Direct Bible References
Extra direct Bible references which expands or explain the same commandment.
- Psalms 141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. (Author: 'David')
- James 3:1-12 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. (Author: 'James')
Indirect Bible References
Extra, more indirect Bible references, relating to the same commandment.
- Psalms 106:32-33 They angered him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips. (Author: 'Moses')
- Psalms 120:1-7 In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. (Author: 'Unknown')
- Micah 7:5 ¶ Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. (Author: 'Micah')
- Matthew 15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. (Author: 'Jesus')
OT Law Bible References
Old Testament Law Bible references which will relate to OT Commandments (Jewish tradition teached that there are 613 commandments or mitzvot in the Torah).
- Leviticus 22:32 Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the LORD which hallow you, (OT Law nr: '296', Rambam Title: 'To hallow G-d's name', Rambam Coding: 'CCA5' )
Wisdom Bible References
Wisdom Bible references will relate to one of the Wisdom Literare Books from the Old Testament.
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- Job 4:2
If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking? (Author: 'Friend of Job')
- Job 13:5
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom. (Author: 'Job')
- Job 19:29
Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment. (Author: 'Job')
- Proverbs 10:11
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. (Author: 'Solomon')
- Proverbs 10:19-21
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise. The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. (Author: 'Solomon')
- Proverbs 10:31-32
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness. (Author: 'Solomon')
- Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. (Author: 'Solomon')
- Proverbs 15:4
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. (Author: 'Solomon')
- Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. (Author: 'Solomon')
- Proverbs 17:27
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. (Author: 'Solomon')
- Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (Author: 'Solomon')
- Proverbs 29:20
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him. (Author: 'Solomon')
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- A related Bible reference to the commandment which is negative, something you should not do
- A related Bible reference to the commandment which is both positive and negative
- A related Bible reference to the commandment which is positive, something you should do or learn from
- A related Bible reference to the commandment which is not yet determined positive or negative
- Author: Indicates the known author from this Bible reference
- OT Law nr: Jewish tradition teached that there are 613 commandments or mitzvot in the Torah. We list the Number, based on a chronological order (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, Deuteronomium).
- Rambam Title: This is the commandment, as an interpretation of Rambam (commonly known as Maimonides)
- Rambam Coding: The coding refers to the commandments layout of Rambam. Rabbi Chafetz Chayim wrote a book with all the commandments which can still be observed today. The book is called 'The Concise Book of Mitzvoth'
- CCA means a positive mitzwe (which can now also be carried out outside of Israel).
- CCN is the negative mitzwe (which can now also be carried out outside of Israel).
- CCI means that this mitzvah can only be performed in the State of Israel.
Who came up with this "613 Mitzvot"?
Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, His full name was Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon. His name formed the acronym as "The Rambam" was born on the 14th of Nisan 4895 (30th March 1135) and he died on the 20th of Tevet of 4965 (Dec. 13 1204). The Rambam was one of the most saught after individuals of his time. Not only as a Halachic authority, but also within the secular world of kings and sultans, for his vast knowledge of secular medecines was outstanding. When writting the Mishna Torah, Ramban reviewed the Torah's Mitzvot, and he itemized them. He seperated the positive and negative mitzvot, listed them, all 613, and discussed them.