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James Chapter 3

James 3:1 My brothers, let not many become teachers, knowing that we will receive a greater judgment.

James 3:2 For we all stumble in many things. If any man stumble not in word, the same is a mature man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

James 3:3 Behold, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us; and we turn around their whole body.

James 3:4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned around with a very small rudder, wherever the pilot wants.

James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, yet boasts great things. Behold how great a matter a little fire kindles.

James 3:6 For the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by Gehenna.

James 3:7 For every kind of beast, and bird, and serpent, and things in the sea, is subdued, and has been subdued by human nature:

James 3:8 but the tongue no man can subdue; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

James 3:9 With it we bless God, even the Father; and with it we curse men, who are made according to the likeness of God.

James 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things should not be.

James 3:11 Does a fountain send out at the same place sweet water and bitter?

James 3:12 Can the fig tree, my brothers, bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? Thus no fountain can provide both sweet and bitter.

James 3:13 Who is the wise man and understanding among you? Let him display by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.

James 3:14 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the reality.

James 3:15 This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic.

James 3:16 Therefore where envying and strife exist, there is confusion and every evil work.

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, without favoritism, full of mercy and good fruits, and without hypocrisy.

James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by them that make peace.