James: Chapter 03

The Epistle of James. The 3rd Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
3:1 My brethren, do not ye be made many masters, witting that ye take the more doom. My brethren, be not every man a master, Remembering how that we shall receive the more damnation. My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
3:2 For all we offend in many things. If any man offendeth not in word, this is a perfect man; forsooth he may with a bridle lead about all the body. For in many things we sin all. If a man sin not in word, he is a perfect man and able to tame all the body. For in many things we sin all. If any man sin not in word, he is a perfect man, and able to bridle all the body. 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.
3:3 For if we put bridles into horses’ mouths, for to consent to us, and we lead about all the body of them. Behold we put bits into the horses’ mouths that they should obey us, and we turn about all the body. Behold, we put bits into the horses’ mouths that they should obey us, and we turn about all their body. Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us, and we turn about their whole body.
3:4 And lo! ships, when they be great, and be driven of strong winds, yet they be borne about of a little rudder, where the moving of the governor will. 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 violence of the governor will: 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 rudder, whethersoever the governor listeth. 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.
3:5 So also the tongue is but a little member, and raiseth great things. Lo! how much fire kindleth how great a wood. even so the tongue is a little member and boasteth great things. Behold how great a thing a little fire kindleth, Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth of great things: behold, how great a thing a little fire kindleth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things: behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth.
3:6 And our tongue is fire, the university of wickedness. The tongue is ordained in our members, which defouleth all the body; and it is inflamed of hell, and inflameth the wheel of our birth. 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. And the tongue is fire, yea, a world of wickedness: so is the tongue set 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. And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue amongst our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire of hell.
3:7 Soothly all kind of beasts, and fowls, and serpents, and of others, be overcome, and be made tame, of mankind; All the natures of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and things of the sea, are meeked and tamed of the nature of man. For the whole nature of beasts, and of birds and of creeping things, and things of the sea is tamed and hath been tamed of the nature of man. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind.
3:8 but no man may chastise the tongue, soothly it is an unquiet evil thing, and full of deadly venom. But the tongue can no man tame. It is an unruly evil full of deadly poison. But the tongue can no man tame. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. But the tongue can no man tame, it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
3:9 In it we bless God, the Father, and in it we curse men, that be made to the likeness of God. Therewith bless we God the father, and therewith curse we men which are made unto the similitude of God. Therewith bless we God even the Father, and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Therewith bless we God, even the Father: and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
3:10 Of the same mouth cometh forth blessing and cursing. My brethren, it behooveth not that these things be done so. Out of one mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren these things ought not so to be. Out of one mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing: my brethren, these things ought not so to be. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing: my brethren, these things ought not so to be.
3:11 Whether a well of the same hole bring forth sweet and salt water? Doth a fountain send forth at one place sweet water, and bitter also? Doth a fountain send forth at one place sweet water and bitter? Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
3:12 My brethren, whether a fig tree may make grapes, or a vine figs? So neither salt water may make sweet water. Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries: other a vine bear figs? So can no fountain give both salt water and fresh also. Can the fig tree, my brethren, bring forth olives, other a vine figs? So can no fountain make both salt water & sweet. Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water & fresh.
3:13 Who is wise, and taught among you? shew he of good living his work, in mildness of wisdom. Who is wise and endued with learning among you? Let him shew the works of his good conversation in meekness that is coupled with wisdom. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew by good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge amongst you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
3:14 That if ye have bitter zeal and strives be in your hearts, do not ye glory, and be liars against the truth. If ye have bitter envying among you, and strife in your hearts, rejoice not: neither be liars against the truth. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, rejoice not, neither be liars against the truth. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
3:15 For this wisdom is not from above coming down, but earthly, beastly, fiendly. This wisdom descendeth not from above: but is earthy, and natural, and devilish: This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, and devilish. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
3:16 For where is envy and strife, there is unsteadfastness and all shrewd work. For where envying and strife is, there is unstableness, and all manner of evil works: For where envying and strife is, there is sedition, and all manner of evil works. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion, and every evil work.
3:17 But wisdom that is from above, first it is chaste, afterward peaceable, persuadable, consenting to good things, full of mercy and of good fruits, deeming without feigning. but the wisdom that is from above, is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, and without simulation: But the wisdom that is from above, is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits without judging, and without hypocrisy. 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.
3:18 And the fruit of rightwiseness is sown in peace, to men that make peace. yea, and the fruit of rightwiseness is sown in peace, of them that keep peace. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace, of them that make peace. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace, of them that make peace.
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