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1 Let not many of you be teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive heavier judgment. 1 Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
2 For in many things we all stumble. If anyone doesn't stumble in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also. 2 We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check.
3 Indeed, we put bits into the horses' mouths so that they may obey us, and we turn about their whole body. 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal.
4 Behold, the ships also, though they are so big and are driven by fierce winds, are yet turned about by a very small rudder, wherever the pilot desires. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.
5 So the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how much wood is kindled by how small a fire! 5 Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
6 And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehinnom. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
7 For every kind of animal, bird, creeping thing, and thing in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind. 7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man,
8 But nobody can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 8 but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God. 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness.
10 Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.
11 Does a spring send forth from the same opening fresh and bitter water? 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water. 12 My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show his deeds done in gentleness of wisdom by his good life. 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic. 15 Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.
16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in shalom by those who make shalom. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.