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James 3

NLT 1 Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged by God with greater strictness. NIV 1 Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. NLT 2 We all make many mistakes, but those who control their tongues can also control themselves in every other way. NIV 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. NLT 3 We can make a large horse turn around and go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. NIV 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. NLT 4 And a tiny rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot wants it to go, even though the winds are strong. NIV 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. NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 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. NIV 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. NLT 7 People can tame all kinds of animals and birds and reptiles and fish, NIV 7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, NLT 8 but no one can tame the tongue. It is an uncontrollable evil, full of deadly poison. NIV 8 but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. NLT 9 Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it breaks out into curses against those who have been made in the image of God. NIV 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. NLT 10 And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right! NIV 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. NLT 11 Does a spring of water bubble out with both fresh water and bitter water? NIV 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? NLT 12 Can you pick olives from a fig tree or figs from a grapevine? No, and you can't draw fresh water from a salty pool. NIV 12 My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. NLT 13 If you are wise and understand God's ways, live a life of steady goodness so that only good deeds will pour forth. And if you don't brag about the good you do, then you will be truly wise! NIV 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. NLT 14 But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your hearts, don't brag about being wise. That is the worst kind of lie. NIV 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. NLT 15 For jealousy and selfishness are not God's kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and motivated by the Devil. NIV 15 Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. NLT 16 For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and every kind of evil. NIV 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. NLT 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no partiality and is always sincere. NIV 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. NLT 18 And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness. NIV 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.