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3 My brethren, abe not many bmasters, knowing that we shall receive the greater ||condemnation. 2 For cin many things we doffend all. eIf any man doffend not in word, fthe same is a gperfect man, and able also hto bridle the whole body. 3 Behold, iwe put hbits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 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. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and kboasteth great things. Behold, how great ||a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And lthe tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that mit defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the †course of nature; and nit is set on fire of ohell. 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, pfull of deadly poison. 9 Therewith bless we qGod, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, rwhich are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same ||place sweet water and bitter? 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13 sWho is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him tshew out of a good uconversation his works vwith meekness of wisdom. 14 But if ye have bitter wenvying and xstrife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not yfrom above, zbut is earthly, ||sensual, devilish. 16 For where wenvying and xstrife is, there is †confusion and every evil work. 17 But zthe wisdom that is yfrom above is first pure, then apeaceable, bgentle, and easy to be intreated, cfull of mercy and good fruits, ||dwithout partiality, and ewithout hypocrisy. 18 And afthe fruit of righteousness is sown agin peace of them that make peace.
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