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James 3:4-6 American Standard Version (ASV)

Behold, the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by rough winds, are yet turned about by a very small rudder, whither the impulse of the steersman willeth. So the tongue also is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, [a]how much wood is kindled by how small a fire! And the tongue is [b]a fire: [c]the world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the wheel of [d]nature, and is set on fire by [e]hell.

Footnotes:

  1. James 3:5 Or, how great a forest
  2. James 3:6 Or, a fire, that world of iniquity: the tongue is among our members that which etc.
  3. James 3:6 Or, that world of iniquity, the tongue, is among our members that which etc.
  4. James 3:6 Or, birth
  5. James 3:6 Greek Gehenna.
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