance of it is as follows:...
It forbids all salutations and civil ceremony in the churches;...
the reading the scriptures in the congregation is declared to be part of the pastoral office;...
all the canonical books of the old and New Testament (but not of the Apocrypha) are to be publicly read in the vulgar Tongue: how large a portion is to be read at once, is left to the minister, who has likewise the liberty of expounding, when he judges it necessary
Rain - ...
Proverbs 25:14 (a) The Lord is telling us here of those whose Tongue is larger than the hand
Preparation - From the first awakenings of grace until grace is consummated in glory, the whole preparations of the heart, and the answer of the Tongue, is from the Lord
Course - The Tongue setteth on fire the course of nature
Hang - And fall those sayings from that gentle Tongue, ...
Where speech and soft persuasion hung
Targum - It is easy to understand that pious Jews who did not return under Ezra and Nehemiah, and were gradually losing the use of the Hebrew Tongue (as well as their descendants born in captivity) would value such a translation; and it has been stated that for centuries the Targums were publicly read on the Sabbaths, festivals, etc
Nation - 10:5 (the first occurrence): “By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his Tongue, after their families, in their nations
Jansenists - ...
This denomination was also distinguished from many of the Roman Catholics, by their maintaining that the Holy Scriptures and public liturgies should be given to the people in their mother Tongue; and they consider it as a matter of importance to inculcate upon all Christians, that true piety does not consist in the performance of external devotions, but in inward holiness and divine love
Synagogue - But there were no regular teachers in the synagogues, who were officially qualified to pronounce discourses before the people; although there were interpreters who rendered into the vernacular Tongue, namely, the Hebraeo-aramean, the sections, which had been publicly read in the Hebrew. ...
The other persons who were employed in the services and government of the synagogue, in addition to the one who read the Scriptures, and the person who rendered them into the vernacular Tongue, were as follows:...
1. The sections which had been read in the Hebrew were rendered by an interpreter into the vernacular Tongue, and the reader or some other man then addressed the people, Luke 4:16 ; Acts 13:15 . Whatever was stated in a foreign Tongue was immediately rendered by an interpreter into the speech in common use
Language - But about one hundred years after the flood, according to the common chronology, and later according to others, God miraculously "confounded the language" of the Cushite rebels at Babel; and peopling the earth by these scattered families of diverse Tongues, He frustrated the designs and promoted his own. ...
These languages are distinguished from European Tongues by several marked peculiarities: they are all, except the Ethiopic, written from right to left, and their books begin at what we should call the end; the alphabet, with the exception of the Ethiopic which is syllabic, consists of consonants only, above or below which the vowel-points are written; they have several guttural consonants very difficult of pronunciation to Europeans; the roots of the language are, in general, verbs of three letters, and pronounced, according to the various dialects, with one or more vowels; the verbs have but two tenses, the past and the future; and the pronouns in the oblique cases are generally untied in the same word with the noun or verb to which they have a relation. Shem and Heber were contemporary with Abraham, and transmitted, as we have good reason to believe, their common Tongue to the race of Israel; for it is not to be assumed that at the confusion of Babel no branch of the human family retained the primitive language. ...
The remains of the ancient Hebrew Tongue are contained in the Old Testament and in the few Phoenician and Punic words and inscriptions that have been here and there discovered
Canon (1) - Besides, it signifies the beam and Tongue of a balance
Slander - "His Tongue, " says the great Massilon, "is a devouring fire, which tarnishes whatever it touches; which exercises its fury on the good grain equally as on the chaff; on the profane as on the sacred; which, wherever it passes, leaves only desolation and ruin; digs even into the bowels of the earth; turns into vile ashes what only a moment before had appeared to us so precious and brilliant, acts with more violence and danger than ever, in the time when it was apparently smothered up and almost extinct; which blackens what it cannot consume, and sometimes sparkles and delights before it destroys
Baxterians - Elliott, of New England, translated this tract into the Indian Tongue
Abomination - Certain acts or characteristics are destructive of societal and familial harmony; both such things and the people who do them are described by tô‛êbah : “These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him: … a proud look, a lying Tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, … and he that soweth discord among brethren” ( Arsenius - " A very famous saying of his referred to faults of the Tongue: "often have I been sorry for having spoken—never for having been silent
Boasting - The only place where ‘boast’ is now found is in James 3:5 -‘the Tongue also is a little member and boasteth great things’; but here the verb is not καυχᾶται but αὐχεῖ, and the idea ‘is properly to stretch the neck and hold up the head in pride, and hence to speak with proud confidence’ (Hort, ad loc
World - , John 7:7 ; 8:23 ; 14:30 ; 1 Corinthians 2:12 ; Galatians 4:3 ; 6:14 ; Colossians 2:8 ; James 1:27 ; 1 John 4:5 (thrice); 5:19; (f) the "sum of temporal possessions," Matthew 16:26 ; 1 Corinthians 7:31 (1st part); (g) metaphorically, of the "tongue" as "a world (of iniquity)," James 3:6 ; expressive of magnitude and variety
Cease - A — 1: παύω (Strong's #3973 — Verb — pauo — pow'-o ) "to stop, to make an end," is used chiefly in the Middle Voice in the NT, signifying "to come to an end, to take one's rest, a willing cessation" (in contrast to the Passive Voice which denotes a forced cessation), Luke 5:4 , of a discourse; Luke 8:24 , of a storm; Luke 11:1 , of Christ's prayer; Acts 5:42 , of teaching and preaching; Acts 6:13 , of speaking against; Acts 13:10 , of evil doing; Acts 20:1 , of an uproar; Acts 20:31 , of admonition; Acts 21:32 , of a scourging; 1 Corinthians 13:8 , of Tongues; Ephesians 1:16 , of giving thanks; Colossians 1:9 , of prayer; Hebrews 10:2 , of sacrifices; 1 Peter 4:1 , of "ceasing" from sin. It is used in the Active Voice in 1 Peter 3:10 , "let him cause his Tongue to cease from evil
Mouth Lips - ...
See also article Man and Tongue
Red Sea - --The most important change in the Red Sea has been the drying up of its northern extremity, "the Tongue of the Egyptian Sea. Thus the prophecy of Isaiah has been fulfilled, ( Isaiah 11:15 ; 10:5 ) the Tongue of the Red Sea has dried up for a distance of at least 50 miles from its ancient head. The Heroopolite Gulf (Gulf of Suez) is of the chief interest; it was near to Goshen, it was the scene of the passage of the Red Sea, and it was the "tongue of the Egyptian Sea
Bible - ...
These sections were divided into verses; of which division, if Ezra was not the author, it was introduced not long after him, and seems to have been designed for the use of the Targumists, or Chaldee interpreters; for after the return of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity, when the Hebrew language ceased to be their mother Tongue, and the Chaldee grew into use instead of it, the custom was, that the law should be first read in the original Hebrew, and then interpreted to the people in the Chaldee language; for which purpose these shorter sections were very convenient. ) Both Old and New Testaments were afterwards translated into Latin by the primitive Christians; and while the Roman empire subsisted in Europe, the reading of the Scriptures in the Latin Tongue, which was the universal language of that empire, prevailed every where; but since the face of affairs in Europe has been changed and so many different monarchies erected upon the ruins of the Roman empire, the Latin Tongue has be degrees grown into disuse; whence has arisen a necessity of translating the Bible into the respective languages of each people; and this has produced as many different versions of the Scriptures in the modern languages as there are different nations professing the Christian religion. Bibles, Chaldee, are only the losses or expositions made by the Jews at the time when they spoke the Chaldee Tongue: these they call by the name of targumim, or paraphrases, as not being any strict version of the Scripture. These, finding it impossible to keep the people from having the Scriptures in their vulgar Tongue, resolved to give a version of their own, as favourable to their cause as might be. About thirty years after their New Testament, the Roman Catholics published a translation of the Old at Douay, 1609, and 1610, from the Vulgate, with annotations, so that the English Roman Catholics have now the whole Bible in their mother Tongue; though, it is to be observed, they are forbidden to read it without a license from their superiors. That part of the Bible was given to him who was most excellent in such a Tongue (as the Apocrypha to Andrew Downs:) and then they met together, and one read the translation, the rest holding in their hands some Bible, either of the learned Tongues, or French, or Spanish, or Italian, &c
Deceit, Deceitful, Deceitfully, Deceitfulness, Deceive, Deceivableness - 2 below); (c) of the "self-deceit" of him who thinks himself religious, but bridles not his Tongue, James 1:26
Fire - The appearance of Christ in John's vision (Revelation 1:14 ; Revelation 2:18 ), was with eyes “as a flame of fire,” and the descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:3 ), was accompanied by “tongues like as of fire. ...
