Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our bodies. It pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is set on fire by hell.

New American Standard Bible

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

King James Version

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

International Standard Version

The tongue is a fire, a world of evil. Placed among the parts of our bodies, the tongue contaminates the whole body and sets on fire the course of life, and is itself set on fire by hell.

A Conservative Version

And the tongue is a fire, the world of unrighteousness. Thus, the tongue is made to lead among our body-parts, defiling the whole body, and setting the cycle of nature on fire, and being set on fire by hell.

American Standard Version

And the tongue is a fire: the world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the wheel of nature, and is set on fire by hell.

Amplified

And the tongue is [in a sense] a fire, the very world of injustice and unrighteousness; the tongue is set among our members as that which contaminates the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life [the cycle of man’s existence], and is itself set on fire by hell (Gehenna).

An Understandable Version

And the tongue is [like] a fire [i.e., like that spark]. [For] the tongue, as a part of the body, is [like] the world of evil. It corrupts the entire life [of a person] and inflames the course of nature itself [i.e., it affects a person throughout his whole earthly existence], and is ignited by hell itself [i.e., the evil produced by the fiery tongue has hell as its source and destiny].

Anderson New Testament

And the tongue is a fire, the world of iniquity. So is the tongue placed among our members, defiling the whole body, setting on fire the course of life, and being set on fire by hell.

Bible in Basic English

And the tongue is a fire; it is the power of evil placed in our bodies, making all the body unclean, putting the wheel of life on fire, and getting its fire from hell.

Common New Testament

And the tongue is a fire, a world of evil among the members of the body. The tongue corrupts our whole person, sets the whole course of our life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

Daniel Mace New Testament

the tongue is a brand that sets the world in a combustion: it is but one of the numerous organs of the body, yet it can blast whole assemblies: tipp'd with infernal sulphur it sets the whole train of life in a blaze.

Darby Translation

and the tongue is fire, the world of unrighteousness; the tongue is set in our members, the defiler of the whole body, and which sets fire to the course of nature, and is set on fire of hell.

Godbey New Testament

The tongue, a fire, the world of iniquity: the tongue sits down in the midst of our members, and corrupting the whole body, and setting on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire from hell.

Goodspeed New Testament

And the tongue is a fire, a world of wrong the tongue proves in our bodies, soiling the whole body and setting fire to the whole round of nature, and set on fire itself by hell.

John Wesley New Testament

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: it is the tongue among the members which defileth the whole body and setteth on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire of hell.

Julia Smith Translation

(And the tongue a fire, a world of iniquity: so the tongue is placed in our members, defiling the whole body, and burning the wheel of creation; and burned by hell.

King James 2000

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the tongue [is] a fire! The world of unrighteousness, the tongue, is set among our members, defiling the whole body and setting on fire {the course of human existence}, being set on fire by hell.

Modern King James verseion

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. So the tongue is set among our members, spotting all the body and inflaming the course of nature, and being inflamed by hell.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and the tongue is fire, and a world of wickedness. So is the tongue set among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth afire all that we have of nature, and is itself set afire, even of hell.

Moffatt New Testament

And the tongue is a fire, the tongue proves a very world of mischief among our members, staining the whole of the body and setting fire to the round circle of existence with a flame fed by hell.

Montgomery New Testament

And the tongue is a fire; it is a very world of iniquity among our members, defiling the whole body, and setting on fire the wheel of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell.

NET Bible

And the tongue is a fire! The tongue represents the world of wrongdoing among the parts of our bodies. It pollutes the entire body and sets fire to the course of human existence -- and is set on fire by hell.

New Heart English Bible

And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by hell.

Noyes New Testament

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity! The tongue among our members is that which defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the wheel of life, and is itself set on fire by hell.

Sawyer New Testament

And the tongue is a fire, the tongue is made a world of wickedness among our members, it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of nature and is set on fire by hell.

The Emphasized Bible

And, the tongue, is a fire, - as , the world of unrighteousness, the tongue, becometh fixed among our members, that which defileth the whole body and setteth on fire the wheel of our natural life, and is set on fire, by gehenna!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: in such manner is the tongue placed among our members, that it defileth all the body, and setteth on fire the circle of nature; and is set on fire of hell.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And the tongue is like a spark. Among the members of our body it proves itself a very world of mischief; it contaminates the whole body; it sets the wheels of life on fire, and is itself set on fire by the flames of the Pit.

Webster

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire from hell.

Weymouth New Testament

And the tongue is a fire. That world of iniquity, the tongue, is placed within us spotting and soiling our whole nature, and setting the whole round of our lives on fire, being itself set on fire by Gehenna.

Williams New Testament

And the tongue is a fire, and takes its place among the parts of our bodies as a world of evil; it soils the whole body and sets on fire the circle of man's nature, and itself is set on fire by hell.

World English Bible

And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.

Worrell New Testament

And the tongue is a fire, the world of iniquity! the tongue is placed among our members, as that which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of life, and is set on fire by Hell.

Worsley New Testament

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our several parts, defiling the whole body, inflaming the course of nature, and is set on fire by hell.

Youngs Literal Translation

and the tongue is a fire, the world of the unrighteousness, so the tongue is set in our members, which is spotting our whole body, and is setting on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by the gehenna.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

the tongue
γλῶσσα 
Glossa 
γλῶσσα 
Glossa 
Usage: 48
Usage: 48

is a fire
πῦρ 
Pur 
Usage: 53

a world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

G93
ἀδικία 
Adikia 
Usage: 20

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

is
καθίστημι 
Kathistemi 
Usage: 15

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

our
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

μέλος 
melos 
Usage: 32

σπιλόω 
Spiloo 
Usage: 3

the whole
ὅλος 
Holos 
Usage: 83

σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

and



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

φλογίζω 
Phlogizo 
set on fire
Usage: 2

the course
τροχός 
Trochos 
Usage: 1

of nature
γένεσις 
Genesis 
Usage: 3

it is set on fire
φλογίζω 
Phlogizo 
set on fire
Usage: 2

of
ὑπό 
Hupo 
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
Usage: 188

Context Readings

Restraining The Tongue

5 So too, though the tongue is a small part of the body, it boasts great things. Consider how large a forest a small fire ignites. 6 And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our bodies. It pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is set on fire by hell. 7 Every sea creature, reptile, bird, or animal is tamed and has been tamed by man,


Cross References

Proverbs 16:27

A worthless man digs up evil,
and his speech is like a scorching fire.

Genesis 3:4-6

“No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman.

Leviticus 24:11

Her son cursed and blasphemed the Name, and they brought him to Moses. (His mother’s name was Shelomith, a daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan.)

Numbers 25:2

The women invited them to the sacrifices for their gods, and the people ate and bowed in worship to their gods.

Numbers 31:16

“Yet they are the ones who, at Balaam’s advice, incited the Israelites to unfaithfulness against the Lord in the Peor incident, so that the plague came against the Lord’s community.

Judges 12:4-6

Then Jephthah gathered all of the men of Gilead. They fought and defeated Ephraim, because Ephraim had said, “You Gileadites are Ephraimite fugitives in the territories of Ephraim and Manasseh.”

Judges 16:15-20

“How can you say, ‘I love you,’” she told him, “when your heart is not with me? This is the third time you have mocked me and not told me what makes your strength so great!”

1 Samuel 22:9-17

Then Doeg the Edomite, who was in charge of Saul’s servants, answered: “I saw Jesse’s son come to Ahimelech son of Ahitub at Nob.

2 Samuel 13:26-29

“If not,” Absalom said, “please let my brother Amnon go with us.”

The king asked him, “Why should he go with you?”

2 Samuel 15:2-6

He would get up early and stand beside the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone had a grievance to bring before the king for settlement, Absalom called out to him and asked, “What city are you from?” If he replied, “Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel,”

2 Samuel 16:20-2

Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give me your advice. What should we do?”

2 Samuel 19:43-1

The men of Israel answered the men of Judah: “We have 10 shares in the king, so we have a greater claim to David than you. Why then do you despise us? Weren’t we the first to speak of restoring our king?” But the words of the men of Judah were harsher than those of the men of Israel.

1 Kings 21:5-15

Then his wife Jezebel came to him and said to him, “Why are you so upset that you refuse to eat?”

2 Chronicles 10:13-16

Then the king answered them harshly. King Rehoboam rejected the elders’ advice

2 Chronicles 13:17

Then Abijah and his people struck them with a mighty blow, and 500,000 choice men of Israel were killed.

Psalm 64:3

who sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim bitter words like arrows,

Psalm 120:2-3

Lord, deliver me from lying lips
and a deceitful tongue.”

Psalm 140:3

They make their tongues
as sharp as a snake’s bite;
viper’s venom is under their lips.Selah

Proverbs 1:10-14

My son, if sinners entice you,
don’t be persuaded.

Proverbs 6:19

a lying witness who gives false testimony,
and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.

Proverbs 7:5

She will keep you from a forbidden woman,
a stranger with her flattering talk.

Proverbs 7:21-23

She seduces him with her persistent pleading;
she lures with her flattering talk.

Proverbs 15:1

A gentle answer turns away anger,
but a harsh word stirs up wrath.

Proverbs 26:20-21

Without wood, fire goes out;
without a gossip, conflict dies down.

Isaiah 30:27

Look, Yahweh comes from far away,
His anger burning and heavy with smoke.
His lips are full of fury,
and His tongue is like a consuming fire.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the gossip of many people,
“Terror is on every side!
Report him; let’s report him!”
Everyone I trusted watches for my fall.
“Perhaps he will be deceived
so that we might prevail against him
and take our vengeance on him.”

Jeremiah 28:16

Therefore, this is what the Lord says: ‘I am about to send you off the face of the earth. You will die this year because you have spoken rebellion against the Lord.’”

Matthew 5:22

But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Fool!’ will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, ‘You moron!’ will be subject to hellfire.

Matthew 12:24

When the Pharisees heard this, they said, “The man drives out demons only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons.”

Matthew 12:32-36

Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him. But whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the one to come.

Matthew 15:11-20

It’s not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.”

Mark 7:15

Nothing that goes into a person from outside can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.

Mark 7:20-22

Then He said, “What comes out of a person—that defiles him.

Mark 14:55-57

The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they could find none.

Luke 16:24

‘Father Abraham!’ he called out, ‘Have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame!’

Acts 5:3

Then Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the proceeds from the field?

Acts 6:13

They also presented false witnesses who said, “This man does not stop speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.

Acts 20:30

And men will rise up from your own number with deviant doctrines to lure the disciples into following them.

Romans 3:13-14

Their throat is an open grave;
they deceive with their tongues.
Vipers’ venom is under their lips.

Romans 16:17-18

Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause dissensions and obstacles contrary to the doctrine you have learned. Avoid them,

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

Ephesians 5:3-4

But sexual immorality and any impurity or greed should not even be heard of among you, as is proper for saints.

Colossians 3:8-9

But now you must also put away all the following: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your mouth.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

The coming of the lawless one is based on Satan’s working, with all kinds of false miracles, signs, and wonders,

Titus 1:11

It is necessary to silence them; they overthrow whole households by teaching what they shouldn’t in order to get money dishonestly.

James 2:7

Don’t they blaspheme the noble name that was pronounced over you at your baptism?

2 Peter 2:1-2

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.

2 Peter 3:3

First, be aware of this: Scoffers will come in the last days to scoff, living according to their own desires,

3 John 1:10

This is why, if I come, I will remind him of the works he is doing, slandering us with malicious words. And he is not satisfied with that! He not only refuses to welcome the brothers himself, but he even stops those who want to do so and expels them from the church.

Jude 1:8-10

Nevertheless, these dreamers likewise defile their flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme glorious ones.

Jude 1:15-18

to execute judgment on all
and to convict them
of all their ungodly acts
that they have done in an ungodly way,
and of all the harsh things ungodly sinners
have said against Him.

Revelation 2:14-15

But I have a few things against you. You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block in front of the Israelites: to eat meat sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality.

Revelation 12:9

So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.

Revelation 13:1-5

And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea. He had 10 horns and seven heads. On his horns were 10 diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.

Revelation 13:14

He deceives those who live on the earth because of the signs that he is permitted to perform on behalf of the beast, telling those who live on the earth to make an image of the beast who had the sword wound and yet lived.

Revelation 18:23

the light of a lamp
will never shine in you again;
and the voice of a groom and bride
will never be heard in you again.
All this will happen
because your merchants
were the nobility of the earth,
because all the nations were deceived
by your sorcery,

Revelation 19:20

But the beast was taken prisoner, and along with him the false prophet, who had performed the signs in his presence. He deceived those who accepted the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image with these signs. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.

Deuteronomy 13:6

“If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you embrace, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and worship other gods’—which neither you nor your fathers have known,

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