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It wouldsoon be out of control. 3 Not many of you should become teachers,(A) my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged(B) more strictly. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. 12:9; 2 Cor. (Z) 18 Peacemakers(AA) who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.(AB). If anyone does not stumble in word, () he is a [] perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body3 [] Indeed, () we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. New International Version (NIV). And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the … Chapter 3 The apostle here reproves ambition, and an arrogant magisterial tongue; and shows the duty and advantage of bridling it because of its power to do mischief. a 3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we also guide their whole bodies. (G), 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? James 3 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 3 Not many [of you] should become teachers ([ a]self-constituted censors and reprovers of others), my brethren, for you know that we [teachers] will be judged by a higher standard and with greater severity [than other people; thus we assume the greater accountability and the more condemnation]. James 3 ; JAS 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. If anyone does not fall short in speech, he is a perfect man, able to bridle his whole body also. Verse 5b In the dry season, the grass, the low growing bushes andother plants were like dry straw. 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. The apostle does not represent it as impossible, but as extremely difficult. 3:13 "Who" This seems to imply that James is continuing the diatribe from chapter 1. What can no man tame, is an unruly evil and full of deadly poison. James 3:1 My G3450 brethren, G80 be G1096 not G3361 many G4183 masters, G1320 knowing G1492 that G3754 we shall receive G2983 the greater G3187 condemnation. Pious and edifying language is the genuine produce of a sanctified heart; and none who understand Christianity, expect to hear curses, lies, boastings, and revilings from a true believer's mouth, any more than they look for the fruit of one tree from another. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 3:3 where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, () he is a perfect man, () able also to bridle his whole body. 1 Dear brothers and sisters, # 3:1 Greek brothers; also in 3:10. not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2:6, 7 the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, # James 2:1 without partiality # Rom. 6 The tongue also is a fire,(J) a world of evil among the parts of the body. 4 Or take ships as an example. 3 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. As we continue in the book of James, chapter 3 covers two relevant examples of living a Godly Christian life. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And to bridle the tongue, which is often an instrument of much evil, 2-12. True wisdom may be know by the meekness of the spirit and temper. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. 3 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. That man's tongue confutes itself, which at one time pretends to adore the perfections of God, and to refer all things to him; and at another time condemns even good men, if they do not use the same words and expressions. As James notes in this very chapter, this does not mean perfection (James 3:2), but it does mean our deeds and words should reflect our faith in God. 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 helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. (1-12) The excellence of heavenly wisdom, in opposition to that which is worldly. James 3 Commentary, This commentary, one of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, takes one through the New Testament verse by verse. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Submitting To God. These are: (1) the bit, James 3:3; (2) the rudder, James 3:4, and (3) the small fire, James 3:6. True religion will not admit of contradictions: how many sins would be prevented, if men would always be consistent! G2917 9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. James 4 describes the war that rages between friendship with the world and life … Chapter. James 3:3, ESV: "If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well." so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. 3 My brethren, () let not many of you become teachers, () knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. We get it wrong nearly every time we open our mouths. The character and fruits of true and false wisdom, 13-18. Such wisdom comes not down from above, but springs up from earthly principles, acts on earthly motives, and is intent on serving earthly purposes. Introduction. 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Those who are lifted up with such wisdom, described by the apostle James, is near to the Christian love, described by the apostle Paul; and both are so described that every man may fully prove the reality of his attainments in them. (O) Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water. 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. No man can tame the tongue without Divine grace and assistance. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 6:6; 1 Pet. (U) 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition,(V) there you find disorder and every evil practice. A little fla… . 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. (13-18) Commentary on James 3:1-12 (Read James 3:1-12) We are taught to dread an unruly tongue, as one of the greatest evils. Theflames of that fire would spread like a wave that no-one could stop. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. "Behold also the ships, which though [they be] so great, and [are] driven of fierce winds, yet are they … Taming the Tongue. either a vine, figs? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.(M). When You Open Your Mouth. It cannot fall in with those managements the world counts wise, which are crafty and guileful; but it is sincere, and open, and steady, and uniform, and consistent with itself. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} James 3. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. James 3:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 3:3, NIV: "When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal." It has no disguise or deceit. He who thinks well, or he who talks well, is not wise in the sense of the Scripture, if he does not live and act well. James 3. James starts, however, with a warning about taking on the title of "teacher." Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, … 2 We all stumble in many waysAnyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. Those who live in malice, envy, and contention, live in confusion; and are liable to be provoked and hurried to any evil work. "wise and understanding" In the OT this would refer to a teacher who could apply God's truth to daily life. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 3. Then, depending on Divine grace, let us take heed to bless and curse not; and let us aim to be consistent in our words and actions.13-18 These verses show the difference between men's pretending to be wise, and their being really so. (S) 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven(T) but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and … (C) 2 We all stumble(D) in many ways. (L), 7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. Those who profess religion ought especially to govern their tongues ( v. 1-12 ). (3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 17 But # 1 Cor. There are three comparisons introduced by James with this verse with reference to the tongue. (H) 4 Or take ships as an example. 16 For # 1 Cor. Chapter Contents. 2 Indeed, we all make many mistakes. And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the … let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven(W) is first of all pure; then peace-loving,(X) considerate, submissive, full of mercy(Y) and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW NIV Study Bible Notes, Fully Revised Edition. It takes just a tiny flame to set on fire a great massof material. 3. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition(R) in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Power of the Tongue. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. CHAPTER 3. . Worldly wisdom—envy and selfish ambition—with its me-first mentality is a … Cautions against proud behaviour, and the mischief of an unruly tongue. Controlling the Tongue. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. (1-12) The excellence of heavenly wisdom, in opposition to that which is worldly. James Chapter 3 James begins Chapter 3 with a caution against those who want to be teachers of the Word. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! The Untamable Tongue. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to … In this passage, he talks about our words and heaven's wisdom. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, … JAS 3:2 For in many things we offend all. First, James addresses taming the tongue and second, he gives us a description of wisdom from above. Other sins decay with age, this many times gets worse; we grow more froward and fretful, as natural strength decays, and the days come on in which we have no pleasure. 2 For in many things we offend all. 2 For () we all stumble in many things. Includes cross references, questions,teaching points, outline, and applications on James chapter 3. Teaching is highly responsible work. The affairs of mankind are thrown into confusion by the tongues of men. First 30-days on us! And none of us is perfectly qualified. 6 And 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 course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 2 For () we all stumble in many ways. 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? But facts prove that more professors succeed in bridling their senses and appetites, than in duly restraining their tongues. NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People. Chapter 3 They are exhorted not to be many masters, 1. Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. The one with perfect faith in God would have perfect control over his or her words. 11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Inductive Bible study on James 3:1-12. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. (13-18)1-12 We are taught to dread an unruly tongue, as one of the greatest evils. 1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. Chapter. Teachers are held to the strictest standards. Our subject is not new to James; he spoke of the tongue in chapter 1: 19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters! 1-2 Don’t be in any rush to become a teacher, my friends. Cautions against proud behaviour, and the mischief of an unruly tongue. Every age of the world, and every condition of life, private or public, affords examples of this. 2For in many things we offend all. When other sins are tamed and subdued by the infirmities of age, the spirit often grows more tart, nature being drawn down to the dregs, and the words used become more passionate. Here, in chapter 3, James continues to explore this effect. All rights reserved worldwide. (I) Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} James 3. (N) 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Let them show it(P) by their good life, by deeds(Q) done in the humility that comes from wisdom. May the purity, peace, gentleness, teachableness, and mercy shown in all our actions, and the fruits of righteousness abounding in our lives, prove that God has bestowed upon us this excellent gift.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. In regard to the judgment that awaits them, he said that one should be certain that they possess the maturity and the self-control necessary for controlling their tongue. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say(E) is perfect,(F) able to keep their whole body in check. They are exhorted not to be many masters, James 3:1.And to bridle the tongue, which is often an instrument of much evil, James 3:2-12.The character and fruits of true and false wisdom, James 3… Hell has more to do in promoting the fire of the tongue than men generally think; and whenever men's tongues are employed in sinful ways, they are set on fire of hell. It would refer to a professional teacher or scribe. It corrupts the whole body,(K) sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. Taming the Tongue. James Chapter 3: 1My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. Not many Christians should aspire to be labelled as teachers, James writes. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat … James 3 - Watch your tongue! We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep … * 1 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you realize that we will be judged more strictly, 2 for we all fall short in many respects. 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? As we come to James 3, it would have been very easy for me to title this message: “Teachers, Hold Your Tongues.” You can see from the first verse of chapter 3 that this would be a fitting title for the chapter. A small flame could set it all on fire. 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