3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal.

Read James 3:3 Using Other Translations

Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.
We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth.