Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3956: lashown (pronounced law-shone')

or lashon {law-shone'}; also (in plural) feminine lshonah {lesh-o-naw'}; from 3960; the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water):--+ babbler,bay, + evil speaker, language, talker, tongue, wedge.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:

ׁ / ׁ / ׁ

lâshôn / leshônâh

1) tongue

1a) tongue (of men)

1a1) tongue (literal)

1a2) tongue (organ of speech)

1b) language

1c) tongue (of animals)

1d) tongue (of fire)

1e) wedge, bay of sea (tongue-shaped)

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from H3960


This word is used 116 times:

Genesis 10:5: "of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations."
Genesis 10:20: "are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries,"
Genesis 10:31: "are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands,"
Exodus 4:10: "since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech,"
Exodus 11:7: "shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast:"
Deuteronomy 28:49: "as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;"
Joshua 7:21: "shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight,"
Joshua 7:24: "of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen,"
Joshua 10:21: "none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel."
Joshua 15:2: "from the shore of the salt sea, the bay that looketh southward:"
Joshua 15:5: "And their border in the north quarter was from the bay was from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part"
Joshua 18:19: "were at the north bay of the salt sea at the south"
Judges 7:5: "lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set"
2 Samuel 23:2: "spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue."
Nehemiah 13:24: "not in the Jews' language, but according to the language of each people."
Esther 1:22: "every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language, that every man"
Esther 1:22: "man should bear rule in his own house, and that it should be published according to the language of every people."
Esther 3:12: "the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people"
Esther 8:9: "provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to"
Esther 8:9: "thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language."
Job 5:21: "Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction"
Job 6:30: "Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern"
Job 15:5: "uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue"
Job 20:12: "in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;"
Job 20:16: "the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay"
Job 27:4: "speak wickedness, nor my tongue deceit."
Job 29:10: "The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth."
Job 33:2: "now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken"
Job 41:1: "Canst thou draw out leviathan with a hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?"
Psalms 5:9: "is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue."
Psalms 10:7: "and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity."
Psalms 12:3: "all flattering lips, and the tongue proud things:"
Psalms 12:4: "Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who"
Psalms 15:3: "He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth to his neighbor,"
Psalms 22:15: "My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; me into the dust"
Psalms 31:20: "of man: thou shalt keep them secretly from the strife of tongues."
Psalms 34:13: "Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile."
Psalms 35:28: " And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day"
Psalms 37:30: "of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh"
Psalms 39:1: "I will take heed that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle,"
Psalms 39:3: "the fire burned: I with my tongue,"
Psalms 45:1: "speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer."
Psalms 50:19: "Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit."
Psalms 51:14: "me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue of thy righteousness."
Psalms 52:2: " Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working"
Psalms 52:4: "devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue."
Psalms 55:9: "Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen and strife"
Psalms 57:4: "whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword."
Psalms 64:3: "Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, words:"
Psalms 64:8: " So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away."

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