My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
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.
Behold, we put bits in the mouths of horses, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
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.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter 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.