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

  • Sonny
    as a new Christian, I love the book of James, I try to live my life the way he would
  • 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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