Matthew 12:34
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.
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Matthew 3:7
But when John saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his place of baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

Matthew 23:33
You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape the sentence of hell?

Luke 3:7
Then John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

John 8:44
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

1 John 3:10
By this the children of God are distinguished from the children of the devil: Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is anyone who does not love his brother.


1 Samuel 24:13
As the old proverb says, 'Wickedness proceeds from the wicked.' But my hand will never be against you.

Psalm 10:6, 7
He says to himself, "I shall not be moved; from age to age I am free of distress." . . .

Psalm 52:2-5
Your tongue devises destruction like a sharpened razor, O worker of deceit. . . .

Psalm 53:1
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and vile in their ways; there is no one who does good.

Psalm 64:3, 5
who sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their bitter words like arrows, . . .

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

Psalm 140:2, 3
who devise evil in their hearts and stir up war all day long. . . .

Isaiah 32:6
For a fool speaks foolishness; his mind plots iniquity. He practices ungodliness and speaks falsely about the LORD; He leaves the hungry empty and deprives the thirsty of drink.

Isaiah 59:4, 14
No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case honestly. They rely on empty pleas; they tell lies; they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity. . . .

Jeremiah 7:2-5
"Stand in the gate of the house of the LORD and proclaim this message: 'Hear the word of the LORD, all you people of Judah who enter through these gates to worship the LORD. . . .

Romans 3:10-14
As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one. . . .

James 3:5-8
In the same way, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it boasts of great things. Consider how small a spark sets a great forest ablaze. . . .


Luke 6:45
The good man brings good things out of the good treasure of his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil treasure of his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Brood of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

International Standard Version
You children of serpents! How can you say anything good when you are evil? The mouth speaks about what overflows from the heart.

NET Bible
Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say anything good, since you are evil? For the mouth speaks from what fills the heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Offspring of vipers! How can you who are evil speak good things? For from the fulness of the heart the mouth speaks.
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