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James 3:1

The Untamable Tongue

3 My brethren, alet not many of you become teachers, bknowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.

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James 3:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

James 3:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

James 3:1 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

James 3:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly.

James 3:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

My brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.

James 3:1 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Be not many of you teachers, my brethren, knowing that we shall receive heavier judgment.

James 3:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Be not many teachers, my brethren, knowing that we shall receive greater judgment.

James 3:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers. You know that we who teach will be judged more severely. 

James 3:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Not many should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive a stricter judgment,

James 3:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

James 3:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Not many should become teachers, my brothers, because you know that we will receive a greater judgment.

James 3:1 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

My brothers and sisters, most of you shouldn’t want to be teachers. You know that those of us who teach will be held more accountable.

James 3:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.


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