It is amazing how often our “lips” (8193) get us in trouble. It is expressed in different ways. James talks about the tongue.
(James 3:6 KJV) 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.Jesus taught that the “wicked” (evil NASB) (7141a) behavior came from the heart, through the mouth.
(Matthew 15:18 KJV) But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.The point is that we need to learn to control what we say. It is assumed that we must first make sure that our heart has been made right. We call that regeneration. Then we can do something about the things that come out.
So? Is your heart right? Is your mouth right? One reflects the other, or it should.