James 3:4
Good News Translation
Or think of a ship: big as it is and driven by such strong winds, it can be steered by a very small rudder, and it goes wherever the pilot wants it to go.

Contemporary English Version
It takes strong winds to move a large sailing ship, but the captain uses only a small rudder to make it go in any direction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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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.

are driven.

Psalm 107:25-27 He said the word, and there arose a storm of wind: and the waves thereof were lifted up. . . .

Jonah 1:4 And Jonah rose up to flee into Tharsis from the face of the Lord, and he went down to Joppe, and found a ship going to Tharsis: and he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them to Tharsis from the face of the Lord,

Matthew 8:24 And behold a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves, but he was asleep.

Acts 27:14 But not long after, there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroaquilo.

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Context
Taming the Tongue
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. 5Even so the tongue is indeed a little member and boasteth great things. Behold how small a fire kindleth a great wood.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:27
All things are delivered to me by my Father. And no one knoweth the Son but the Father: neither doth any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom it shall please the Son to reveal him.

Acts 27:11
But the centurion believed the pilot and the master of the ship, more than those things which were said by Paul.

James 3:3
For if we put bits into the mouths of horses, that they may obey us: and we turn about their whole body.

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

Additional Translations
Consider ships as well. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot is inclined.

Behold also the ships, being so great and being driven by strong winds, are turned about by a very small rudder wherever the impulse of the one steering resolves.

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, wherever the governor wants.

Behold, the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by rough winds, are yet turned about by a very small rudder, whither the impulse of the steersman willeth.

Behold also the ships, which are so great, and driven by violent winds, are turned about by a very small rudder, wherever the pleasure of the helmsman will.

Behold, the ships also, though they are so great, and are driven by rough winds, are yet turned about by a very small rudder, whither the impulse of the steersman willeth.

Behold also the ships, which though they are so great, and are driven by fierce winds, yet they are turned about with a very small helm, withersoever the governor willeth.

So too with ships, great as they are, and often driven along by strong gales, yet they can be steered with a very small rudder in whichever direction the caprice of the man at the helm chooses.

Behold, the ships also, though they are so big and are driven by fierce winds, are yet guided by a very small rudder, wherever the pilot desires.

lo, also the ships, being so great, and by fierce winds being driven, are led about by a very small helm, whithersoever the impulse of the helmsman doth counsel,
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