Power of the Tongue

Book Title: Christeliicken waerseggher : de principale stucken van t'christen geloof en Leuen int cort begrijpende. Met een rolle der deugtsaemheyt daer op dienende. Ende een schildt-wacht teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, etc. / Deur den e. Heer P. Ioannes David, priester der Societeijt Iesu

Author: David, Jan, 1545?-1613

Image Title: Power of the Tongue

Description: A sword emerges from a man's mouth and curves back to pierce his own chest, while two others look on. In the background, two men embrace, one holding a mask and the other a knife and purse. The Latin superscription reads, "The mouth that lies, kills the soul Wis. 1" (wisdom 1:11) and the text below, "Is it lawful to conceal a sham by lying? The lying mouth slaughters the soul with a sword of speech.".

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