James 3:1

“My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for James 3:1

My brethren, bee not many masters, knowing that we shall receiue the greater condemnation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let not many {of you} become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be not many `of you' teachers, my brethren, knowing that we shall receive heavier judgment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not all be teachers, my brothers, because we teachers will be judged more hardly than others.
- Basic English Bible

Be not many teachers, my brethren, knowing that we shall receive greater judgment.
- Darby Bible

My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
- Webster's Bible

Do not be eager, my brethren, for many among you to become teachers; for you know that we teachers shall undergo severer judgement.
- Weymouth Bible

Let not many of you be teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive heavier judgment.
- World English Bible

Mi britheren, nyle ye be maad many maistris, witynge that ye taken the more doom.
- Wycliffe Bible

Many teachers become not, my brethren, having known that greater judgment we shall receive,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for James 3:1

Wesley's Notes for James 3:1

3:1 Be not many teachers - Let no more of you take this upon you than God thrusts out; seeing it is so hard not to offend in speaking much. Knowing that we - That all who thrust themselves into the office. Shall receive greater condemnation - For more offences. St. James here, as in several of the following verses, by a common figure of speech, includes himself: we shall receive, - we offend, - we put bits, - we curse - None of which, as common sense shows, are to be interpreted either of him or of the other apostles.

People's Bible Notes for James 3:1

Jas 3:1 The Control of the Tongue SUMMARY OF JAMES 3: Aspiring to Teachership. The Power of the Tongue. Its Untamable Nature. Its Contradictory Uses. Wisdom Shown in Its Proper Control. The Wisdom from Above Described. My brethren, be not many masters. Do not many of you seek to be teachers. The office of public teaching in the church is meant. Knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. Those who profess to teach others will be judged more strictly than those of humbler professions. See Mt 7:1. Of those who have much, much is required. See Lu 12:48. A lesson is to be given on the tongue. He who teaches will be held strictly to account for the manner in which he uses it.

Discussion for James 3

    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


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