For we all1stumble in many ways. 2Ifanyone does not stumble in awhat he says, he is a 3perfectman, able to 4bridle the wholebody as well.
3Now5if we put the bits into the horses'mouthsso that they will obey us, we direct their entirebody as well.
4Look at the shipsalso, though they are sogreat and are driven by strongwinds, are still directed by a verysmallrudderwherever the inclination of the pilotdesires.
5Soalso the tongue is a smallpart of the body, and yet it 6boasts of greatthings. 7Seehowgreat a forest is setaflame by such a smallfire!