Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Not many should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive greater judgment.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more severely than others.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Not many [of you] should become teachers [serving in an official teaching capacity], my brothers and sisters, for you know that we [who are teachers] will be judged by a higher standard [because we have assumed greater accountability and more condemnation if we teach incorrectly].

An Understandable Version

Not many of you should be teachers, my brothers, because you [should] know that we [teachers] will be judged more strictly.

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

Do not all be teachers, my brothers, because we teachers will be judged more hardly than others.

Common New Testament

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

Daniel Mace New Testament

My brethren, don't affect many of you to be doctors, considering, that those of us who are such, shall be tried with the greater severity.

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

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

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

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

King James 2000

My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the severer judgment.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

My brothers, do not be many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

My brethren, be not every man a master; Remembering how that we shall receive the more damnation.

Moffatt New Testament

My brothers, do not swell the ranks of the teachers; remember, we teachers will be judged with special strictness.

Montgomery New Testament

Do not become many teachers, my brothers, because you know well that we teachers shall be judged by a severer standard than others.

NET Bible

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, because you know that we will be judged more strictly.

New Heart English Bible

Let not many of you be teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive heavier judgment.

Noyes New Testament

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

Sawyer New Testament

BE not many of you teachers, my brothers, knowing that we shall receive a severer judgment.

The Emphasized Bible

Not, many teachers, become ye, my brethren, knowing that, a severer sentence, shall ye receive;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

MY brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive a severer judgment.

Twentieth Century New Testament

I do not want many of you, my Brothers, to become teachers, knowing, as you do, that we who teach shall be judged by a more severe standard than others.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

Do not be eager, my brethren, for many among you to become teachers; for you know that we teachers shall undergo severer judgement.

Williams New Testament

Many of you, my brothers, should avoid becoming teachers, because you know that we teachers are going to be judged with stricter judgment than other people.

World English Bible

Let not many of you be teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive heavier judgment.

Worrell New Testament

My brethren, become not many of you teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater judgment.

Worsley New Testament

My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we who are such shall pass a stricter trial than others: for in many things we all offend;

Youngs Literal Translation

Many teachers become not, my brethren, having known that greater judgment we shall receive,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
My
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

be
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

διδάσκαλος 
Didaskalos 
Usage: 48

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

the greater
μέγας 
megas 
Usage: 167

Images James 3:1

Context Readings

Restraining The Tongue

1 Not many should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive greater judgment. 2 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.


Cross References

Matthew 23:13

Woe to you, scholars and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye close up the kingdom of the heavens ahead of men. For ye enter not in, nor do ye allow those who are entering to enter in.

Luke 12:47-48

And that bondman who knew his lord's will, and who did not prepare, nor do according to his will, will be beaten much,

Acts 13:1

Now there were some men from the congregation that was in Antioch, prophets and teachers, including Barnabas, and Simeon called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, and Manaen reared with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Acts 20:26-27

Therefore I solemnly declare to you this day, that I am clean from the blood of all men.

Romans 2:20-21

a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the childlike, having in the law the essence of knowledge and truth,

1 Corinthians 4:2-5

And beyond that, it is sought in managers that any man should be found faithful.

1 Corinthians 11:29-32

For he who eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks condemnation to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 12:28

And in the church God has placed men who are first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, kinds of tongues.

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear before the judgment-seat of the Christ, so that each man may receive back about the things that he did through the body, whether good or bad.

Ephesians 4:11

And indeed he gave the apostles, and the prophets, and the evangelists, and the shepherds and teachers

1 Timothy 1:7

desiring to be law teachers, understanding neither what they say, nor about what they confidently assert.

1 Timothy 2:7

For which I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I speak the truth in Christ, I do not lie), a teacher of Gentiles in faith and truth.

2 Timothy 1:11

for which I was appointed a herald, and an apostle, and a teacher of Gentiles.

Hebrews 13:17

Have confidence in those who lead you, and yield yourselves, for they watch for your souls as men who will render account, so that they may do this with joy, and not groaning, for this is unprofitable for you.

1 Peter 5:3

nor as domineering over the lots, but becoming examples of the flock.

Leviticus 10:3

Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that LORD spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in those who come near me. And I will be glorified before all the people. And Aaron remained silent.

Ezekiel 3:17-18

Son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel. Therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Ezekiel 33:7-9

So thou, son of man, I have set thee a watchman to the house of Israel. Therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.

Malachi 2:12

LORD will cut off out of the tents of Jacob, the man who does this: him who wakes, and him who answers, and him who offers an offering to LORD of hosts.

Matthew 7:1-2

Do not criticize, that ye may not be criticized.

Matthew 9:11

And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why does your teacher eat with the tax collectors and sinners?

Matthew 10:24

A pupil is not above his teacher, nor a bondman above his lord.

Matthew 23:8-10

But be ye not designated Rabbi, for one is your leader, the Christ, and ye are all brothers.

Luke 6:37

And do not criticize, and ye will, no, not be criticized. And do not condemn, and ye will, no, not be condemned. Forgive, and ye will be forgiven.

Luke 16:2

And having called him, he said to him, What is this I hear about thee? Render the account of thy management, for thou can no longer manage.

John 3:10

Jesus answered and said to him, Thou are the teacher of Israel, and do not understand these things?

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