Many teachers become not, my brethren, having known that greater judgment we shall receive,
for we all make many stumbles; if any one in word doth not stumble, this one [is] a perfect man, able to bridle also the whole body;
lo, the bits we put into the mouths of the horses for their obeying us, and their whole body we turn about;
lo, also the ships, being so great, and by fierce winds being driven, are led about by a very small helm, whithersoever the impulse of the helmsman doth counsel,
so also the tongue is a little member, and doth boast greatly; lo, a little fire how much wood it doth kindle!
and the tongue [is] a fire, the world of the unrighteousness, so the tongue is set in our members, which is spotting our whole body, and is setting on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by the gehenna.