1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.a

References for James 3:1

    • j 3:1 - condemnation: or, judgment
      2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
      4 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 matterb a little fire kindleth!

      References for James 3:5

        • k 3:5 - a matter: or, wood
          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 coursec of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

          References for James 3:6

            • l 3:6 - course: Gr. wheel
              7 For every kindd of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind*:

              References for James 3:7

                • m 3:7 - kind: Gr. nature
                  11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same placee sweet water and bitter?

                  References for James 3:11

                    • n 3:11 - place: or, hole
                      13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
                      15 This wisdom descendeth* not from above, but is earthly, sensual,f devilish.

                      References for James 3:15

                        • o 3:15 - sensual: or, natural
                          16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusiong and every evil work.

                          References for James 3:16

                            • p 3:16 - confusion: Gr. tumult, unquietness
                              17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure*, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality,h and without hypocrisy.

                              References for James 3:17

                                • q 3:17 - partiality: or, wrangling
                                  18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.