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

  • Ricky Termain
    Awesome Chapter especially chapter 3verse3 awesome..
  • BSP
    Even though the tongue is such a small member of the human body, we can not tame it. We are all imperfect and so we will all say imperfect things. We must work hard to try and control our tongue the best we can.
  • Irene123
    The tongue can no MAN tame - but the Lord Jesus can -IF one follows Acts 2:38 and allows the Holy Ghost (spirit of Jesus) to live in us. THAT'S where true Christians get their power. And not hanging around old sinner friends, but PRAYING for them and letting them feel His love in you in witnessing to them.
  • Bruce
    Rev.Miller: This man is not Christian. for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. The tree is known by their fruit. Matthew12:33-34. V 37: for by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words Thou shalt be condemned. Called: John6: 44; forgiving 1John1:9; Baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire Matthew 3:11. "You will know"! Impossible not to know! 2Corinthians 5:17.
  • Rev Franklin Miller
    Please, readers, doe NOT use verse 8 as as a scripture that allows you to use foul language. As a minister, I've heard this verse used to justify a fellow Christian man who cursed quite frequently. Try and explain this reasoning to the Lord when you meet Him on Judgement Day. Better get it right down here because you won't have the chance up there. Merry Christmas and a safe prosperous New Year!!!
  • 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.

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