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 New English Bible James:3Novum Testamentum Graece (UBS.Ed.26)  

1 MY BROTHERS, not many of you should become teachers, for you may be certain that we who teach shall ourselves be judged with greater strictness. The Tongue Jas.3.1-12Μὴ πολλοὶ διδάσκαλοι γίνεσθε, ἀδελφοί μου, εἰδότες ὅτι μεῖζον κρίμα λημψόμεθα.
2 All of us often go wrong; the man who never says a wrong thing is a perfect character, able to bridle his whole being.  πολλὰ γὰρ πταίομεν ἀπαντες. εἰ τις ἐν λόγῳ οὐ πταίει, οὗτος τέλειος ἀνήρ, δυνατὸς χαλιναγωγῆσαι καὶ ὁλον τὸ σῶμα.
3 If we put bits into horses' mouths to make them obey our will, we can direct their whole body.  εἰ δὲ τῶν ἱππων τοὺς χαλινοὺς εἰς τὰ στόματα βάλλομεν εἰς τὸ πείθεσθαι αὐτοὺς ἡμῖν, καὶ ὁλον τὸ σῶμα αὐτῶν μετάγομεν.
4 Or think of ships: large they may be, yet even when driven by strong gales they can be directed by a tiny rudder on whatever course the helmsman chooses.  ἰδοὺ καὶ τὰ πλοῖα, τηλικαῦτα ὀντα καὶ ὑπὸ ἀνέμων σκληρῶν ἐλαυνόμενα, μετάγεται ὑπὸ ἐλαχίστου πηδαλίου ὁπου ἡ ὁρμὴ τοῦ εὐθύνοντος βούλεται·
5 So with the tongue. It is a small member but it can make huge claims. [Or: it is a great boaster.]

What an immense stack of timber [Or: What a huge forest ...] can be set ablaze by the tiniest spark!

 οὑτως καὶ ἡ γλῶσσα μικρὸν μέλος ἐστὶν καὶ μεγάλα αὐχεῖ. Ἰδοὺ ἡλίκον πῦρ ἡλίκην ὑλην ἀνάπτει·
6 And the tongue is in effect a fire. It represents among our members the world with all its wickedness; it pollutes our whole being; it keeps the wheel of our existence red-hot, and its flames are fed by hell.  καὶ ἡ γλῶσσα πῦρ, ὁ κόσμος τῆς ἀδικίας, ἡ γλῶσσα καθίσταται ἐν τοῖς μέλεσιν ἡμῶν, ἡ σπιλοῦσα ὁλον τὸ σῶμα καὶ φλογίζουσα τὸν τροχὸν τῆς γενέσεως καὶ φλογιζομένη ὑπὸ τῆς γεέννης.
7 Beasts and birds of every kind, creatures that crawl on the ground or swim in the sea, can be subdued and have been subdued by mankind;  πᾶσα γὰρ φύσις θηρίων τε καὶ πετεινῶν ἑρπετῶν τε καὶ ἐναλίων δαμάζεται καὶ δεδάμασται τῇ φύσει τῇ ἄνθρωπίνῃ·
8 but no man can subdue the tongue. It is an intractable evil, charged with deadly venom.  τὴν δὲ γλῶσσαν οὐδεὶς δαμάσαι δύναται ἀνθρώπων· ἀκατάστατον κακόν, μεστὴ ἰοῦ θανατηφόρου.
9 We use it to sing the praises of our Lord and Father, and we use it to invoke curses upon our fellow-men who are made in God's likeness.  ἐν αὐτῇ εὐλογοῦμεν τὸν κύριον καὶ πατέρα, καὶ ἐν αὐτῇ καταρώμεθα τοὺς ἀνθρώπους τοὺς καθ' ὁμοίωσιν θεοῦ γεγονότας·
10 Out of the same mouth come praises and curses.  ἐκ τοῦ αὐτοῦ στόματος ἐξέρχεται εὐλογία καὶ κατάρα. οὐ χρή, ἀδελφοί μου, ταῦτα οὑτως γίνεσθαι.
11 My brothers, this should not be so. Does a fountain gush with both fresh and brackish water from the same opening?  μήτι ἡ πηγὴ ἐκ τῆς αὐτῆς ὀπῆς βρύει τὸ γλυκὺ καὶ τὸ πικρόν;
12 Can a fig-tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? No more does salt water yield fresh.
 μὴ δύναται, ἀδελφοί μου, συκῆ ἐλαίας ποιῆσαι ἢ ἀμπελος σῦκὰ οὐτε ἀλυκὸν γλυκὺ ποιῆσαι ὑδωρ.
13 WHO AMONG YOU is wise or clever? Let his right conduct give practical proof of it, with the modesty that comes of wisdom. The Wisdom from Above Jas.3.13-18Τίς σοφὸς καὶ ἐπιστήμων ἐν ὑμῖν; δειξάτω ἐκ τῆς καλῆς ἀναστροφῆς τὰ ἐργα αὐτοῦ ἐν πραΰτητι σοφίας.
14 But if you are harbouring bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, consider whether your claims are not false, and a defiance of the truth.  εἰ δὲ ζῆλον πικρὸν ἐχετε καὶ ἐριθείαν ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ ὑμῶν, μὴ κατακαυχᾶσθε καὶ ψεύδεσθε κατὰ τῆς ἀληθείας.
15 This is not the wisdom that comes from above; it is earth-bound, sensual, demonic.  οὐκ ἐστιν αὑτη ἡ σοφία ἀνωθεν κατερχομένη, ἀλλὰ ἐπίγειος, ψυχική, δαιμονιώδης·
16 For with jealousy and ambition come disorder and evil of every kind.  ὁπου γὰρ ζῆλος καὶ ἐριθεία, ἐκεῖ ἀκαταστασία καὶ πᾶν φαῦλον πρᾶγμα.
17 But the wisdom from above is in the first place pure; and then peace-loving, considerate, and open to reason; it is straightforward and sincere, rich in mercy and in the kindly deeds that are its fruit.  ἡ δὲ ἀνωθεν σοφία πρῶτον μὲν ἀγνή ἐστιν, ἐπειτα εἰρηνική, ἐπιεικής, εὐπειθής, μεστὴ ἐλέους καὶ καρπῶν ἀγαθῶν, ἀδιάκριτος, ἀνυπόκριτος·
18 True justice is the harvest reaped by peacemakers from seeds sown in a spirit of peace.
 καρπὸς δὲ δικαιοσύνης ἐν εἰρήνῃ σπείρεται τοῖς ποιοῦσιν εἰρήνην.
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