The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
“Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
“He has blinded their eyes
and hardened their hearts,
so they can neither see with their eyes,
nor understand with their hearts,
nor turn—and I would heal them.”
Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him. Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved human praise more than praise from God.
those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.
She is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are pleasant ways,
and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those
those who hold her fast will be blessed.
but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!