Parallel Bible results for James 3:1-12

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James 3:1-12

CEB 1 My brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers, because we know that we teachers will be judged more strictly. NRS 1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. CEB 2 We all make mistakes often, but those who don't make mistakes with their words have reached full maturity. Like a bridled horse, they can control themselves entirely. NRS 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. CEB 3 When we bridle horses and put bits in their mouths to lead them wherever we want, we can control their whole bodies. NRS 3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we guide their whole bodies. CEB 4 Consider ships: They are so large that strong winds are needed to drive them. But pilots direct their ships wherever they want with a little rudder. NRS 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. CEB 5 In the same way, even though the tongue is a small part of the body, it boasts wildly. Think about this: A small flame can set a whole forest on fire. NRS 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! CEB 6 The tongue is a small flame of fire, a world of evil at work in us. It contaminates our entire lives. Because of it, the circle of life is set on fire. The tongue itself is set on fire by the flames of hell. NRS 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, and is itself set on fire by hell. CEB 7 People can tame and already have tamed every kind of animal, bird, reptile, and fish. NRS 7 For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, CEB 8 No one can tame the tongue, though. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. NRS 8 but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison. CEB 9 With it we both bless the Lord and Father and curse human beings made in God's likeness. NRS 9 With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God. CEB 10 Blessing and cursing come from the same mouth. My brothers and sisters, it just shouldn't be this way! NRS 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so. CEB 11 Both fresh water and salt water don't come from the same spring, do they? NRS 11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and brackish water? CEB 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree produce olives? Can a grapevine produce figs? Of course not, and fresh water doesn't flow from a saltwater spring either. NRS 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers and sisters, yield olives, or a grapevine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh.