Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

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

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.

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].

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 of you should be teachers, my brothers, because you [should] know that we [teachers] will be judged more strictly. 2 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.


Cross References

Matthew 23:13

"But it is too bad for you hypocritical experts in the law of Moses and [you] Pharisees! [It is] because you withhold the kingdom of heaven from people, for you do not enter it yourselves, nor [do you] allow those who are trying to enter it to get in. {[{[Verse

Luke 12:47-48

And that slave who knew what his master wanted, but did not make preparations [i.e., for his master's return], or do what his master wanted, will be whipped with many lashes.

Acts 13:1

Now in the church at Antioch there were [these] prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Symeon, called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen, the foster-brother of Herod the Tetrarch [i.e., governor of Galilee], and Saul.

Acts 20:26-27

Therefore, I [must] declare to you today that I am not responsible for what happens to any of you.

Romans 2:20-21

if you are instructors of the ignorant, and teachers of babies [i.e., immature people] and possess in the law of Moses the [correct] form of knowledge and truth ---

1 Corinthians 4:2-5

Furthermore, one thing required of [good] property managers is that they prove dependable.

1 Corinthians 11:29-32

For a person who eats and drinks without determining the significance of the body [of Jesus], [i.e., without showing proper reverence for Christ, as represented by the bread and cup (see verse 27), or without distinguishing this sacred memorial Supper from a common meal], eats and drinks judgment upon himself. [Note: Some apply "the body" in this verse to the church and explain it as a warning against failing to appreciate the unity that the Supper is intended to signify].

1 Corinthians 12:28

Now God has placed some [ministries] in the church [as follows]: First apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, then [those able to perform] miracles, then gifts [enabling people] to perform [supernatural] healings, [those able] to help the needy, [wise] administrators, [and] those able to speak in different languages.

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear in front of the judgment bar of Christ, so that each one of us may receive what is due him for what he had done while in his [physical] body [i.e., on earth], whether it be good or bad.

Ephesians 4:11

And He gave some people [the gift of being] apostles; and some people prophets; and some people evangelists; and some people pastors [i.e., elders] and teachers,

1 Timothy 1:7

They want to be teachers of the law of Moses, even though they do not understand what they are saying or what they are affirming with [such] confidence.

1 Timothy 2:7

I was appointed to be a preacher [of this testimony] and an apostle and teacher of the true faith to the Gentiles. (I am telling the truth and not lying).

2 Timothy 1:11

of which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle and a teacher.

Hebrews 13:17

[You should] obey your leaders [Note: This probably refers to church elders] and submit to their oversight, for they look out for [the welfare of] your souls as men who will give an accounting [for your spiritual progress]. [Be obedient], so that they will be able to do this joyfully and not with sorrow, for that would be unprofitable to you.

1 Peter 5:3

Do not act as dictators over the people you are assigned to care for, but [rather] serve as examples of how they ought to live.

1 Peter 5:3

Do not act as dictators over the people you are assigned to care for, but [rather] serve as examples of how they ought to live.

1 Peter 5:3-18

Do not act as dictators over the people you are assigned to care for, but [rather] serve as examples of how they ought to live.

1 Peter 5:3-9

Do not act as dictators over the people you are assigned to care for, but [rather] serve as examples of how they ought to live.

1 Peter 5:3

Do not act as dictators over the people you are assigned to care for, but [rather] serve as examples of how they ought to live.

Matthew 7:1-2

"Do not pass [condemning] judgment [on other people] so that you do not receive such judgment [on yourselves].

Matthew 9:11

And when the Pharisees saw this they said to His disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and worldly people?"

Matthew 10:24

A disciple is not more important than his teacher, nor a slave more important than his master.

Matthew 23:8-10

But you should not assume the title 'Rabbi,' for [only] one is your teacher [i.e., Jesus Himself] and all of you are [simply] brothers.

Luke 6:37

And do not pass [hypocritical] judgment [on other people. See Matt. 7:1-5] and you will not receive such judgment [on yourselves]. And do not condemn [others] and you will not be condemned [yourselves]. Release people [i.e., from guilt for offending you] and you will be released [i.e., by God?]

Luke 16:2

So, he called his property manager in and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Turn in a [full] report of [all] your financial transactions, for you are not working for me anymore.'

John 3:10

Jesus answered him, "Are you a teacher of the Israelites and [yet] you do not understand these things?

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