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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary


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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 .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Tongue'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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