James 3:7

“For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For euery kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For every kind of beasts and birds, of creeping things and things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed by mankind.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For every sort of beast and bird and every living thing on earth and in the sea has been controlled by man and is under his authority;
- Basic English Bible

For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and of sea animals, is tamed and has been tamed by the human species;
- Darby Bible

For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of animals in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed by mankind:
- Webster's Bible

For brute nature under all its forms--beasts and birds, reptiles and fishes--can be subjected and kept in subjection by human nature.
- Weymouth Bible

For every kind of animal, bird, creeping thing, and thing in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind.
- World English Bible

And al the kynde of beestis, and of foulis, and of serpentis, and of othere is chastisid, and tho ben maad tame of mannus kinde; but no man mai chastise the tunge,
- Wycliffe Bible

For every nature, both of beasts and of fowls, both of creeping things and things of the sea, is subdued, and hath been subdued, by the human nature,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 3:7


3:7 Every kind - The expression perhaps is not to be taken strictly. Reptiles - That is, creeping things.


People's Bible Notes for James 3:7


Jas 3:7 Every kind of beasts. "Every nature of beasts", literally. Four orders are named: beasts, or quadrupeds, birds, serpents, reptiles, in the Greek "creeping things", things in the sea, or fishes. All of these have been subjected and controlled.

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