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1 My brethren, bee not many masters, knowing that we shall receiue the greater condemnation.

2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

3 Behold, we put bittes in the horses mouthes, that they may obey vs, and we turne about their whole body.

4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driuen of fierce windes, yet are they turned about with a very small helme, whithersoeuer the gouernour listeth.

5 Euen so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things: behold, how great a matter a litle fire kindleth.

6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquitie: so is the tongue amongst our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire of hell.

7 For euery kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind.

8 But the tongue can no man tame, it is an vnruly euill, ful of deadly poyson.

9 Therewith blesse wee God, euen the Father: and therewith curse wee men, which are made after the similitude of God.

10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing: my brethren, these things ought not so to be.

11 Doeth a fountaine send foorth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

12 Can þe figtree, my brethren, beare oliue berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountaine both yeeld salt water & fresh.

13 Who is a wise man and indued with knowledge amongst you? let him shew out of a good conuersation his workes with meekenes of wisedome.

14 But if ye haue bitter enuying and strife in your hearts glory not, and lie not against the trueth.

15 This wisedome descendeth not from aboue, but is earthly, sensuall, deuilish.

16 For where enuying and strife is, there is confusion, and euery euill worke.

17 But the wisedome that is from aboue, is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easie to be intreated, full of mercy, and good fruits, without partialitie, and without hypocrisie.

18 And the fruit of righteousnesse is sowen in peace, of them that make peace.


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Melinda Gresham's James Chapter 3 comment about verse 3 on 2/22/2014, 10:26pm...

The bits in horses mouth cause pressure to sensitive mouth of the horse The pressure cause the horse to obey and can direct guide the body even to turn around if that s what the rider wants the horse to do However man does not have a small bit in his mouth controlled by God or anyone else but God created man a speaking spirit with his own will to make his choices in speech speaking with the tongue The words can speak life and or death to situations from the same small tongue and can come from the same all speaking spirits Summary The small bit s in the horses mouth is are directed by the rider and controls the horses bodily action while the small tongue in the mouth of man is directed by his own will and is sometimes uncontrollable The horses bit is a controller while the small tongue of man is uncontrollable


PASTOR BLISS NYIRENDA's James Chapter 3 comment about verse 1 on 2/22/2014, 8:23am...

James 3 1 urages the teachers preachers of the word to be serious with what they are talking about seen that they are feeding the right food to the church of God see Acts 20 28 Church was purchased with His own blood God We must serve with trembling heart


Betty Asantewaa Arthur's James Chapter 3 comment on 1/14/2014, 1:09pm...



BSP's James Chapter 3 comment about verse 8 on 10/22/2013, 12:14pm...

This verse is so true. There is no one who has been able to have perfect control of his or her tongue. We all say things that we later regret or say without even thinking. This is another sad consequence of the sin tht we inherited from our ancestors Adam and Eve.


Ciscokid's James Chapter 3 comment on 10/09/2013, 10:54pm...

5Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

The tongue can no man tame. This is why God choose tongues as evidence of receiving the Holy Ghost in Acts. To prove that ONLY God can tame the tongue.


Rae's James Chapter 3 comment about verse 16 on 8/13/2013, 4:23am...

I am surprised that so few ministers ever speak about the evilness of envy, emulation and rivalry in churches. It is one of the worst sins yet the least talked about. It pervades in christian circles, hence the need to address. It is very destructive and insidious.


Suzanne's James Chapter 3 comment about verse 8 on 8/01/2013, 5:14am...

There is so much truth in those words. More damage is done by thoughtless speech that can never be altered. How easy to fall into gossip or use a disparaging remark that causes pain to others. Would it not be better to try to find something good to say to really try to love one another. To really try to tame the tongue.


One's James Chapter 3 comment on 6/01/2013, 2:09pm...

I like how versus 18 tops off this chapter with a cherry: "And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace".

Where are mind is set on; determines, what he will allow us to go through, or what he will bless us with; to help us be like him, and react like him in every situation we face in are lives.

It's like God is saying to us " If you want me, than you will study the lamp that i have given to your feet, and then on your own power, try to follow it, without giving up". "And then will I pour on you, my Spirit, and be ONE with you.

It's like, in are prayer's we ask God to drive for us, in are metiphoric prayers to God, but as James 2:26 says; are faith without works is dead.


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