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James Chapter 3 : 1-10 - World English Bible [WEB]

  • World English Bible [WEB]
  • 1 Let not many of you be teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive heavier judgment.
  • 2 For in many things we all stumble. If anyone doesn't stumble in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.
  • 3 Indeed, we put bits into the horses' mouths so that they may obey us, and we guide their whole body.
  • 4 Behold, the ships also, though they are so big and are driven by fierce winds, are yet guided by a very small rudder, wherever the pilot desires.
  • 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.
  • 8 But nobody can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
  • 9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God.
  • 10 Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
  • Open English Bible [OEB]
  • 1 Not many of you should become teachers, my friends, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly than others.
  • 2 We often make mistakes, every one of us. Anyone who does not make mistakes when speaking is indeed a perfect person, able to bridle their whole body as well.
  • 3 When we put bits into horses’ mouths to make them obey us, we change their course the rest of their bodies.
  • 4 Again, think of ships. Large as they are, and even when driven by fierce winds, they are guided by a very small rudder and steered in whatever direction the man at the helm may determine.
  • 5 So is it with the tongue. Small as it is, it is a great boaster. Think how a tiny spark may set the largest forest ablaze!
  • 6 And the tongue is like a spark. It is a world of unrighteousness among the parts of our body. It contaminates the whole body; it sets the whole course of our existence on fire, and is itself set on fire by the flames of Gehenna.
  • 7 For while all kinds of animals, birds and reptiles and sea creatures can be tamed and have been tamed by humans,
  • 8 no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless plague! It is charged with deadly poison!
  • 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made ‘in God’s likeness.’
  • 10 From the very same mouth come blessings and curses! My friends, it is not right that this should be so.

The book of James has 5 chapters.
James chapter 3 has 18 verses.

What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.