Fire is also used to symbolize: God's people victorious over all enemies (Obadiah 1:18 ); the word of God (Jeremiah 5:14 ); the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 4:4 ; Acts 2:3 ); the zeal of the saints (Psalm 39:3 ; Psalm 119:139 ); of angels (Hebrews 1:7 ); of lust (Proverbs 6:27-28 ); of wickedness (Isaiah 9:18 ); of the Tongue (James 3:6 ); and of judgment (Jeremiah 48:45 )
Oath - The connection in James 5:12 is, Swear not through impatience to which trials may tempt you (James 5:10-11); in contrast stands the proper use of the Tongue, James 5:13
Horse - It is generally true that if the Tongue does not utter the angry word, the hand does not grasp the sword, the feet do not run to evil and make haste to shed blood
Predestination - The verb predestinate is of Latin original (praedestino, ) and signifies in that Tongue to deliberate before-hand with one's self how one shall act, and, in consequence of such deliberation, to constitute, fore-ordain, and predetermine, where, when, how, and by whom any thing shall be done, and to what end it shall be done
Lollards - Lollen signifies "to sing with a low voice, " and therefore lollard is a singer, or one who frequently sings; and in the vulgar Tongue of the Germans it denotes a person who is continually praising God with a song, or singing hymns to his honour
Evil-Speaking - While the Gentiles speak evil of the followers of Christ (1 Peter 4:4), the latter must calumniate no man (Titus 3:2); railing (βλασφημία) is one of the sins of temper and Tongue which they are repeatedly enjoined to put away (Ephesians 4:31, Colossians 3:8)
Daniel the Prophet - He was chosen, as one who was well favoured and without blemish, to stand before the king, and to be taught the learning and Tongue of the Chaldeans; his name being changed to BELTESHAZZAR
Simeon - And it fell to the lot of the Old Testament company on which Simeon sat to render the prophet Isaiah out of the Hebrew Tongue and into the Greek Tongue. They had no peace in their hearts, or in their Tongues at Him, till they had eaten Him up and annihilated Him. This is such a horrible pit of a world that not even the Son of God Himself could come down into it, and do the work of God in it, without being hunted to death by evil Tongues
Poetry - Its peculiar excellence is that, whereas poetry of other nations suffers much by translation, (for the versification depends on the recurrence of certain sounds at regular intervals), Hebrew poetry suffers but little, for its principle is the parallel correspondence of thoughts, not sounds, thought/rhythm Ewald designates it; a remarkable proof that from the first the Spirit designed Holy Scripture for nations of every Tongue. "The Spirit of the Lord spoke by" the Hebrew poet, "and His word was upon his Tongue" (2 Samuel 23:2)
Sinai - The triangular Tongue of land intercepted between the limestone plateau of the Tih desert in the north, and the Gulfs of Suez and ‘Akabah, at the head of the Red Sea, on the south-west and south-east
Redeem, Redemption, Redeemer - ...
In other ways and language the centrality of redemption through the death of Jesus Christ is expressed throughout the New Testament from the Lamb of God who lifts up and carries away the sin of the world (John 1:29 ) to the redeeming Lamb praised by a multitude because He was slain and by His blood redeemed unto God's people of every kindred, Tongue, and nation (Revelation 5:8-14 )
Red Sea - ...
The northern end ("the Tongue of the Egyptian Sea"), since the Exodus, has dried up for 50 miles. Ras Mohammed, the headland of the Sinaitic peninsula, divides the Red Sea into two Tongues: the western one the gulf of Suez, 130 miles long by 18 broad, narrowing to ten at the head; the eastern one the gulf of Akabah ("a declivity"), 90 long by an average of 15 broad
Law - The natural father might also instruct his son in wise living, even as a Godfearing woman was an example of kind “instruction”: “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her Tongue is the law of kindness” ( Power - ...
The above definition of kôach fits well in the description of Daniel and his friends: “Children in whom was no blemish, but well-favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability [2] in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the Tongue of the Chaldeans” ( Mystery - And when he who spake in an unknown Tongue is said to "speak mysteries,"...
1 Corinthians 14:2 , it is plain, that these mysteries, however unintelligible to others on account of the language in which they were spoken, were yet understood by the person himself, because he hereby "edified himself," 1 Corinthians 14:4 ; Acts 2:11 ; Acts 10:46
Romans, Epistle to the - All the literature of the early Roman church was written in the Greek Tongue
Abba (2) - ’ It is the common experience of bilingual countries that though the acquired language may be in constant use for commerce or the ordinary purposes of life, the native Tongue is tenaciously retained for devotion and prayer. ), that our Lord used both words spontaneously, with deep emotion, might be quite probable if He prayed in the foreign Tongue, Greek; but scarcely so if He prayed in the native Aramaic (see, however, below)
Sea, the Salt - The peninsula separating the northern lake from the southern lagoon is called Ghor el Μezraah or el Lisan (the Tongue: so Joshua 15:2 margin); it is ten geographical miles long by five or six broad. "The Tongue," Lisan , is probably restricted to the southern side of the peninsula
Language - When, by an immediate interposition of divine power, the language of men was confounded, we are not informed to what extent this confusion of Tongues prevailed. Under the article Confusion of Tongues some reasons are given to show that the primitive language was not lost at that event, but continued in the form of the Hebrew. Some have fancied the Greek the most ancient Tongue, because of its extent and copiousness. The Teutonic, or that dialect of it which is spoken in the Lower Germany and Brabant, has found a strenuous patron in Geropius Becanus, who endeavours to derive even the Hebrew itself from that Tongue
Serpent - The following are the principal biblical allusions to this animal its subtlety is mentioned in ( Genesis 3:1 ) its wisdom is alluded to by our Lord in (Matthew 10:18 ) the poisonous properties of some species are often mentioned, see (Psalm 58:4 ; Proverbs 25:32 ) the sharp Tongue of the serpent is mentioned in (Psalm 140:3 ; Job 20:16 ) the habit serpents have of lying concealed in hedges and in holes of walls is alluded to in (Ecclesiastes 10:8 ) their dwelling in dry sandy places, in (8:10) their wonderful mode of progression did not escape the observation of the author of (Proverbs 30:1 )
King, Christ as - At the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every Tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:9-11 )
Glory - Every Tongue shall confess His lordship to the glory of God the Father
Bible - Afterwards Hieronymus translated it out of the Hebrew into the Latin Tongue; this is what is called the sixth copy
Barrenness - I see that nothing is great or little before Him who can bend to his purposes whatever he willeth, and convert the light-hearted and thoughtless mockery of an aged woman into an instrument of his glory, effectual as the Tongue of the seer which he touched with living coals from the altar
Wine - Wine is said to produce different effects: as the "darkly flashing" or "red eye," Genesis 49:12, a mocker, Proverbs 20:1, the unbridled Tongue, Isaiah 28:7, the excitement of the spirit, Proverbs 31:6; Isaiah 5:11; Zechariah 9:15; Zechariah 10:7, the enchained affections of its votaries, Hosea 4:11, the perverted judgment, Proverbs 31:6; Aaron - Neither heretofore nor since Thou hast spoken to Thy servant; but I am slow of speech and of a slow Tongue. It was the depth and the weight and the fulness of Moses' mind that made him a man of such slow speech and of such a slow Tongue. My Tongue will not tame. And yet men who have been of a stammering Tongue
James, the Letter - The waywardness of the Tongue and the necessity of its taming are discussed in James 3:1 . The wise person controls the Tongue (James 3:1-12 )
Hunneric, King of the Vandals. - The bishop thereupon dispatched secretly to Carthage an accusation against them to the king, who sent an officer with orders to have their Tongues cut out and their right hands cut off before the assembled province in the forum. Middleton was the first to suggest ( Free Inquiry , 313–316) that, assuming the account true, it by no means follows that the event was miraculous, a position he maintains by instances of a person born without a Tongue, and of another who had lost it by disease, who were able to speak. Twistleton (The Tongue not Essential to Speech ) has shewn this explanation probable. He gives numerous cases of similarly mutilated persons in Eastern countries, and of persons in England whose Tongues had been removed by surgical operations, who could still pronounce distinctly all letters except d and t ; one of the latter he had actually seen and conversed with
Honor - Moses argued his inability to lead God’s people out of Egypt because he was “slow of speech, and of a slow Tongue”; his speech or Tongue was not smooth-flowing but halting (heavy; Metaphors - Gardiner, Kittredge and Arnold, Mother Tongue, 1962). ...
So the statement that Jesus spat on the blind man’s eyes and on the dumb man’s Tongue (Mark 8:23; Mark 7:33), though omitted for obvious reasons from the other Gospels, becomes peculiarly impressive when we remember that spittle, according to all ancient thought, represented the essence of a man’s inner spirit, the quintessence of himself, and therefore played, from the earliest ages, a leading part in magic and witchcraft. If, instead of spitting on the Tongue, He ‘spat out,’ this would receive explanation from the custom of the Jews to spit in contempt when idols were mentioned; as also in the early Church, where converts coming to baptism spat out as a sign that they renounced the kingdom of Satan
Nabal - And what mischief Nabal's Tongue and pen work among us also! Nothing roots our wicked hearts deeper into our whole life and character than a snarling Tongue or a railing pen let loose. Nabal's railing Tongue kindled such an outburst of murderous hate in David and in his men that, another half hour and it would have been put out in Nabal's blood
Struggles of Soul - When restoring hearing and speech by the unusual means of putting His hands in the ears and touching the Tongue, prayer, and the word ‘Ephphatha,’ He sighed (ἐστέναξεν, Mark 7:34)
Preaching in the Bible - When meeting a charge of apostasy from the Jewish faith, he addressed the people in their own Tongue concerning his origins and his experiences in Christ (Acts 21:40-22:21 )
Grecians - ...
