James 3:2
Good News Translation
All of us often make mistakes. But if a person never makes a mistake in what he says, he is perfect and is also able to control his whole being.

Contemporary English Version
All of us do many wrong things. But if you can control your tongue, you are mature and able to control your whole body.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

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For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

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1 Kings 8:46 But if they sin against thee, (for there is no man who sinneth not) and thou being angry, deliver them up to their enemies, so that they be led away captives into the land of their enemies, far or near;

2 Chronicles 6:36 And if they sin against thee (for there is no man that sinneth not) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them up to their enemies, and they lead them away captive to a land either afar off, or near at hand,

Proverbs 20:9 Who can say: My heart is clean, I am pure from sin?

Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is no just man upon earth, that doth good, and sinneth not.

Isaiah 64:6 And we are all become as one unclean, and all our justices as the rag of a menstruous woman: and we have all fallen as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Romans 3:10 As it is written: There is not any man just.

Romans 7:21 I find then a law, that when I have a will to do good, evil is present with me.

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise, by the faith of Jesus Christ, might be given to them that believe.

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the spirit: and the spirit against the flesh: For these are contrary one to another: so that you do not the things that you would.

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. . . .

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James 3:5,6 Even so the tongue is indeed a little member and boasteth great things. Behold how small a fire kindleth a great wood. . . .

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James 1:26 And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

Psalm 34:13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Proverbs 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.

1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.

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James 1:4 And patience hath a perfect work: that you may be perfect and entire, failing in nothing.

Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras saluteth you, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, who is always solicitous for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and full in all the will of God.

Hebrews 13:21 Fit you in all goodness, that you may do his will; doing in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom is glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you and confirm you and establish you.

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1 Corinthians 9:27 But I chastise my body and bring it into subjection: lest perhaps, when I have preached to others, I myself should become a castaway.

Context
Taming the Tongue
1Be ye not many masters, my brethren, knowing that you receive the greater judgment. 2For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body. 3For if we put bits into the mouths of horses, that they may obey us: and we turn about their whole body.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 6:36
And if they sin against thee (for there is no man that sinneth not) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them up to their enemies, and they lead them away captive to a land either afar off, or near at hand,

Psalm 39:1
Unto the end, for Idithun himself, a canticle of David. [2] I said: I will take heed to my ways: that I sin not with my tongue. I have set a guard to my mouth, when the sinner stood against me.

Proverbs 10:19
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.

Proverbs 13:3
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.

Proverbs 21:23
He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from distress.

Matthew 12:34
O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

James 1:4
And patience hath a perfect work: that you may be perfect and entire, failing in nothing.

James 1:26
And if any man think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue but deceiving his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

James 2:10
And whosoever shall keep the whole law, but offend in one point, is become guilty of all.

1 John 1:8
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

Additional Translations
We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to control his whole body.

For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, this one is a perfect man, able indeed to bridle the whole 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.

For in many things we all stumble. If any stumbleth not in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.

For we all often offend. If any one offend not in word, he [is] a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body too.

For in many things we all stumble. If any stumbleth not in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.

For in many things we all offend. If any man offendeth not in word, the same is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.

For we often stumble and fall, all of us. If there is any one who never stumbles in speech, that man has reached maturity of character and is able to curb his whole nature.

For in many things we all stumble. If anyone doesn't stumble in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.

for we all make many stumbles; if any one in word doth not stumble, this one is a perfect man, able to bridle also the whole body;
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