James 3:1-7 NLT

1 Dear brothers and sisters, a not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged by God with greater strictness.

References for James 3:1

    • k 3:1 - Greek <I>brothers;</I> also in 3:10.
      2 We all make many mistakes, but those who control their tongues can also control themselves in every other way.
      3 We can make a large horse turn around and go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth.
      4 And a tiny rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot wants it to go, even though the winds are strong.
      5 So also, the tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do. A tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.
      6 And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is full of wickedness that can ruin your whole life. It can turn the entire course of your life into a blazing flame of destruction, for it is set on fire by hell itself.
      7 People can tame all kinds of animals and birds and reptiles and fish,