"Greek" means either a native of Greece or else a Gentile in general (Romans 10:12; Acts 7:58 margin) "Grecian" is a foreign Jew, literally, one who speaks Greek, as contrasted with a home Jew, a "Hebrew," dwelling in Palestine, or rather one speaking the sacred Tongue, Hebrew, whether dwelling in Palestine or elsewhere
Genealogies - ‘Fanciful tales merely tickle the ears and loosen the Tongue
Acacius, Bishop of Caesarea - 21) "the Tongue of the Arians," George of Cappadocia being "the hand
Peace - Shâlôm in this sense finds expression in speech: “Their Tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably [5] to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait” ( Myrrh - This was not to soothe His agony, but only to moisten His parched Tongue and lips, perhaps that He might be able to utter ‘with a loud voice’ His triumphant τετέλεσται, perhaps also to sanction and sanctify the friendly office which is often the only one that can be rendered to the dying, and possibly in fulfilment of the prophecy of thirst (John 19:28, cf
Hellenists - It is therefore a much more probable sense, that a Hebrew of the Hebrews signifies a Hebrew both by nation and language, which multitudes of Abraham's posterity, in those days, were not; or one of the Hebrew Jews, who performed their public worship in the Hebrew Tongue; for such were reckoned more honourable than the Hellenistic Jews, who in their dispersion having, in a manner, lost the Hebrew, used the Greek language in sacris, and read the Scripture out of the Septuagint version. Upon the whole, the ‘Ελληνισται , or Grecians being Jews, who used the Greek Tongue in their sacred exercises, the Hebrew Jews and Grecian Jews were distinguished in those days, in like manner as the Portuguese and Dutch Jews are among us, not so much by the place of their birth, (many being born in England, others abroad,) as by the language they use in their public prayers and sermons
Babel - Borsippa (the Tongue Tower) was a suburb of Babylon, when the old Babel was restricted to the northern ruins. The one primitive language is now lost, dispersed amidst the various Tongues which have severally appropriated its fragments, about to rise again with reunited parts in a new and heavenly form when Jehovah will "turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve Him with one consent" (Zephaniah 3:9). The fact that the Bible names in Genesis 1-10 are Hebrew does not prove it the primitive Tongue, for with the change of language the traditional names were adapted to the existing dialect, without any sacrifice of truth. ...
The earnest of the coming restoration was given in the gift of Tongues at Pentecost, when the apostles spoke with other Tongues, so that "devout men out of every nation under heaven" heard them speak in their own Tongues "the wonderful works of God. " The confusion of Tongues was not at random, but a systematic distribution of languages for the purpose of a systematic distribution of man in emigration. The dispersion was orderly, the differences of Tongue corresponding to the differences of race: as Genesis 10:5; Genesis 10:20; Genesis 10:31, "By these were . Gentiles divided in their lands, every one after his Tongue, after their families in their nations. "...
But the earliest Babylonian monuments show that the primitive Babylonians whose structures by Nebuchadnezzar's time were in ruins, had a vocabulary undoubtedly Cushite or Ethiopian, analogous to the Galla Tongue in Abyssinia. Traces appear in the Babylonian inscriptions of all the four great dialects, Hamitic, Semitic, Aryan, and Turanian, which show that here the original one language existed before the confusion of Tongues. Berosus, their historian's account of their traditions of the flood, and of the confusion of Tongues at Babel, accords with Scripture in most points. The southern tetrarchy (arba lisun , "the four Tongues," or kiprat 'arbat , "the four nations") consisted of Ur, Huruk, Nipur, and Larsa or Laruncha, answering to the scriptural Ur of the Chaldees, Erech, Calneh, and Ellasar. The "four Tongues" and the fourfold league of Chedorlaomer answer to the fourfold ethnic division, Cushite, Turanian, Semitic, and Aryan
Rejoice - , "My Tongue"); (c) of Abraham's "rejoicing," by faith, to see Christ's day, John 8:56
Eusebius of Alexandria, a Writer of Sermons - He who fasts must fast with "tongue, eyes, hands, feet"; his whole "body, soul, and spirit" must be restrained from all sinful indulgence
Philip: Deacon And Evangelist - There is a divine Tongue in their mouth that you cannot silence. Suppose you sat beside a foreigner who was struggling with one of our English guide-books, and was evidently missing the sense, till he was starting off in a wrong direction; it would be no intrusion or impertinence if you made up to him and said to him something like this: 'I fear our barbarous Tongue is not easily mastered by foreign scholars, but it is my native language, and I may be able to be of some use to you in it. How different the most superficially familiar chapter looks to us ever after some great expounder, by Tongue or by pen, has opened it up to us! A book of the Bible read in routine chapters in the pulpit or at family worship, how dull, and unmeaning, and immediately forgotten it is! Whereas, let an interpreter, one of a thousand, open it up to us, and we never forget either the chapter or him. And with such a father and such a mother, I do not wonder that when such things were abroad in those days as gifts of Tongues, and gifts of healing, and gifts of prophecy, and many other operations of the Holy Ghost, a double portion of some of those miraculous things came to Philip's four daughters
Nehemiah - As they passed him he overheard them conversing together in the Hebrew Tongue. You know how your mother-tongue would go to your heart if you were an exile in a far country, however prosperous outwardly you were. And Nehemiah forgot all about Artaxerxes' supper as he talked with the travellers, till he said to them as he bade them farewell, 'If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning; 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!' Young John Milton, you will remember, could not enjoy the skies, or the art, or the letters of Italy, while England at home was as she was
Versions of the Scripture, Ancient - They then became eager to have the scriptures in their own Tongue, and an effort was made to translate from the Syriac. A missionary from Thessalonica, named Cyril, visited these tribes, learnt their language, and then invented an alphabet that he might translate into their vernacular Tongue the word of God
Hebrews - 2) as ‘Hebrews,’ although both were Greek-speaking Jews with little knowledge of the Hebrew Tongue
Inspiration - It may be that the translations from which the above are taken cannot in all places be said to be the same as the Greek; but this only shows the great importance of each having a correct translation in his vernacular Tongue
Georgius, Arian Bishop of Alexandria - Gregory of Nazianzus, who disparages his abilities, admits that he was like a "hand" to the Arians, while he employed an eloquent prelate—probably Acacius—as a "tongue
Cut - To remove a part by cutting or carving as, to cut out a piece from a board to cut out the Tongue
Shem - By that time the Japhetic had ripened fully, and Greek was the Tongue so happily chosen for expressing with its wonderful variety, flexibility, and logical power the fully developed doctrines of the gospel
Fire - This purging, cleansing power is for both saint and sinner, therefore the Tongues are cloven. ...
James 3:6 (a) By this type there is revealed the destructive power of an evil Tongue. The Tongue of the ungodly, and sometimes the Tongue of the godly, sears and injures the hearts, the souls and the lives of others
Popery - Other practices peculiar to the Papists are, the religious honour and respect that they pay to sacred relics: by which they understand not only the bodies and parts of the bodies of the saints, but any of those things that appertained to them, and which they touched; and the celebration of divine service in an unknown Tongue: to which purpose the council of Trent hath denounced an anathema on any one who shall say that mass ought to be celebrated only in the vulgar Tongue. ) had expressly decreed, that, because, in many parts within the same city and diocese, there are many people of different manners and rites mixed together, but of one faith, the bishops of such cities of dioceses should provide fit men for celebrating divine offices, according to the diversity of Tongues and rites, and for administering the sacraments
the Unmerciful Servant - When we read or hear of any man being wickedly attacked by Tongue or by pen, ten to one all the offender's fault has been that he has disappointed, or offended, or crossed the self-love, and the self-interest, of that revengeful and implacable man. Keep well in mind, my brethren, what the wise man said, when you see any man or any cause truculently attacked by Tongue or by pen
Tree of Life - In Proverbs (Proverbs 3:18; Proverbs 11:30; Proverbs 13:12; Proverbs 15:4) wisdom, the fruit of the righteous, desire fulfilled, and a wholesome Tongue are each a ‘tree of life
Memphis - The temple of Apis also was here with a magnificent colonnade supported by colossal Osiride statue pillars; through it on state occasions was led a black bull with peculiarly shaped white spots upon his forehead and right side, the hairs on the tail double, and the scarabaeus or sacred beetle marked on his Tongue
Mary Magdalene - ) Truly the poet writes: Not she with traitorous kiss her Master stung, Not she denied Him with unfaithful Tongue; She, when apostles fled, could dangers brave, Last at His cross, and earliest at His grave
Exaltation - Christ's sovereign authority will be displayed; every knee will bow and every Tongue will confess that he is Lord (Philippians 2:10-11 )
Wine - (Isaiah 25:6 ) To wine, is attributed the "darkly-flashing eye," (Genesis 40:12 ) Authorized Version "red," the unbridled Tongue, (Proverbs 20:1 ; Isaiah 28:7 ) the excitement of the spirit, (Proverbs 31:6 ; Isaiah 5:11 ; Zechariah 9:15 ; 10:7 ) the enchained affections of its votaries, (Hosea 4:11 ) the perverted judgment, (Proverbs 31:5 ; Isaiah 28:7 ) the indecent exposure, (Habakkuk 2:15,16 ) and the sickness resulting from the heat (chemah , Authorized Version "bottles") of wine
Enthusiasm - —Arthur, Tongue of Fire; J
Jansenists - ...
