James 3 ©
1 We must not rashly take upon ourselves to reprove others. 2 The importance, difficulty, and duty, of governing the tongue. 13 True wisdom will shew itself in meekness, peaceableness, and charity, in opposition to strife and envying.
Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and eare driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor *listeth.
gAnd the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the 3course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
For every 4kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of 5mankind:
Doth a fountain send forth at the same 6place sweet water and bitter?
lCan the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
mWho is a wise man and *endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good n*conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
tBut the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, ugentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without 9partiality, and without hypocrisy.