James 3:10

“Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing: my brethren, these things ought not so to be.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

from the same mouth come {both} blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

out of the same mouth cometh forth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Out of the same mouth comes blessing and cursing. My brothers, it is not right for these things to be so.
- Basic English Bible

Out of the same mouth goes forth blessing and cursing. It is not right, my brethren, that these things should be thus.
- Darby Bible

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
- Webster's Bible

Out of the same mouth there proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, this ought not to be.
- Weymouth Bible

Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
- World English Bible

Of the same mouth passith forth blessing and cursing. My britheren, it bihoueth not that these thingis be don so.
- Wycliffe Bible

out of the same mouth doth come forth blessing and cursing; it doth not need, my brethren, these things so to happen;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for James 3:10


Jas 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. These utterly inconsistent things come out of the same mouth.

Discussion for James 3

  • Pam Davidson
    And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity
  • A disciple
    Charles; I appreciate reading your post. Humility is always honest, and for us to wait on the Lord for His direction as to our service; this is great understanding. In Hebrews 11, the part where Paul talks about Moses; its interesting how Moses apparently had already some idea that God was going to use him to deliver Israel from Egypt; and he was called by God, the meekest of men: and he waited!
  • Wayne
    Abandon the laws of what?
  • Maria Sanabria
    I believed that James the Justice books are clear how we need to follow the laws. I really don't think that Jesus told us to abandon the laws.
  • Irene123
    Because the "wise as serpents" quote ISN'T a word for word EXACT quote - I pray someone doesn't jump all over me ............
  • Irene123
    Jas. 3:17 - " ... wisdom ..... is ... pure, peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy." Wisdom; we all desire to be wise; "be ye therefore wise as serpents but harmless as doves; wise in our speaking, thinking; but harmless in the same.

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