As usual, not too much in the way of comment… just showing some of the connections that I see in scripture concerning “the serpent” (that is satan, the devil), the “tongue” of the “wicked” (who have THEIR PART in the lake of fire which is THE SECOND DEATH) and the “carnal mind” and that which has “the power of death”
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Psa 58:3-6 The WICKED are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, SPEAKING LIES. Their poison is like the poison of A SERPENT: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely. Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
Jon 8:44 Ye are of your father THE DEVIL, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer FROM THE BEGINNING, and abode not in the truth, because there is NO TRUTH IN HIM. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for HE IS A LIAR, and the father of it.
Gen 4:8 And Cain talked with Abel HIS BROTHER: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel HIS BROTHER, and slew him.
1 John 3:15 Whosoever HATETH HIS BROTHER IS A MURDERER: and ye know that NO MURDER hath ETERNAL LIFE abiding in him.
1 John 4:20 If a man SAY, I love God, and hateth his brother, HE IS A LIAR: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Isa 26:21- Isa 27:1 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. IN THAT DAY the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish LEVIATHAN the piercing serpent, even leviathan THAT crooked SERPENT; and he shall slay THE DRAGON that is IN THE SEA.
Mic 7:15-20 According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things. 16 The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf. 17 They shall lick the dust LIKE A SERPENT, they shall move out of their holes LIKE WORMS of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.
Gen 49:16-17 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be A SERPENT by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
Job 25:6 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?
Psa 22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
I am THE WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up THE SERPENT in the wilderness, even so must THE SON OF MAN be lifted up:
Pro 30:18-19 There be three things which are ((too wonderful)) for me, yea, ((four which I know not)): 19 THE WAY of an eagle IN THE AIR; THE WAY of A SERPENT UPON A ROCK; THE WAY of a ship IN THE MIDST OF THE SEA; and THE WAY of A MAN WITH A MAID.
Christ to the Pharisees:
Mat 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Christ to His disciples:
10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Mar 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Heb 1:7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels SPIRITS, and his ministers A FLAME OF FIRE.
More on the SERPENT:
Isa 14:29-32 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and HIS FRUIT shall be A FIERY FLYING SERPENT. 30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant. 31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north A SMOKE, and none shall be alone in his appointed times. 32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD HATH FOUND ZION, and THE POOR of his people shall trust in it.
Psa 140:1-3 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man; Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war. They have sharpened their TONGUES LIKE A SERPENT; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.
More on the TONGUES of the WICKED:
Rev 3:17 Because thou SAYEST, I AM RICH, and INCREASED with goods, and have need of nothing; and KNOWEST NOT that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Jam 3:4-10 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5 Even so THE TONGUE is a little member, and BOASTETH great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And THE TONGUE IS A FIRE, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and IT IS SET ON FIRE OF HELL. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8 But THE TONGUE can no man tame; it is AN UNRULY EVIL, full of deadly poison. 9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Heb 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
1Ti 6:3-5 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings ~of men of~ corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded IS death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had THE POWER OF DEATH, that is, THE DEVIL;
Prov 18:21 DEATH and LIFE ARE IN the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Psa 52:2-5 Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3 Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. 4 Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue. 5 ((God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living.)) Selah.
Psa 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
Rom 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
Zec 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
Rom 10:8-10 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Act 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Mat 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
1 John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
Let us not suffer as a murder (he who hateth his brother)
1 Peter 4:12-19 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on THEIR part he is evil spoken of, but on YOUR part he is glorified.
15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
Heb 12:6-8 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVETH. 7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
All Blessings in Christ!