They maintained, also, that the people ought to be carefully instructed in all the doctrines and precepts of Christianity; and that, for this purpose, the Holy Scriptures and public liturgies should be offered to their perusal in their mother Tongue; and, finally, they looked upon it as a matter of the highest moment to persuade all Christians that true piety did not consist in the observance of pompous rites, or in the performance of external acts of devotion, but in inward holiness and divine love
Keep, Watch, Guard - 13:3), the Tongue ( Hebrew Language - During the seventy years' captivity, though it does not appear that the Hebrews entirely lost their native Tongue, yet it underwent so considerable a change from their adoption of the vernacular languages of the countries where they had resided, that afterward, on their return from exile, they spoke a dialect of Chaldee mixed with Hebrew words
Mss - The kinship which the text of the OL has with the Old Syriac bas caused Antioch to be suggested (by Sanday) as the original home of the version, that being a metropolis where Syrian and Latin elements met, and whence versions of the Scriptures in either Tongue might radiate from a common centre. At his request, Jerome, the leading Biblical scholar of the day, who had devoted many years to the study of the Scriptures in the East in their original Tongues, undertook, as he says in his preface to the NT, to ‘make a new work out of an old one’ by revising the existing Latin texts with reference to the original languages. Coptic is the literary form of the vernacular language of Egypt, the descendant of the ancient Tongue which we know first in its hieroglyphic, and later in its demotic form, but differing from them in adopting the Greek alphabet, with the addition of certain letters to represent sounds not employed in Greek. Coptic is the outcome of the Greek settlement in Egypt, which took place under the empire of the Ptolemys and continued under that of Rome; and along with the Greek characters the native Tongue adopted also a considerable number of Greek words. Even when it penetrated farther, and addressed the native population in its own Tongue, its message would at first have been oral, and the earliest Coptic versions of the NT may well have been merely oral paraphraaes, such as were the earliest Anglo-Saxon versions in our own country
Heaven - Some think that there shall; and that, as persons of all nations and Tongues shall make up that blessed society, so they shall praise God in the same language which they before used when on earth; and that this worship may be performed with the greatest harmony, and to mutual edification, all the saints shall, by the immediate power and providence of God, be able to understand and make use of every one of those different languages, as well as their own. This they found on the apostle's words, in which he says, That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and that every Tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord; which they suppose has a respect to the heavenly state, because it is said to be done both by those that are in heaven, and those that are on earth, Phil. But though the apostle speaks by a metonymy of different Tongues, that is, persons who speak different languages being subject to Christ, he probably means thereby persons of different nations, whether they shall praise him in their own language in heaven, or no. And, indeed, the apostle seems expressly to intimate as much, when he says, speaking concerning the heavenly state, that Tongues shall cease, 1 Corinthians 13:8 . ...
Moreover, since the gift of Tongues was bestowed on the apostles for the gathering and building up the church in the first ages thereof, which end, when it was answered, this extraordinary dispensation ceased; in like manner it is probable that hereafter the diversity of languages shall cease. ...
That this was the language with which God inspired man at first in paradise, and that which the saints and patriarchs spake; and the church generally made use of in all ages till our Saviour's time; and that it was this language which he himself spake while here on earth; and since his ascension into heaven, he spake to Paul in the Hebrew Tongue, Acts 26:14
Music And Musical Instruments - It is possible, on the other hand, that it may have been a reed instrument, either, as the modern oboe, with a double and vibrating Tongue, or, as the clarinet, with a single Tongue
Alexander the Coppersmith - Alexander had this temptation, that he was fitted by nature to be much more than a mere coppersmith, he was so clever and so captivating with his Tongue. Alexander followed Paul about wherever he went, poisoning the minds and the hearts of all men to whom his Tongue or his pen had access
Title on the Cross - Wherever these exist—where there is an eye to read, a hand to write, a Tongue to speak—the cross has a message and the King a kingdom
Lamb - The point of view for this subject is suggested by Delitzsch: ‘All the utterances in the New Testament regarding the Lamb of God are derived from this prophecy [1], in which the dumb type of the Passover now finds a Tongue’ (Com
Spitting - " Precious Lord Jesus! the hour is hastening when that sacred head once crowned with thorns, and that glorious face so blasphemously spit upon, shall be seen with ho1y joy by all thy redeemed, when "every knee shall bow before thee, and every Tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
Firstborn - "Every knee shall bow before him, and every Tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
James - James begins by showing the benefits of trials and afflictions, and by assuring the Jewish Christians that God would listen to their sincere prayers for assistance and support; he reminds them of their being the distinguished objects of divine favour, and exhorts them to practical religion; to a just and impartial regard for the poor, and to a uniform obedience to all the commands of God, without any distinction or exception; he shows the inefficacy of faith without works, that is, unless followed by moral duties; he inculcates the necessity of a strict government of the Tongue, and cautions them against censoriousness, strife, malevolence, pride, indulgence of their sensual passions, and rash judgment; he denounces threats against those who make an improper use of riches; he intimates the approaching destruction of Jerusalem; and concludes with exhortations to patience, devotion, and a solicitous concern for the salvation of others
Preaching - ” And the Israelites will partake of His light, and will speak:...
“Blessed is the hour when the Messiah shall come!...
Blessed the womb out of which He shall come!...
Blessed His contemporaries who are eye-witnesses!...
Blessed the eye that is honoured with a sight of Him!...
For the opening of His lips is blessing and peace;...
His speech is a moving or the spirits;...
The thoughts of His heart are confidence and cheerfulness;...
The speech of His Tongue is pardon and forgiveness;...
His prayer is the sweet incense of offerings;...
His petitions are holiness and purity
Arabia - The portion of it called the Hauran, or Syrian desert, abounds in ruins and inscriptions in Greek, Palmyrene, and an unknown Tongue
Money - The wedge or Tongue of gold that Achan took was not money probably, as the 200 shekels of silver were, but an article of value used for costly ornamentation
Phoenice - Abram originally spoke the language of Ur of the Chaldees, Aramaic, as did Laban (Genesis 11:31; Genesis 31:47); but soon his descendants, as Jacob, spoke the Canaanite or Phoenician Hebrew as their own Tongue, compare Deuteronomy 26:5
Tools - The latter (Judges 13:5 ; Judges 16:17 ; 1 Samuel 1:11 ) were evidently quite sharp, as they are used as symbols of God's judgment (Isaiah 7:20 ) and the cutting power of the Tongue (Psalm 52:2 )
Love - John writes: "Dear children, let us not love with words or Tongue but with actions and in truth
Samaritan Pentateuch - ...
(1) The original Samaritan having become to the common people a dead Tongue, it was translated into the current Samaritan, dialect, a mixture of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac
Numbers as Symbols - Paul said he would rather speak five words to teach others than ten thousand words in an unknown Tongue
Vulgate, the - 58) that for 'many years' he had desired to visit the saints at Rome, and it is probable that during those many years the saints there had early copies of the Old Testament in the Latin Tongue, and of the New Testament as the Gospels and the Epistles came into existence
Philoxenus, a Monophysite Leader - ...
