Bible, King James Version
 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we
shall receive the greater condemnation.
 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend
not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle
the whole body.
 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they
may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great,
and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a
very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth
great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire
 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
 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of
serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed
 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil,
full of deadly poison.
 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith
curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and
cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet
water and bitter?
 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries?
either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and
 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among
you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with
meekness of wisdom.
 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your
hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is
earthly, sensual, devilish.
 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion
and every evil work.
 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then
peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and
good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of
them that make peace.