1 My brethren, a not many b, knowing that we shall c the greater condemnation.
2 For in many things we a. If any man b in c, the same is a d man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
4 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 a listeth.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and a great things. Behold, how great a b a little fire kindleth!
6 And the a 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.
7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
8 But the a can no man tame; it is an b evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith a we men, which are made after the b of God.
10 Out of the same a proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a a send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good a his works with b of wisdom.
14 But if ye have bitter envying and a in your hearts, b, and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
16 For where a and b is, there is confusion and every evil work.
17 But the a that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and b, full of c and good fruits, without partiality, and without d.
18 And the fruit of a is sown in b of them that make c.
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