He was a very copious writer, and described by Assemani as one of the best and most elegant in the Syrian Tongue (Bibl
Sirach - Hence the saying (20:18), ‘A slip off the ground rather than from the Tongue,’ need have no connexion with that ascribed to the Stoic Zeno (Diog. 22), ‘It is better to slip with the feet than with the Tongue,’ just as al-Muhallab may have been independent of both when he pointed out (a. 702) that ‘a man may slip with his foot and recover; but if he slips with his Tongue, he will perish’ (Ibn Khaldun, iii
Michal, Saul's Daughter - She could not command her proud heart when she saw David dancing, but by the time he came home she should have had her Tongue tamed and under a bridle. The wife see, at any rate, that she holds her Tongue
Psalms - For thus King David, at the close of his life, describes himself and his sacred songs: "David, the son of Jesse, said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, The Spirit of Jehovah spake by me, and his word was in my Tongue. " It was the word, therefore, of Jehovah's Spirit which was uttered by David's Tongue
Jesus, the Lord - Though rejected here by men, He was "raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father," and "God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every Tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father
Fulness of the Time - —Ever since the conquests of Alexander the Great, the Greek Tongue had attained supremacy among the civilized nations, and had become the current medium for the exchange of thought
Righteous, To Be - … And my Tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long” ( John - These two sentences out of John contain far more philosophy; far more grace, and truth, and beauty, and love; than all the rest that has ever been written by pen of man, or spoken by Tongue of man or angel
Adder - The rattlesnake acknowledges the power of music as much as any of his family; of which the following instance is a decisive proof: When Chateaubriand was in Canada, a snake of that species entered their encampment; a young Canadian, one of the party, who could play on the flute, to divert his associates, advanced against the serpent with his new species of weapon: on the approach of his enemy, the haughty reptile curled himself into a spiral line, flattened his head, inflated his cheeks, contracted his lips, displayed his envenomed fangs, and his bloody throat; his double Tongue glowed like two flames of fire; his eyes were burning coals; his body, swollen with rage, rose and fell like the bellows of a forge; his dilated skin assumed a dull and scaly appearance; and his tail, which sounded the denunciation of death, vibrated with so great rapidity as to resemble a light vapour
Prayer - The passions of the mind, when they are moved, do mightily help the Tongue; they give a natural eloquence to those who know not any rules of art, and they almost constrain the dumb to speak. When Atys, the son of Croesus the king, who was dumb from his childhood, saw his father ready to be slain, the violence of his passion broke the bonds wherewith his Tongue was tied, and he cried out to save him. We should pray for the gift of utterance, and seek the blessing of the Spirit of God upon the use of proper means to obtain a treasure of expressions for prayer; for the wise man tells us, that "the preparation of the heart in man, and the answer of the Tongue, is from the Lord, " Proverbs 16:1
Hannah - ...
Of Peninnah, Elkanah's wife with children, we know nothing-nothing but what we hear from her own cruel and scurrilous Tongue. Let God hide us all in the secret of His presence from the pride of men! Let Him keep us secretly in His pavilion from the strife of Tongues!...
Well, it was all that: it was Hannah's diabolical ill-usage at her adversary's hands, and it was still more, her own wicked and revengeful heart at her ill-usage: it was all that that made that saintly woman absolutely drunk sometimes with her sorrow. But something would happen in the household that would soon show that even Shiloh had made Hannah nothing better but rather worse; for her chastised and well-bridled Tongue would all of a sudden break out again till, had it been in Greece or in Rome, she would have been called a fury rather than a woman and a saint
Bible - " The Tongue through which the Old Testament revelation of God speaks is the Hebrew, that of the chosen nation, except parts of Ezra and Daniel and Jeremiah. The Tongue of the New Testament is the Greek, best adapted of all languages for expressing most accurately the nicest and most delicate shades of thought and doctrine
War, Holy War - There are those who use their Tongue like the thrusts of a sword (Proverbs 30:14 ). James 3:5-6 says that the Tongue can set the whole world on fire
Jephthah And His Daughter - Only, if the deputation had had any sense; if they had not been so many idiots; if all their Tongues had not been cleaving to the roofs of their months over Jephthah's hospitality and his daughter's devotion, they would surely have taken the upbraiding words out of his mouth. What a pity it is that Jephthah did not hold himself in to the end of the interview! What a lesson he would then have been to us in the New Testament art of taming an injured Tongue! But let him who has always tamed his own Tongue in Jephthah's opportunity cast the first stone at Gilead's disinherited and cast-out son
Jonathan - ' Thy Tongue, saintly man, did not frame deceit. ' There is a two-edged sword in the French Tongue to this effect, that there is something in the misfortunes of our best friends that is not wholly displeasing to our secret hearts
Cherub (1) - ...
In Revelation 5:9-12 the four living creatures (zooa , not theeria , "beasts") identify themselves as the redeemed (All creation is summed up in man its lord; from whence Christ's command, "preach the gospel to every creature," for man's redemption involves the restoration of the creature now subject to vanity: Romans 8) "Thou wast slain and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred and Tongue
Mercy - As mercy has two parts, pity and active beneficence, we are commanded to love not in word, neither in Tongue, but in deed and in truth (1 John 3:16)
Bosom - The conception of Paradise, moreover, under the figure of a feast, is specially appropriate, because of the contrast it presents to the earthly condition of Lazarus as a starving beggar (Luke 7:21), just as it is in keeping with the great reversal in the positions of the two men that Dives, who on earth had ‘fared sumptuously every day’ (Luke 7:19), should now lack even a drop of water to cool his burning Tongue (Luke 7:24)
Deaf And Dumb - The sufferer’s ears were opened, his Tongue was no longer a prisoner, speech came back orderly and intelligible to those around
Hold - Hold your Tongue
Triumphs - And as mighty princes were accustomed to scatter largesses among the people, and reward their companions in arms with a liberal hand, when, laden with the spoils of vanquished nations, they returned in triumph to their capital; so the Conqueror of death and hell, when he ascended far above all heavens, and sat down in the midst of the throne, shed forth blessings of his grace and Holy Spirit, upon people of every Tongue and of every nation
Mercy - As mercy has two parts, pity and active beneficence, we are commanded to love not in word, neither in Tongue, but in deed and in truth (1 John 3:16)
James Epistle of - A considerable part of it is grouped round three or four main ideas-temptation, the bridling of the Tongue, the danger of lip-religion, the relation of rich and poor. ), sins of the Tongue (James 1:26; James 3:5-10)
Eli - My Tongue may be cleaving to the roof of my mouth with envy; I may be as blind with envy as Eli was blind with old age; the hair may have fallen off my head till I am bald with envy-and yet no man about me may so much as guess it. If, when they tell a lie, or steal, or speak bad language, or strike one another, or defiantly disobey us, we would neither lift a hand nor a Tongue at them, but would take them to our place of prayer, and there pray both with and for them,-as sure as I stand here and you sit there,-there would be fewer sons and daughters of Belial in our houses
James, the General Epistle of - Sins of Tongue, lightly as the world regards them, seriously violate the law of love (James 1:26; James 3:2-18 with Matthew 5:22)
Church - From the Greek kuriakee , "house of the Lord," a word which passed to the Gothic Tongue; the Goths being the first of the northern hordes converted to Christianity, adopted the word from the Greek Christians of Constantinople, and so it came to us Anglo-Saxons (Trench, Study of Words)
Ecclesiastes, the Book of - It is just possible that the peculiarities of language may be due to Solomon's long intercourse with foreigners; also the Chaldaisms may be fragments preserved from the common Tongue of which Hebrew, Syriac, Chaldee, and Arabic were offshoots
Uniqueness - In words which match the significance of the Pauline declaration that in His name every knee shall bow and every Tongue confess His lordship (Philippians 2:10 f), He pictured the gathering of all nations before His throne of judgment, to receive from His lips the merited sentence (Matthew 25:31 ff
Diodorus, Presbyter of Antioch - With pen and Tongue he denounced the folly of a return to an exploded superstition, and so called forth the scurrilous jests of Julian. The presbyter Maris of Hardaschir, in Persia, translated the works of Diodorus into Persian, and they, together with those of Theodorus, were also translated into Armenian, Syriac, and other Oriental Tongues (Neander, Ch
Omniscience - For there is not a word in my Tongue, but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether
Jerusalem (2) - ...
The city’s site lies slightly to the east of the great mountainous backbone of Palestine, upon a Tongue-shaped ridge running from N. This ‘tongue’ is the central of three branches given off at this point. ...
Of the broad natural features that survive, most manifest are the two great valleys which demark the before mentioned Tongue of land
World - For the difficult expression ‘the world of iniquity’ applied to the Tongue ( James 3:6 ), see the Commentaries
Atonement, Day of - He then tied a Tongue shaped piece of scarlet cloth on the scape-goat
Antiochus - The first of the seven brothers, after his Tongue was cut off, was fried to death in a heated pan
Psalms, Book of - David said, "The Spirit of Jehovah spake by me, and his word was in my Tongue
Alexandria - ...
