Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest! 6 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. 7 For every kind of animal, bird, creeping thing, and thing in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind.


Cross References

Proverbs 16:27

A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.

Genesis 3:4-6

The serpent said to the woman, "You won't surely die,

Leviticus 24:11

The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name, and cursed; and they brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.

Numbers 25:2

for they called the people to the sacrifices of their gods; and the people ate, 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 Yahweh in the matter of Peor, and so the plague was among the congregation of Yahweh.

Judges 12:4-6

Then Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gilead, and fought with Ephraim; and the men of Gilead struck Ephraim, because they said, "You are fugitives of Ephraim, you Gileadites, in the midst of Ephraim, [and] in the midst of Manasseh."

Judges 16:15-20

She said to 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 Doeg the Edomite, who stood by the servants 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 Absalom said, "If not, please let my brother Amnon go with us." The king said to him, "Why should he go with you?"

2 Samuel 15:2-6

Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate. It was so, that when any man had a suit which should come to the king for judgment, then Absalom called to him, and said, "What city are you from?" He said, "Your servant is of one of the tribes of Israel."

2 Samuel 16:20-2

Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, "Give your counsel what we shall do."

2 Samuel 19:43-1

The men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, "We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more claim to David than you. Why then did you despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king?" 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 to him, "Why is your spirit so sad, that you eat no bread?"

2 Chronicles 10:13-16

The king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,

2 Chronicles 13:17

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

Psalm 64:3

who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words,

Psalm 120:2-3

Deliver my soul, Yahweh, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.

Psalm 140:3

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper's poison is under their lips. Selah.

Proverbs 1:10-14

My son, if sinners entice you, don't consent.

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 7:5

that they may keep you from the strange woman, from the foreigner who flatters with her words.

Proverbs 7:21-23

With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him.

Proverbs 15:1

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

Proverbs 26:20-21

For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.

Isaiah 30:27

Behold, the name of Yahweh comes from far away, burning with his anger, and in thick rising smoke. His lips are full of indignation, and his tongue is as a devouring fire.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce him, [say] all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall; perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Jeremiah 28:16

Therefore thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will send you away from off the surface of the earth: this year you shall die, because you have spoken rebellion against Yahweh.

Matthew 5:22

But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment; and whoever shall say to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council; and whoever shall say, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of the fire of Gehenna.

Matthew 12:24

But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "This man does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebul, the prince 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, neither in this age, nor in that which is to come.

Matthew 15:11-20

That which enters into the mouth doesn't defile the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."

Mark 7:15

There is nothing from outside of the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.

Mark 7:20-22

He said, "That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man.

Mark 14:55-57

Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witnesses against Jesus to put him to death, and found none.

Luke 16:24

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 in anguish 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 never stops speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.

Acts 20:30

Men will arise from among your own selves, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.

Romans 3:13-14

"Their throat is an open tomb. With their tongues they have used deceit." "The poison of vipers is under their lips;"

Romans 16:17-18

Now I beg you, brothers, look out for those who are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as Christ's apostles.

Ephesians 5:3-4

But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;

Colossians 3:8-9

but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

even he whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

Titus 1:11

whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake.

James 2:7

Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?

2 Peter 2:1-2

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

2 Peter 3:3

knowing this first, that in the last days mockers will come, walking after their own lusts,

3 John 1:10

Therefore, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words. Not content with this, neither does he himself receive the brothers, and those who would, he forbids and throws out of the assembly.

Jude 1:8-10

Yet in the same way, these also in their dreaming defile the flesh, despise authority, and slander celestial beings.

Jude 1:15-18

to execute judgment on all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their works of ungodliness which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him."

Revelation 2:14-15

But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to throw a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.

Revelation 12:9

The great dragon was thrown down, the old serpent, he who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Revelation 13:1-5

Then I stood on the sand of the sea. I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads. On his horns were ten crowns, and on his heads, blasphemous names.

Revelation 13:14

He deceives my own people who dwell on the earth because of the signs he was granted to do in front of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast who had the sword wound and lived.

Revelation 18:23

The light of a lamp will shine no more at all in you. The voice of the bridegroom and of the bride will be heard no more at all in you; for your merchants were the princes of the earth; for with your sorcery all the nations were deceived.

Revelation 19:20

The beast was taken, and with him the false prophet who worked the signs in his sight, with which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two 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 your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, "Let us go and serve other gods," which you have not known, you, nor your fathers;

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