Taming the Tongue and the Keys to Wisdom
1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.2 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. 3 Behold, we put bits into the horses' mouths, that they should obey us, and we turn about all their 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 rudder, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth of great things; behold, how great a thing a little fire kindleth. 6 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. 7 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. 8 But the tongue can no man tame. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 Therewith bless we God even the Father, and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of one mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11 Doeth a fountain send forth at one place sweet water and bitter? 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bring forth olives, either a vine, figs? So can no fountain make both salt water and sweet. 13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him shew by good conversation his works in meekness of wisdom. 14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, rejoice not, neither be liars against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, and devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is sedition, and all manner of evil works. 17 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. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace, of them that make peace.
1 Corinthians 14:8
And also if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?
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