the tongue

James Chapter 3

...Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 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 of hell...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...

4 remarks: on "the tongue"

ohhollyf said...

we often use our cage (teeth), to help us remember this verse.

brockleesgirl said...

Unfortunately I am all too familiar with the intricacies of this verse. Thanks for the reminder.

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