James 3:11

“Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Doeth a fountaine send foorth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Does a fountain send out from the same opening {both} fresh and bitter {water?}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Doth the fountain send forth from the same opening sweet `water' and bitter?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Does the fountain send from the same outlet sweet and bitter water?
- Basic English Bible

Does the fountain, out of the same opening, pour forth sweet and bitter?
- Darby Bible

Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
- Webster's Bible

In a fountain, are fresh water and bitter sent forth from the same opening?
- Weymouth Bible

Does a spring send out from the same opening fresh and bitter water?
- World English Bible

Whether a welle of the same hoole bringith forth swete and salt watir?
- Wycliffe Bible

doth the fountain out of the same opening pour forth the sweet and the bitter?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for James 3:11

Jas 3:11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet [water] and bitter? In nature such incongruity is not shown. A fountain does not give out two kinds of waters.

Discussion for James 3

  • JoAnn Hutcherson
    This chapter, James 3, speaks volumes. Unless lead by the Spirit, it is best to keep still and watch with prayer. In today's world, it's very easy to become enemies; however, the Word says, " Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" It hurts to know you can go so long 'thinking' you have something special, and don't. If we never understand LOVE, we are yet deceived.
  • David Delp
    I Love the Lord so much and I try and pray so hard to do what's right but this big mouth of mine sure gets me back down on them knees real fast. David Delp

  • Gregory
    It is very true that the tongue can destroy a body. We must strive to ensure that what we speak edifies the hearer and shows God's glory in us. As such, the speaker will be blessed as a beacon of light.
  • JM
    James 3 is a reminder for all of us children of God on how we should use our tounge. Sometimes we hurt people not with actions but with words. Word is more painful than action. This chapter also gives us idea if the knowledge that we have is from obove or from evil one. This is veer crucial in making decission in life, family, community, and in church.. God bless us all
  • John-Baptist Yennah for verse 2
    We are to realize that words are powerful, they are seeds sown in the hearts and minds of the hearer they can make or destroy the recipient.Therefore if our words edifices or minister grace to the hearer then we are walking in maturity.
  • Brianna for verse 17
    Wisdom is the application of knowledge. If we possess the wisdom Of God then these are some of the qualities that should be ready be seen in us By others. Our association is pure, we are reasonable in our dealings, we pursue peace with others, and we are merciful In actions to assist others.

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