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

Bible commentary

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

  • Tamar
    Amen the tongue can do two things it can save or it can destroy James said with the tongue we bless God then curse men sometimes with our tongue we say things we ought not to say that can hurt someone but when you have wisdom you are gonna think before you speak so with that being sad we must allow the holyghost to lead us and guide us so we don't fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
  • A disciple
    BSP; YES! When someone has it in their heart to take the lead, it is a good thing; and for the honor of that place we are to hearken to them and give them double honor, for their labor in the Word. But it is also imperative that they be pure and upright men, and really know of what they speak and teach, as the Lord demands greater from those to whom more is entrusted. Matt. 23:2-3 confirms this.
  • BSP
    Verse 1 shows that those men who are taking the lead have a greater responsibility before Jehovah God.
  • A disciple
    The Jews' "religion" is not of God! They are the descendant of those who slew the Heir, and seized control of God's vineyard for themselves; (Matthew 21:38; Mark 12:7; Luke 20:14). They are Israel's Rulers which CAUSE THEM TO ERR; for they themselves do not enter the kingdom of God, and they forbid and hinder everyone who does. They do not submit to God, are contrary to all, and do not please Him!
  • Insight777
    V12, Jesus taught James that 2 religions can not be 1 religion. Judaism does not morph into Christianity. They are completely different religions, defining God in completely different ways.
    The Jews will always fight. They will fight believing, regardless of what pain and suffering they cause, they are directed by God. If that was truth no one would know the name of Jesus.
  • Pam Davidson
    And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity

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