James 3:1-6 TMB

1 My brethren, let not many be masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
2 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.
3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us, and we turn about their whole body.
4 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.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a wood a little fire kindleth!
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.