James 3:3
Good News Translation
We put a bit into the mouth of a horse to make it obey us, and we are able to make it go where we want.

Contemporary English Version
By putting a bit into the mouth of a horse, we can turn the horse in different directions.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if we put bits into the mouths of horses, that they may obey us: and we turn about their whole body.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For if we put bits into the mouths of horses, that they may obey us: and we turn about their whole body.

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.

2 Kings 19:28 Thou hast been mad against me, and thy pride hath come up to my ears: therefore I will put a ring in thy nose, and a bit between thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

Psalm 32:9 Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.

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.

Isaiah 37:29 When thou wast mad against me, thy pride came up to my ears: therefore I will put a ring in thy nose, and a bit between thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

Context
Taming the Tongue
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. 4Behold also ships, whereas they are great and are driven by strong winds, yet are they turned about with a small helm, whithersoever the force of the governor willeth.…
Cross References
Psalm 32:9
Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.

James 3:4
Behold also ships, whereas they are great and are driven by strong winds, yet are they turned about with a small helm, whithersoever the force of the governor willeth.

Additional Translations
When we put bits into the mouths of the horses to make them obey us, we can guide the whole animal.

Now if we put bits into the mouths of the horses for them to obey us, we turn about even their whole body.

Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

Now if we put the horses bridles into their mouths that they may obey us, we turn about their whole body also.

Behold, we put the bits in the mouths of the horses, that they may obey us, and we turn round their whole bodies.

Now if we put the horses' bridles into their mouths, that they may obey us, we turn about their whole body also.

Behold, we put bits in the mouths of horses, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

Remember that we put the horses' bit into their mouths to make them obey us, and so we turn their whole bodies round.

Indeed, we put bits into the horses' mouths so that they may obey us, and we guide their whole body.

lo, the bits we put into the mouths of the horses for their obeying us, and their whole body we turn about;
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