Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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 our nature; and it is set on fire of 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.

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.

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 a fire. [The tongue is a] world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth (the cycle of man's nature), being itself ignited 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 In the same manner, the tongue is a very small member and boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles! 6 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 our nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7 For every nature of beasts and of birds and of serpents and of beings in the sea may be tamed and is tamed by mankind,


Cross References

Proverbs 16:27

The man of Belial digs in search of evil, and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

Genesis 3:4-6

Then the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

Leviticus 24:11

and the Israelite woman's son pronounced the Name and cursed; and they brought him unto Moses. And his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.

Numbers 25:2

who called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods; and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.

Numbers 31:16

Behold, these caused the sons of Israel through the counsel of Balaam to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor for which there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

Judges 12:4-6

Then Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gilead and fought with Ephraim; and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim because they had said, Ye are fugitives of Ephraim; ye are Gileadites among Ephraim and Manasseh.

Judges 16:15-20

And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thy heart is not with me? Thou hast mocked me these three times and hast not yet told me what gives thee thy great strength.

1 Samuel 22:9-17

Then Doeg, the Edomite, who was set over the slaves of Saul, answered and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob to Ahimelech, the son of Ahitub.

2 Samuel 13:26-29

Then said Absalom, If not, I pray thee, let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king said unto him, Why should he go with thee?

2 Samuel 15:2-6

And Absalom rose up early and stood beside the way of the gate; and when anyone that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto them and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy slave is of one of the tribes of Israel.

2 Samuel 16:20-2

Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.

2 Samuel 19:43-1

Then the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye; why then did ye not take us into account? Did we not speak first about bringing back our king? But in the end words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

1 Kings 21:5-15

And Jezebel, his wife, came to him and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad that thou dost eat no bread?

2 Chronicles 10:13-16

And the king answered them roughly, for King Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men

2 Chronicles 13:17

And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter; so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.

Psalm 64:3

Who whet their tongue like a sword and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words

Psalm 120:2-3

Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue.

Psalm 140:3

They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Proverbs 1:10-14

My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent.

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.

Proverbs 7:5

That they may keep thee from the woman belonging to someone else, from the stranger who flatters with her words.

Proverbs 7:21-23

With her much fair speech she caused him to yield; with the flattering of her lips she persuaded him.

Proverbs 15:1

A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 26:20-21

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out, so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceases.

Isaiah 30:27

Behold, the name of the LORD comes from afar; his face is blazing and difficult to gaze upon: his lips are full of indignation and his tongue as a devouring fire:

Jeremiah 20:10

For I heard the murmuring of many, fear on every side, Report, and we will report it. All my friends watched to see if I would stumble. Peradventure he will deceive himself, they said, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Jeremiah 28:16

Therefore thus hath the LORD said; Behold, I will send thee away from upon the face of the earth; this year thou shalt die because thou hast spoken rebellion against the LORD.

Matthew 5:22

but I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother out of control shall be in danger of the judgment, and whosoever shall insult his brother shall be in danger of the council, but whosoever shall say, Thou art impious, shall be in danger of hell.

Matthew 12:24

But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out demons but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons.

Matthew 12:32-36

And whosoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him, but whosoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, neither in the age to come.

Matthew 15:11-20

not that which goes into the mouth defiles the man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles the man.

Mark 7:15

there is nothing from outside the man that entering into him can defile him, but the things which come out of him, those are what defile the man.

Mark 7:20-22

For he had said that it is what comes out of the man that defiles the man.

Mark 14:55-57

And the princes of the priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death and found none.

Luke 16:24

And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

Acts 5:3

But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to defraud of the price of the land?

Acts 6:13

and set up false witnesses, who said, This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law,

Acts 20:30

Also from among your own selves, men shall arise, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after themselves.

Romans 3:13-14

Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips,

Romans 16:17-18

And I beseech you, brethren, mark those who cause dissensions and offences outside of the doctrine which ye have learned, and avoid them.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For these false apostles are deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.

Ephesians 5:3-4

But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not be once named among you as becomes saints,

Colossians 3:8-9

But now put ye also off all these things: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

that wicked one, who shall come by the working of Satan with great power and signs and lying miracles,

Titus 1:11

whose mouths it is expedient to stop, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain.

James 2:7

Do they not blaspheme that worthy name by which ye are called?

2 Peter 2:1-2

But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who covertly shall bring in destructive sects and shall deny the Lord that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

2 Peter 3:3

knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts

3 John 1:10

Therefore, if I come, I will cause his deeds to be understood, speaking against us with malicious words, and not content with this, he does not receive the brethren and forbids those that desire to receive them and casts them out of the congregation .

Jude 1:8-10

In the same manner these deceived dreamers, defile their flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of higher powers.

Jude 1:15-18

to execute judgment upon all and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have unfaithfully committed and of all the hard words which the unfaithful sinners have spoken against him.

Revelation 2:14-15

But I have a few things against thee because thou hast there those that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols and to commit fornication.

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was cast out, the serpent of old, who is called Devil and the Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Revelation 13:1-5

And I stood upon the sand of the sea and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon its horns ten crowns, and upon its heads the name of blasphemy.

Revelation 13:14

and deceives those that dwell on the earth by those signs which were given unto him to do in the presence of the beast, commanding those that dwell on the earth to make an image of the beast, which has the wound by the sword, and did live.

Revelation 18:23

and the light of a lamp shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the princes of the earth in whose witchcraft all the Gentiles have erred.

Revelation 19:20

And the beast was taken and with it the false prophet that wrought miracles in its presence, with which he had deceived those that had taken the mark of the beast and had worshipped its image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Deuteronomy 13:6

If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son or thy daughter or the wife of thy bosom or thy friend who is as thine own soul should entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou nor thy fathers have known,

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