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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.

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Tongue'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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