You may have an outward form of godliness,
whereby you think yourself to be righteous before the Lord;
yet your selfishly unbridled and biting communication gives you away,
outwardly revealing that you are carnal and ungodly in character.
Indeed, to be truly righteous before the Lord,
you must repent with a broken and contrite heart
of that selfishly unbridled and biting communication.
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue,
but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
1 Corinthians 3:3
For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions,
are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things?
For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things:
and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips,
and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:
for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.