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James 3:5-10 (New American Standard)

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5 So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it 1boasts of great things. 2See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! 6 And 3the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which 4defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our alife, and is set on fire by b5hell. 7 For every cspecies of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human drace. 8 But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of 6deadly poison. 9 With it we bless 7our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, 8who have been made in the likeness of God; 10 from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.
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