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James 3:4

Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.

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James 3:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

Or take ships as an example. 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.

James 3:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

James 3:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong.

James 3:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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.

James 3:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

Also a ship is very big, and it is pushed by strong winds. But a very small rudder controls that big ship, making it go wherever the pilot wants.

James 3:4 — 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.

James 3:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Behold also the ships, which are so great, and driven by violent winds, are turned about by a very small rudder, wherever the pleasure of the helmsman will.

James 3:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The same thing is true for ships. They are very big and are driven by strong winds. Yet, by using small rudders, pilots steer ships wherever they want them to go.

James 3:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

And consider ships: Though very large and driven by fierce winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.

James 3:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.

James 3:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Behold also ships: although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot wishes.

James 3:4 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

And how about ships? They are very big. They are driven along by strong winds. But they are steered by a very small rudder. It makes them go where the captain wants to go.

James 3:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.