James 3:1-7 NRS

1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, a for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

References for James 3:1

    • n 3:1 - Gk [brothers]
      2 For all of us make many mistakes. Anyone who makes no mistakes in speaking is perfect, able to keep the whole body in check with a bridle.
      3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we guide their whole bodies.
      4 Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.
      5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire!
      6 And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, b and is itself set on fire by hell. c

      References for James 3:6

        • o 3:6 - Or [wheel of birth]
        • p 3:6 - Gk [Gehenna]
          7 For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species,