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To “open the lips” is to begin to speak (Job 11:5).
The “fruit of the lips” (Hebrews 13:15) is praise.
To “shoot out the lip” is to manifest scorn and defiance (Ps. 22:7).
Many similar forms of expression are found in Scripture.
Besides its literal sense (Isa. 37:29, etc.), “lip” is used in the original (saphah) metaphorically for an edge or border, as of…