Scripture_The Untamable Tongue

Jas 3:1  My brothers, do not be many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
Jas 3:2  For in many things we all offend. If anyone does not offend in word, the same is a full-grown man, able also to bridle the whole body.
Jas 3:3  Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, so that they may obey us, and we turn about their whole body.
Jas 3:4  Behold also the ships being so great, and driven by fierce winds, yet they are turned about with a very small rudder, where the impulse of him steering desires.
Jas 3:5  Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. Behold how little a fire kindles how large a forest!
Jas 3:6  And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. So the tongue is set among our members, spotting all the body and inflaming the course of nature, and being inflamed by hell.
Jas 3:7  For every kind of animals, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of sea-animals, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind.
Jas 3:8  But no one can tame the tongue, it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Jas 3:9  By this we bless God, even the Father. And by this we curse men, who have come into being according to the image of God.
Jas 3:10  Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
Jas 3:11  Does a fountain send forth at the same hole the sweet and the bitter?
Jas 3:12  Can the fig tree, my brothers, bear olive berries; or a vine, figs? So no fountain can yield both salt water and fresh.

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