My brethren, let not many be masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man and able also to bridle the whole body.
Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us, and we turn about their whole body.
Behold also the ships, which though they be so great and are driven by fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the helmsman pleases.
Even so the tongue is a little member and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a wood a little fire kindleth!
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.