It was in Alexandria that one of the most important events in the history of religion took place, when the Hebrew Scriptures were translated into the Greek Tongue
Blasphemy (2) - The evil eye is followed by the evil Tongue, the one by look and the other by speech expressing malignity towards a fellow-man
Amen - The Latin of the Roman Catholic missal, which seems so unintelligible to the mass of the worshippers that a sign language (of ritual) is largely the medium by which they follow the services when not absorbed in the reading of devotional manuals in their own mother Tongue, is but a caricature of such a general medium of interpretative forms of worship
Pre-Eminence - Therefore God exalted Him, so that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every Tongue confess Him Lord (Ephesians 2:6-11)
Jerusalem - of the city hill, so that the city was in Benjamin, and Judah enclosed on two sides the Tongue or promontory of land on which it stood, the valley of Hinnom bounding it W. The western range is the backbone of western Palestine, including the hills of Galilee, Samaria, Ephraim, Benjamin, and Judah, and passing on into the Sinaitic range ending at Ras Mohammed in the Tongue of land between the two arms of the Red Sea
Miracles - Many miracles were typical; as the "tongues" manifested the universality of the Christian dispensation designed for every Tongue, so counterworking the division of man from man through the confusion of Tongues at Babel; the casting out of demons symbolizes Christ's coming "to destroy the works of the devil. His gestures, laying hands on the patient, anointing the blind eyes with clay, putting His finger into the deaf ear and touching the dumb Tongue, creating much bread out of little not out of nothing, condescending to use means though in themselves wholly inadequate, all are tokens of His identifying Himself with us men, signs of His person at once human and divine and of His redeeming and sympathizing work for us
Fire - The appearance of fire (ὡσεὶ πυρός) assumed by the Tongues referred to the Divine presence, which, in this instance, conferred on those assembled together the ‘gift of Tongues,’ symbolized by the Tongue-like fames that sat on the head of each. That the gift thus imparted had a Divine origin was certified by the visible accompaniment of fiery Tongues. The Epistle of James traces to it as the ultimate cause the wide-spread mischief caused by the Tongue, which is compared to a spark setting fire to a great forest Deuteronomy 3:6)
Esther - And that if England, for fear, or for favour, or for ease, or for herself only, flinches and fails God and man in the hour of her opportunity, deliverance will come somehow to the cause of God and man; and,-one holds back his Tongue from saying it, and his pen from writing it-'Thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed. There is no Tongue to tell it in, and no ear on earth to hear it with
Fire - The appearance of fire (ὡσεὶ πυρός) assumed by the Tongues referred to the Divine presence, which, in this instance, conferred on those assembled together the ‘gift of Tongues,’ symbolized by the Tongue-like fames that sat on the head of each. That the gift thus imparted had a Divine origin was certified by the visible accompaniment of fiery Tongues. The Epistle of James traces to it as the ultimate cause the wide-spread mischief caused by the Tongue, which is compared to a spark setting fire to a great forest Deuteronomy 3:6)
Mark, the Gospel According to - His actions in curing the deaf (Mark 7:33-34), He takes him aside from the multitude, puts His fingers into his ears, spits, touches his Tongue, looks up to heaven, sighs, and saith, "Εphphatha "
Esther - ...
The hand of Providence is to be traced palpably in the overruling of the king's reckless feastings and wanton deposing of Vashti because she shrank from violating her own self respect, to laying the train for His appointed instrument, Esther's elevation; in Mordecai's saving the king's life from the two would-be assassins, and the recording of the fact in the royal chronicles, preparing the way for his receiving the royal honors which his enemy designed for himself; in Haman's casting Pur, the lot, for an auspicious day for destroying the Jews, and the result being, by God's providence which counterworked his appeal to chance, that the feast of Purlin is perpetually kept to commemorate the Jews' preservation and his destruction; in Esther's patriotic venture before the king after previous fasting three days, and God's interposing to incline the king's heart to hold out to her the golden scepter, ensuring to her at once life and her request (Proverbs 21:1); in Haman's pride at being invited to the queen's banquet and his preparing the gallows for Haman, and Providence, the very night before it, withdrawing sleep from the king so that the chronicles were read for his pleasure, and Mordecai's service was thus brought to his remembrance, so that when Haman came to solicit that Mordecai should be hanged the king met him with the question, "What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honor?"...
Then, in Haman supposing himself to be the object of honor, and suggesting the highest royal honors (such as Joseph had from the Egyptian king, Genesis 41:43), and thus unwittingly being constrained with his own voice and hand to glorify him whom he had meant to destroy; then in the denouement at the queen's banquet, and Haman's execution on the very gallows he erected for Haman (Psalms 7:16); and the consequent preservation from extinction of the holy race of whom Messiah must spring according to prophecy, and of whom Isaiah (Isaiah 54:17) writes, "no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every Tongue that shall rise against thee thou shalt condemn
Unity - He must reign: it is unto Him that all things must be subdued; it is as the fruit of His sacrifice that God will reconcile all things unto Himself; it is in His name that every knee shall bow, Him that every Tongue must confess as Lord, to the glory of God the Father
the Angel of the Church in Thyatira - ...
A jest's prosperity lies in the earOf him that hears it, never in the TongueOf him who makes it. Yes; but a sermon's prosperity lies in both the Tongue of the preacher and the ear of the hearer
Abel - How many men and women have we all struck at with that sharp razor, an envious, malicious, murderous Tongue? Work at your consciences, you children of God, till they are as quick to detect, to record, and to recollect an unkind, unjust, unhandsome, slighting, detracting, belittling, sneering word, or look, or shrug, as they are to keep you in mind of a foul blow in a field, and a far-back grave in a wood
Propitiation - As this could not be denied, Crellius comes to the aid of Socinus, and contends that the sense of this word was not to be taken from its common use in the Greek Tongue, but from the Hellenistic use of it in the Greek of the New Testament, the LXX, and the Apocrypha
Power - Arthur, Tongue of Fire, ch
Hermas Shepherd of - His wife is represented as a person who did not sufficiently restrain her Tongue (ii. After fifteen days the meaning is revealed to Hermas, who is directed to rebuke his children for their wickedness, and his wife for her faults of the Tongue, as well as to exhort the rulers of the Church
Terah - All this time, then, all this disappointed and postponed time, the angel of the covenant had been passing unceasingly from land to land, and from nation to nation, and from Tongue to Tongue seeking for some of Adam's sons who should be found worthy to take up the calling and election of God; till, at last, the star came and stood over the house of Terah, on the other side of the flood
Animals - Glory can fly away like a bird (Hosea 9:11 ); animals can be tamed, but not the human Tongue (James 3:3,5,7-8 )
Poetry - Before we proceed with the discussion, it might prove helpful to examine examples: ...
Before a word is on my Tongue you know it completely, O Lord (Psalm 139:4 ) I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted
Hell - The sinful Tongue is itself aroused and "set on fire by hell" (James 3:6 )
Proverbs, Theology of - For "faithful instruction" to be on the mother's Tongue, she herself must first have been taught
Gideon - The Moabite stone shows how similar to Hebrew was the language of Moab, and the same similarity to the Midianite Tongue appears from Gideon understanding them
Arms And Armor - ...
Metaphorical Use In the Old Testament, the devastating effect of a vicious Tongue is compared with the destructive purpose of the sword and arrow (Psalm 57:4 ; Psalm 64:3 ; Proverbs 12:18 )
the Angel of the Church in Pergamos - May my Tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth before I say a single word to turn any young man away from the ministry, who is called of God to that awful work
Elijah - Thou tremblest, and the whiteness of thy cheekIs apter than thy Tongue to tell thy errand
Nimrod - And then to his charge:...
Nimrod is this,Through whose ill-counsel in the world no moreOne Tongue prevails. Whately had to come out about the Tower of Babel in one of the foreign Tongues of Babel, and behind the veil of anonymity
Daniel, Book of - — namely, what concerns the Gentiles — is written in what is there called Syriac, or Aramaic — usually called Chaldee, the Gentiles' Tongue
Prophecy Prophet Prophetess - On the contrary, ‘prophecy’ is a greater gift, a nobler function than γλωσσολαλία or ‘tongue-speaking. ‘He edifieth a church,’ while ‘the speaker with Tongues edifieth himself,’ In Romans 12:6 by the use of the phrase ἀναλογία τῆς πίστεως the Apostle declares that a prophecy is required to agree with the accepted doctrines of the faith; while 1 Corinthians 12:10 (διακρίσεις πνευμάτων) shows that criticism of prophecy was a regular practice (cf. _ Gifts, and Tongues, Gift of, the following may be consulted: A
Language of the nt - When, therefore, they thought and wrote in Greek, they were prone to translate literally from their native Tongue; and ‘Aramaisms’ thus infected the Greek, side by side with the ‘Hebraisms’ which came from the LXX Time - In 2Ma 15:36 we are informed that the twelfth month ‘is called Adar in the Syrian Tongue
Chronology - ...
The 3,000 years between the flood and the Christian era in the Septuagint allow 1,800 years before the Vedas for the Sanskrit Tongue to have reached the perfection apparent in that poem. Besides, the miraculous Babel-confounding of Tongues is to be taken into account
Adam (1) - Probably the Syro-Arabian is the primitive Tongue, whence sprang the Hebrew and other so-called Shemitic Tongues
the Labourer With the Evil Eye - Who is your companion-potter? And do you have the self-knowledge that even poor Heine had, to say to yourself every day-'As for these dislikes, and aversions, and antipathies, that I feel in my heart; as well as for these depreciations and contempts that pass continually through my Tongue and my pen; I know what their motive is in my own case at least, it is in my own evil eye
the Children of Capernaum Playing at Marriages And Funerals in the Market-Place - Butler has told you the same way in your own Tongue, but Epictetus was beforehand by two thousand years
John the Baptist - Thou tremblest, and the whiteness in thy cheekIs apter than thy Tongue to tell thine errand
Man - …” This is the sense of the word when it is contrasted with animals: “But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his Tongue, against man or beast …” ( Barzillai - And what do we do? Do we let it pass? Do we in our heart of hearts like to hear it? Do we silently, or with a half-uttered consent fall in with it? How seldom do we stand up as we would be stood up for! How seldom do we pluck out the false and spiteful Tongue! Let us be men the next time
Jeroboam - But, as you would have a drop of water to cool your Tongue in that torment, do not make other men to sin
Lazarus - ...
