James 3

Lay Bible

1. Not many of you should become teachers, my brethren, knowing that greater condemnation shall we receive.
2. For many of us err. If any one in his speech does not err, he is a perfect man, able to bridle and govern the whole of his body.
3. See ye those horses with those bridle we put on their mouths for us to control them, and the whole of their body we direct [by] ourselves.
4. See ye also those ships that are mighty, even though by violent tempestuous winds they are driven, they are directed by a small lever to whithersoever the impulse of the sailor intends .
5. Even so the tongue is a little part, yet it boasts great things. Ye see [how] a small fire burns up a great forest.
6. Indeed the tongue is a fire, the world of unrighteousness. In similar manner the tongue is set in our members such that it [can] defile the whole body, and set on fire the wheel of generations, and set them ablaze with hell.
7. For every kind of beasts and birds, not only creeping creatures but also those [creatures] of the sea are tamed and has been tamed by this nature of man.
8. But the tongue, no one has power among men to tame; it is unrestrainably evil, full of death carrying poison.
9. By it we bless our God and Father, and by it we curse those that are of mankind, those who have been made in the likeness of God.
10. Out of the same mouth go forth blessing and curse. It ought not, my brethren, to be so.
11. Does the fountain, gush forth from the same opening, the sweet and the bitter?
12. It is not possible my brethren, [for] the fig tree to make olives; nor a vine tree, figs: nor for a spring to produce salt and sweet water.
13. Who is wise and intelligent among you, let him prove by good behaviour, those works of his with meekness of wisdom.
14. But if you have bitter jealousy and strife in your hearts, glory ye not and lie ye not against the truth.
15. This is not that wisdom that came down from above, but is earthly, soulish , demonic.
16. For wherever jealousy and strife is, therein are tumult and every foul practice .
17. But the wisdom from above is firstly true, pure, then peaceable, appropriate, persuadable, full of compassion and good fruits, without partiality and void of hypocrisy.
18. And its fruit of righteousness is sown with peace by those who make peace.

Started translation 8:52 am 13th May, 2017, Completed 15:30 pm 14th May, 2017.