4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small rudder, whithersoever the governor listeth.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth of great things: [a]behold, how great a thing a little fire kindleth.
6 And the tongue is fire, yea, a [b]world of wickedness: so is the tongue set among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and [c]setteth on fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire of hell.
James 3:5On the contrary part he showeth how great discommodities arise by the intemperance of the tongue, throughout the whole world, to the end that men may so much the more diligently give themselves to moderate it.
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