James 3:10

10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.

James 3:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
ESV
10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
NLT
10 And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!
MSG
10 Curses and blessings out of the same mouth!
CSB
10 Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things should not be this way.

James 3:10 Meaning and Commentary

James 3:10

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing
Which is not only a contradiction, but unnatural, as well as wicked and sinful:

my brethren, these things ought not so to be:
in any, and much less in professors of religion: such things are unbecoming men, are a scandal upon human nature, and exceeding unworthy of the Christian name; see ( Psalms 50:16 Psalms 50:19 Psalms 50:20 ) .

James 3:10 In-Context

8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.
10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.