Matthew 12:34
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English Standard Version
You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

King James Bible
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

American Standard Version
Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

English Revised Version
Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Webster's Bible Translation
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.

Weymouth New Testament
O vipers' brood, how can you speak what is good when you are evil? For it is from the overflow of the heart that the mouth speaks.

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generation.

Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers...

Matthew 23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?

Luke 3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers...

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whoever does not righteousness is not of God...

how.

1 Samuel 24:13 As said the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceeds from the wicked: but my hand shall not be on you.

Psalm 10:6,7 He has said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity...

Psalm 52:2-5 The tongue devises mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully...

Psalm 53:1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that does good.

Psalm 64:3,5 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words...

Psalm 120:2-4 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue...

Psalm 140:2,3 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war...

Isaiah 32:6 For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD...

Isaiah 59:4,14 None calls for justice, nor any pleads for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief...

Jeremiah 7:2-5 Stand in the gate of the LORD's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all you of Judah...

Romans 3:10-14 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one...

James 3:5-8 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles!...

for.

Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good...

Cross References
1 Samuel 24:13
As the proverb of the ancients says, 'Out of the wicked comes wickedness.' But my hand shall not be against you.

Proverbs 4:23
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 16:23
The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips.

Isaiah 9:17
Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over their young men, and has no compassion on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is godless and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still.

Isaiah 32:6
For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the LORD, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink.

Matthew 3:7
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matthew 12:35
The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.

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