Parallel Verses

Amplified

Not many [of you] should become teachers ( self-constituted censors and reprovers of others), my brethren, for you know that we [teachers] will be judged by a higher standard and with greater severity [than other people; thus we assume the greater accountability and the more condemnation].

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.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

My brethren, make not unto yourselves many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the 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 [of you] should become teachers ( self-constituted censors and reprovers of others), my brethren, for you know that we [teachers] will be judged by a higher standard and with greater severity [than other people; thus we assume the greater accountability and the more condemnation]. 2 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.


Cross References

Matthew 23:13

But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders (hypocrites)! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces; for you neither enter yourselves, nor do you allow those who are about to go in to do so.

Luke 12:47-48

And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act as he would wish him to act shall be beaten with many [lashes].

Acts 13:1

Now in the church (assembly) at Antioch there were prophets (inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God) and teachers: Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger [Black], Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a member of the court of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Acts 20:26-27

Therefore I testify and protest to you on this [our parting] day that I am clean and innocent and not responsible for the blood of any of you.

Romans 2:20-21

You are] a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the childish, having in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and truth -- "

1 Corinthians 4:2-5

Moreover, it is [essentially] required of stewards that a man should be found faithful [proving himself worthy of trust].

1 Corinthians 11:29-32

For anyone who eats and drinks without discriminating and recognizing with due appreciation that [it is Christ's] body, eats and drinks a sentence (a verdict of judgment) upon himself.

1 Corinthians 12:28

So God has appointed some in the church [ for His own use]: first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder-workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; [speakers in] different (unknown) tongues.

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing].

Ephesians 4:11

And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers.

1 Timothy 1:7

They are ambitious to be doctors of the Law (teachers of the Mosaic ritual), but they have no understanding either of the words and terms they use or of the subjects about which they make [such] dogmatic assertions.

1 Timothy 2:7

And of this matter I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (special messenger) -- "I am speaking the truth in Christ, I do not falsify [when I say this] -- "a teacher of the Gentiles in [the realm of] faith and truth.

2 Timothy 1:11

For [the proclaiming of] this [Gospel] I was appointed a herald (preacher) and an apostle (special messenger) and a teacher of the Gentiles.

Hebrews 13:17

Obey your spiritual leaders and submit to them [continually recognizing their authority over you], for they are constantly keeping watch over your souls and guarding your spiritual welfare, as men who will have to render an account [of their trust]. [Do your part to] let them do this with gladness and not with sighing and groaning, for that would not be profitable to you [either].

1 Peter 5:3

Not domineering [as arrogant, dictatorial, and overbearing persons] over those in your charge, but being examples (patterns and models of Christian living) to the flock (the congregation).

Leviticus 10:3

Then Moses said to Aaron, This is what the Lord meant when He said, I [and My will, not their own] will be acknowledged as hallowed by those who come near Me, and before all the people I will be honored. And Aaron said nothing.

Ezekiel 3:17-18

Son of man, I have made you 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 you, son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear the word at My mouth and give them warning from Me.

Malachi 2:12

The Lord will cast out of the tents of Jacob to the last man those who do this [evil thing], the master and the servant [or the pupil] alike, even him who brings an offering to the Lord of hosts.

Matthew 7:1-2

Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves.

Matthew 9:11

And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, Why does your Master eat with tax collectors and those [preeminently] sinful?

Matthew 10:24

A disciple is not above his teacher, nor is a servant or slave above his master.

Matthew 23:8-10

But you are not to be called rabbi (teacher), for you have one Teacher and you are all brothers.

Luke 6:37

Judge not [neither pronouncing judgment nor subjecting to censure], and you will not be judged; do not condemn and pronounce guilty, and you will not be condemned and pronounced guilty; acquit and forgive and release (give up resentment, let it drop), and you will be acquitted and forgiven and released.

Luke 16:2

And he called him and said to him, What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management [of my affairs], for you can be [my] manager no longer.

John 3:10

Jesus replied, Are you the teacher of Israel, and yet do not know nor understand these things? [Are they strange to you?]

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