James 3:6



Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New simplified Bible

The tongue is like fire, the place of iniquity among our members. It defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of our life. It is set ablaze like the ever-burning fires in the Valley of Hinnom (Greek: Gehenna: symbolic of total destruction).

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 , 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

κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

ἀδικία 
Adikia 
Usage: 20

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
so , thus , even so , on this wise , likewise , after this manner ,
Usage: 146

is
καθίστημι 
Kathistemi 
Usage: 15

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

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 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts 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 nature; and it is set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind:


Cross References

Proverbs 16:27

An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

Genesis 3:4-6

And the serpent said unto the woman, You shall not surely die:

Leviticus 24:11

And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the LORD, 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

And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.

Numbers 31:16

Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and 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 struck down Ephraim, because they said, You Gileadites are fugitives of Ephraim among the Ephraimites, and among the Manassites.

Judges 16:15-20

And she said unto him, How can you say, I love you, when your heart is not with me? you have mocked me these three times, and have not told me where your great strength lies.

1 Samuel 22:9-17

Then answered Doeg the Edomite, who was set over the servants of Saul, 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 you, let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king said unto him, Why should he go with you?

2 Samuel 15:2-6

And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city are you? And he said, Your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.

2 Samuel 16:20-2

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

2 Samuel 19:43-1

And 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 you: why then did you despise us, since our advice was first in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

1 Kings 21:5-15

But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said unto him, Why is your spirit so sad, that you eat no bread?

2 Chronicles 10:13-16

And the king answered them roughly; and 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 tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Proverbs 1:10-14

My son, if sinners entice you, consent not.

Proverbs 6:19

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

Proverbs 7:5

That they may keep you from the immoral woman, from the seductress who flatters with her words.

Proverbs 7:21-23

With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she seduced him.

Proverbs 15:1

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

Proverbs 26:20-21

Where no wood is, there 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, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue like a devouring fire:

Jeremiah 20:10

For I heard the mocking of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my friends watched for my fall, saying, Perhaps he will be deceived, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Jeremiah 28:16

Therefore thus says the LORD; Behold, I will cast you from off the face of the earth: this year you shall die, because you have taught rebellion against the LORD.

Matthew 5:22

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

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 world, nor in the world to come.

Matthew 15:11-20

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

Mark 7:15

There is nothing from outside a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.

Mark 7:20-22

And he said, That which came out of the man, that defiles the man.

Mark 14:55-57

And the chief 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 your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Acts 6:13

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

Acts 20:30

Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Romans 3:13-14

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

Romans 16:17-18

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the 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 you also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy talk out of your mouth.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

Titus 1:11

Whose mouths must be stopped, who ruin whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain.

James 2:7

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

2 Peter 2:1-2

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who shall secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring 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 remember his deeds which he does, speaking against us with malicious words: and not content with that, neither does he himself receive the brethren, and forbids them that would, and casts them out of the church.

Jude 1:8-10

Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise authority, and speak evil of the glorious ones.

Jude 1:15-18

To execute judgment upon all, and to convict all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Revelation 2:14-15

But I have a few things against you, because you have there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and 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 his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

Revelation 13:14

And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, that had the wound by a sword, and did live.

Revelation 18:23

And the light of a lamp shall shine no more at all in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you: for your merchants were the great men of the earth; for by your sorceries were all nations deceived.

Revelation 19:20

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Deuteronomy 13:6

If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, who is as your own soul, entices you secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known, you, nor your fathers;



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