Romans 3:13

Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
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AD 400
Already chained to evil, they wanted if possible to devour the good, so that just as a sepulchre is open to receive corpses, so their throat is open to devour the good…. The words of men are like tiny mice. They speak in order to deceive, and just as poison flows from the lips of a serpent, so trickery and deceit flow from their lips. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
Their feet are swift to shed blood, destruction and misery are in their ways, who have not known the way of peace; neither is the fear of God before their eyes."

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
"Anger has been prohibited, our spirits retained, the petulance of the hand checked, the poison of the tongue

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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