So o'er the bed where Lazarus slept,He to His Father groan'd and wept:What saw He mournful in that grave,Knowing Himself so strong to save?The deaf may hear the Saviour's voice,The fetter'd Tongue its chain may break:But the deaf heart, the dumb by choice,The laggard soul that will not wake,The guilt that scorns to be forgiven:-These baffle e'en the spells of Heaven:In thought of these, His brows benign,Not even in healing cloudless shine
Daniel - It was the largeness, and the expansiveness, and the hospitality of Daniel's fine mind, all combined with his extraordinary nobility and beauty of character, that gave Daniel such an unparalleled position in the court of Chaldea, and which has gained for Daniel such a famous and such a proverbial name in all subsequent literature, Ezekiel, a contemporary prophet, has heard so much of the wisdom of Daniel, that, to a proud enemy of Israel, he exclaims in irony: Thou art wiser than Daniel! We see the popular belief about Daniel strikingly illustrated also in the Apocryphal addition that was made to the Book of Daniel by its Greek translator and editor, and which was called the story of Susannah and the judgment of Daniel, And we are gratified to read in our own Tongue a tribute to the same noble tradition in Shylock's exclamation;-...
A Daniel come to judgment! yea, a Daniel!O wise young judge, how I do honour thee!The prophet Daniel became a great proficient both in penitential and in intercessory prayer also as the years went on
Name (2) - Rarely it is found in the sense of ‘reputation,’ ‘fame,’ ‘glory’—the result of a person’s name being on every Tongue
Nation (2) - The Jews of the Dispersion could but rarely visit the Temple, and they read the Scriptures in the Greek Tongue; but in their separate communities they maintained the precepts as to Sabbath rest and clean food under the protection of Roman governors and the Emperor (cf
Hieronymus, Eusebius (Jerome) Saint - ), the only letter preserved from these first six years, expresses an enthusiastic view of their privileges in reading the Scriptures in the Tongue and country in which they were written. The crowds who came from all parts seem to them to be so many choirs, engaged in services of praise, each in their own Tongue
Confession - In his treatise against heresies, this father affirms that "the faith of the church planted throughout the whole world," consisted in the belief of "one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and sea, and all that are in them; and one Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who became incarnate for our salvation; and one Holy Spirit, who foretold, through the Prophets, the dispensations and advents, and the generation by the virgin, and the passion, and the resurrection from the dead, and the ascension in the flesh into heaven, of Jesus Christ our beloved Lord, and his appearing from heaven in the glory of the Father, to unite together all things under one head, and to raise every individual of the human race; that unto Christ Jesus, our Lord and God, and Saviour and King, every knee may bow, and every Tongue confess; that he may pronounce just sentence upon all. And God has given to him all power ‘above every name, as well of the inhabitants of heaven as of the earth and of the powers below, that every Tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and God;' whom we believe, and whose coming we expect, as presently about to be Judge of the living and dead, who will render unto every man according to his actions, and has poured upon us abundantly the gift of his Holy Spirit, and the pledge of immortality; who makes us that believe and are obedient to be the sons of God and joint heirs of Christ; whom we believe and adore, one God in the Trinity of the sacred name
Ships And Boats - James compares the Tongue, in the control which its constraint exercises on the character, to the very small rudders by which ships, though they be so great, are turned about ( Hebrews 3:4 )
Lord - )]'>[2] every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth, and that every Tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
Lord (2) - Also, ‘No man can say that Jesus is Lord but by the Holy Ghost’ (1 Corinthians 12:3), and ‘every Tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father,’ Philippians 2:11)
the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia - Had the name of his God been strength of understanding, or depth and power of mind, or stores of learning, or an eloquent Tongue; had it pleased God to save His people by dialectics, then that pillar had not borne as he now bears the name of his God
the Ethiopian Eunuch - It would be taken as the height of intrusion, and, indeed, impudence, among us if one man said to another sitting over his book on a journey, "Are you understanding what you are reading?" But if we sat beside a foreigner who was struggling with one of our complicated guide-books, and was just about to start off in a wrong direction, it would be no intrusion if we leaned over and said to him, 'I fear, sir, that our barbarous language is not easily mastered by foreign scholars; but English is my native Tongue, and I belong to this country
Paul as a Controversialist - It is our incurable self-love that is the bitter root of all our controversies, whether those controversies are carried on by the Tongue, or by the pen, or by the sword
Canaanites - " It is agreed, that the Punic Tongue was nearly the same as the Canaanitish or Hebrew
Inspiration - in vested with His commission; and Nehemiah 9:30, "by Thy Spirit in Thy prophets"; and David (2 Samuel 23:2), "the Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, and His word was in my Tongue
Insects - They have a proboscis or Tongue, which may be more than twice the length of the rest of the body
Exodus, the Book of - No Hebrew born and brought up in Palestine from the Exodus down to Solomon would have had the knowledge of the Egyptian Tongue apparent in Exodus; and no author would have given the Egyptian words without explanation, had he not known that his readers would be equally familiar with them
Woman - in regard to womanly conduct are well summarized in the exhortation of Clement of Rome: ‘Let us guide our women toward that which is good: let them show forth their lovely disposition of purity; let them prove their sincere affection of gentleness; let them make manifest the moderation of their Tongue through their silence; let them show their love, not in factious preferences but without partiality towards all them that fear God, in holiness’ (ad Cor
Winter - the Divine Spirit, given to all that ask, James 1:5), manifested in works of love, is contrasted with wisdom of the Tongue in James 3
Minister, Ministration - Hebrews 2:9), and also to His receiving from man the undying homage of his heart, together with the confession of the Tongue that his highest ideal of human goodness and service is now realized in Jesus
Saul - What could have promised better than his strict silence to his inquiring uncle about his anointing by Samuel? Where a weaker man would have had his head turned and his Tongue loosed, Saul told his uncle that the stray asses were at last found; but of the matter of the kingdom he was strictly silent
Jesuits - In order to render any communication between them as difficult as possible, they industriously avoided giving the Indians any knowledge of the Spanish or of any other European language; but encouraged the different tribes which they had civilized to acquire a certain dialect of the Indian Tongue, and laboured to make that the universal language throughout their dominions
Miriam - And now see to what her wicked heart and her wicked Tongue have brought her
Heman - Before I do that may my Tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth
Joseph - Be sure your company is as full of you as you are of yourself before you again give the reins to your galloping Tongue
Palestine - ...
Thirty miles down the eastern side, a peninsula, the Lisan, or the “Tongue,” juts into the sea
Peter (2) - He could read and write, and had considerable acquaintance with the Greek Tongue as spoken in Galilee. The explanation of the descent of the Tongues of flame at Pentecost is given by him (Acts 2:14 ff
Matthew, the Gospel According to - The Syriac version of the second century is demonstrably made, not from its kindred Tongue the Hebrew, but from the Greek Matthew; this to too in the country next Judea where Matthew wrote, and with which there was the freest communication
Canaan - The Canaanites acquired the Semitic Tongue through Semitic and Hamitic races intermingling
Calvinists - ...
