James 3:1-6 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 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 offend. If any man offendeth not in word, the same [is] a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. 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 Behold, we put bits in the mouths of horses, 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 also the ships, which though they are so great, and [are] driven by fierce winds, yet they are turned about with a very small helm, withersoever the governor willeth. 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 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 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, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire from hell. 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.