James 3:2



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.

King James Version

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

Holman Bible

for we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man who is also able to control his whole body.

International Standard Version

For all of us make many mistakes. If someone does not make any mistakes when he speaks, he is perfect and able to control his whole body.

A Conservative Version

For we all stumble in many things. If any man does not stumble in word, this is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.

American Standard Version

For in many things we all stumble. If any stumbleth not in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.

Amplified

For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature.

An Understandable Version

For we all make mistakes in many areas [of life]. If anyone does not make a mistake in what he says, he is a perfect person, capable of keeping a tight rein on his whole life also.

Anderson New Testament

For in many things we all offend. If any one offends not in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.

Bible in Basic English

For we all go wrong in a number of things. If a man never makes a slip in his talk, then he is a complete man and able to keep all his body in control.

Common New Testament

For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for we are all liable to frequent mistakes. he that does not give too great a loose to his tongue, is an accomplish'd person and fit to moderate the whole church.

Darby Translation

For we all often offend. If any one offend not in word, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body too.

Godbey New Testament

For we all fail in many things; if any one fails not in word, the same is a perfect man, able even to bridle the whole body.

Goodspeed New Testament

For we all make many mistakes. Anyone who never makes a mistake in what he says has a character that is fully developed and is able to control his whole body as well.

John Wesley New Testament

For in many things we offend all. If any one offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For we all offend in many things. If any man offends not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to govern the whole body with restraint.

Julia Smith Translation

For in many things we all stumble. If any stumble not in word, this a perfect man, able to govern by a bridle also the whole body.

King James 2000

For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we all stumble [in] many [ways]. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he [is] a perfect individual, able to hold in check his whole body also.

Modern King James verseion

For in many things we all offend. If anyone does not offend in word, the same is a full-grown man, able also to bridle the whole body.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For in many things we sin all. If a man sin not in word, the same is a perfect man and able to tame all the body.

Moffatt New Testament

We all make many a slip, but whoever avoids slips of speech is a perfect man; he can bridle the whole of the body as well as the tongue.

Montgomery New Testament

For in many respects we often stumble. If any man never stumbles in speech, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.

NET Bible

For we all stumble in many ways. If someone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect individual, able to control the entire body as well.

New Heart English Bible

For in many things we all stumble. If anyone does not stumble in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.

New simplified Bible

We all stumble in many things. If any do not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able to restrain (control) the whole body.

Noyes New Testament

For in many things we all offend. If any one offend not in speech, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.

Sawyer New Testament

For in many things we all offend; if one offends not in word he is a perfect man, able to keep in subjection also the whole body.

The Emphasized Bible

For, oft, are we stumbling, one and all: If anyone, in word, doth not stumble, the same, is a mature man, able to curb even the whole body.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, he is a perfect man, and capable of reining in the whole body.

Twentieth Century New Testament

We often make mistakes, every one of us. Any one who does not make mistakes when speaking is indeed a perfect man, able to bridle his whole body as well.

Webster

For in many things we all offend. If any man offendeth not in word, the same is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.

Weymouth New Testament

For we often stumble and fall, all of us. If there is any one who never stumbles in speech, that man has reached maturity of character and is able to curb his whole nature.

Williams New Testament

For we all make many a slip. If anyone never slips in speech, he is a man of maturity; he can control his whole body too.

World English Bible

For in many things we all stumble. If anyone doesn't stumble in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.

Worrell New Testament

For in many things we all stumble. If anyone stumbles not in word, the same is a perfect man, able to restrain also the whole body.

Worsley New Testament

and if any offend not in word, he is a compleat man, able to manage also the whole body.

Youngs Literal Translation

for we all make many stumbles; if any one in word doth not stumble, this one is a perfect man, able to bridle also the whole body;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
many , much , great ,
Usage: 292

we offend
πταίω 
Ptaio 
Usage: 5

ἅπας 
Hapas 
Usage: 35

If
εἰ 
Ei 
if , whether , that , not tr ,
Usage: 218

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

πταίω 
Ptaio 
Usage: 5

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

λόγος 
Logos 
word , saying , account , speech , Word , thing , not tr ,
Usage: 256

the same
οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this , these , he , the same , this man , she , they ,
Usage: 258

is a perfect
τέλειος 
Teleios 
Usage: 16

ἀνήρ 
Aner 
man , husband , sir , fellow , not tr
Usage: 198

and able
δυνατός 
Dunatos 
Usage: 26


and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

to bridle
χαλιναγωγέω 
Chalinagogeo 
Usage: 2

the whole
ὅλος 
Holos 
Usage: 83

Context Readings

Restraining The Tongue

1 Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. 2 For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. 3 Now if we put the bits into the horses' mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well.


Cross References

Matthew 12:37

"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

James 1:26

If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.

1 Kings 8:46

"When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near;

Proverbs 20:9

Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin"?

Ecclesiastes 7:20

Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.

James 1:4

And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 3:5-6

So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!

1 Peter 3:10

For, "THE ONE WHO DESIRES LIFE, TO LOVE AND SEE GOOD DAYS, MUST KEEP HIS TONGUE FROM EVIL AND HIS LIPS FROM SPEAKING DECEIT.

2 Chronicles 6:36

"When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to a land far off or near,

Psalm 34:13

Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.

Proverbs 13:3

The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Isaiah 64:6

For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Romans 3:10

as it is written, "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;

Romans 7:21

I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good.

1 Corinthians 9:27

but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

Galatians 3:22

But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

Galatians 5:17

For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.

Colossians 1:28

We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

Hebrews 13:21

equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

James 2:10

For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.

1 Peter 5:10

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

1 John 1:8-10

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.



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