And they sang a new song, saying, Thou art worthy; for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, out of every kindred, and Tongue, and people, and nation
Gospel - The Greek language crossed geographic and cultural barriers to provide a common Tongue for government and commerce
Faith - By a variety of prepositional constructions, the Greek Tongue, imperfectly followed in such refinements by our own, strives to represent the variety of attitude and bearing in which faith stands towards its Object
Paul as a Pastor - We are ashamed, down to this day, to see Paul compelled to defend his apostleship and himself from such Tongues and such pens; from such whisperers and such back-biters. Yea, ye yourselves know that these hands-and as he held them up, the assembled elders saw a Tongue of truth in every seam and scar that covered them-these hands have ministered to all my own necessities, and to them that were with me
Sarah - O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted; no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every Tongue that shall rise in judgment against thee shalt thou condemn
Demon, Demoniacal Possession, Demoniacs - Unlike angels, who understand only Hebrew (the ‘holy Tongue’ לָשׁוֹן הַקָרשׁ), demons can understand all languages, for they are active among the Gentiles as well as among the Jews, whereas angels restrict their activity among men to the children of Abraham
Solomon - Bacon, like Solomon, put Tongues into trees and made them speak proverbs. Dreams at Gibeon, building of temples and kings' houses, largeness of heart, gifts of prophecy, a Tongue of men and angels, proverbs and songs and Songs of songs-all is vanity if there is not along with it all constant repentance, daily self-denial, and a heart more and more perfect with God
Word - In this sense the Tongue has the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21 ): the mouth of a fool will bring him to ruin (Proverbs 10:14 ; 13:3 ), but the one who controls what he says is wise and virtuous (James 3:1-12 )
Jeremiah - Thou tremblest, and the whiteness in thy cheekIs apter than thy Tongue to tell thine errand
David - in His Races - I would fain begin with David's faith, were it not that there is no word in all our Tongue that carries less meaning and less vision to most people's minds and hearts than just this so frequent sound-faith
Jacob - And then the whole blackness and utter abominableness of detraction and calumny and slander breaks out upon us, till we cut out our Tongue rather than ever again so employ it
Ahithophel - It was our bad temper, our bad Tongue, our want of thought, our want of love, our want of patience, our want of humility that threw this old ally and that old adviser, this able man and that rich man, into the opposite camp
Preaching - Sermons in those days were all in the vulgar Tongue: the Greeks preached in Greek, the Latins in Latin
Letters - It is a curious fact, that in our day a Cherokee chief has actually invented an alphabet, and that in the process he commenced with a pictorial representation of animals which uttered sounds somewhat like those of his own Tongue; which thought seems not to have entered into the picture writing of the ancients, whose delineations spoke wholly to the eye, and not at all to the ear. Men were not then, as many moderns have supposed, a race of babies, able only to ask for what they needed to eat and drink, or childishly to play with; and we may therefore rest assured that they had a language so copious, and enunciations of ideas so various in their respective Tongues, that picture writing neither was nor could be adequate to their full expression
Omnipresence - We cannot see the present mind, the seat and principle of these qualities; yet the constant regular motion of the Tongue, the hand, and the whole body, (which are the instruments of our souls, as the material universe and all the various bodies in it are the instruments of the Deity,) will not suffer us to doubt that there is an intelligent and benevolent principle within the body which produces all these skilful motions and kind actions
Preaching - Apostolic preaching began with the command of Christ to the Twelve (Matthew 10:7, Mark 16:15; Mark 16:20); but it was after the bestowal of the Spirit at Pentecost as a ‘tongue of fire’ that this gift (χάρισμα) of inspired utterance became general in the early Church. In these spiritual communities meetings for edification were held, in which every one who had a ‘gift’-whether of prophecy or interpretation, or ‘tongues,’ or praise (1 Corinthians 14:26 f
Logia - συνεγράψατο) of the logia in the Hebrew (Aramaic?) Tongue, and every man translated them as he was able
Cures - The ears and the Tongue of the deaf-mute are touched, the blind man in one case is led out of the town, saliva is applied to his eyes, and the touch of the Lord’s hand; in the other the eyes are anointed and the patient is sent to a distant pool in the exercise of faith
Dependence - James), which was Jesus’ mother-tongue (cf
Plagues of Egypt - 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 make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel
Philo - To him Greek is his mother Tongue; his Bible is the Greek translation of the Pentateuch
Evil - , the Tongue, James 3:8 ; cf
Jesus Christ, Name And Titles of - Indeed, for them the divine name, YHWH, was given to Jesus, that every knee should bow to him and every Tongue confess that he is Lord (Philippians 2:9-11 ; cf
Sin - Despite his use of the term "flesh" ("sinful nature" in some translations), relatively few sins on the lists are sensual; most concern the mind or the Tongue (Romans 1:28-32 ; Galatians 5:19-21 )
Metaphor - too 1 Corinthians 14:4 : ‘He that speaketh in a Tongue edifieth (lit
Jesus Christ - " That we shall all be judged, we allow; but how do you prove that Christ shall be our Judge? Because, adds the apostle, it is written, "As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every Tongue shall confess to God, " Romans 14:10-11 , with Is
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - When Basil had laid his hands upon him being suddenly endowed with the knowledge of Syriac he said to Ephrem in that Tongue "O Lord bid him arise," upon which Ephrem answered in Greek "Save me and raise me up O God by Thy grace
Canon - Accordingly, the same word has been applied to the Tongue of a balance, or that small part which, by its perpendicular position, determines the even poise or weight, or, by its inclination, either, way, the uneven poise of the things which are weighed
Palestine - Although many of the Jews adopted the Greek Tongue, there was a staunch puritan party who rigidly set their faces against all such Gentile contaminations
Mark, Gospel According to - ’...
Here Papias vindicates Mark from in accuracy and from errors of omission as far as his knowledge went, but finds fault with his chronological order, which was due to his being dependent only on Peter’s oral teaching, He was Peter’s ‘interpreter’ a phrase which may mean that he translated Peter’s words into a foreign Tongue during the Apostle’s lifetime, as a dragoman, or that, being Peter’s disciple, he made the Apostle’s teaching widely known through his written Gospel
Hell - And some were there hanging by the Tongue: these were those who blasphemed the way of righteousness, and under them was fire burning and punching them
Preaching - Sermons in those days were all in the vulgar Tongue
Mark, Gospel According to - xxiv) that he was the secretary or dragoman who translated Peter’s words into a foreign Tongue during the Apostle’s lifetime
Hell - And some were there hanging by the Tongue: these were those who blasphemed the way of righteousness, and under them was fire burning and punching them
Proverbs - —It is a saying of the Rabbis that ‘the Law spoke in the Tongue of the children of men
Money - ‘tongue’) of gold ’ which Achan appropriated from the loot of Jericho ( Joshua 7:21 ) was probably such a thin bar of gold
Hebrews - Paul was well acquainted with that language, for he was brought up at Jerusalem, and "at the feet of Gamaliel;" and when he had visited that city, he had addressed the Jewish multitude, who were excited against him, in their native Tongue, Acts 22:1-2
Gospel (2) - It must be stated in modern phraseology, that men may hear it in their own Tongue and understand it
Magi - … this concern arose in (the minds of) men acquainted with the Holy Books; and through the pains of the great men in various places this history was sought for and found and written in the Tongue of those who took this care
Boyhood - If only the mother-tongue was used, then the Scriptures were read (or verbally taught) in a Targum
Gregorius Nyssenus, Bishop of Nyssa - The people had grown hardened in heresy, and were as brutish and barbarous in their lives as in their Tongue
Dream (2) - His zeal burns no more hot against the prophet that ‘hath a dream’ than against him that ‘hath the Lord’s word’ (Jeremiah 23:28); no more against those that cry, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed,’ than against those who ‘take their Tongue and say, He saith’ (Jeremiah 23:25; Jer_23:31)
New Testament - the version which supplanted all former versions in the then common Tongue, Latin, and came into common use), made A
Egypt - An Arab or Semitic element of race and language is added to the Nigritian in forming the Egyptian people and their Tongue
Hilarius (7) Pictaviensis, Saint - Hilary who was an eloquent man set forth in his book the dogmas of the Homoousion in the Latin Tongue
Materialism - If men would but seriously look into themselves, the soul would not appear to them as a faculty of the body, or a kind of appurtenance to it, but rather as some substance, properly placed in it, not only to use it as an instrument, and act by it, but also to govern it, or the parts of it, as the Tongue, hands, feet, &c, according to its own reason
Christianity - Humanity, meekness, gentleness, placability, disinterestedness, and charity are all as clearly and solemnly enjoined as the grosser vices are prohibited; and on the unruly Tongue itself is impressed "the law of kindness
Moses - To assist him, also, in his arduous mission, when Moses had represented that he was "not eloquent, but slow of speech," and of a slow or stammering Tongue, God inspired Aaron, his elder brother, to go and meet Moses in the wilderness, to be his spokesman to the people, Exodus 4:1-31 , and his prophet to Pharaoh; while Moses was to be a god to both, as speaking to them in the name, or by the authority, of God himself, Exodus 7:1-2
Old Testament (ii. Christ as Student And Interpreter of). - The people will always read a book like the Bible by preference in their own Tongue, and its language will naturally be most familiar to them in that form, but they can at will translate it into English, though that English may not, and very likely will not, agree verbally with the version in use
Poet - When He addresses the dead damsel in the homely Aramaic Tongue (Mark 5:41), we have the same tone in which a northern peasant of our own land might say ‘Lassie!’ Nor can we omit those words which must have seemed to the disciple to whom they were spoken to gather up together all the tenderness of boyish memories with that of grown man’s patient suffering, ‘When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not’ (John 21:18)
Hermas, Known as the Shepherd - On the other hand, if the book be true history, it is very much to the point that Hermas should get a revelation, directing his wife to keep her Tongue in better order, and his children to pay more respect to their parents; nor need we suppose Hermas guilty of dishonesty in thus turning his gift of prophecy to the advantage of his family comfort; for nothing can be more natural than that the thoughts which troubled his waking moments should present themselves in his visions
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - Paul, who afterwards addressed them in their own Tongue (Homil
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - " "It must be," said Dioscorus in answer; "if my Tongue were to be cut out for it, I would still say so
Jews - The Greek Tongue became more common among them, and Grecian manners and opinions were soon introduced