James 3:9
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English Standard Version
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.

King James Bible
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

American Standard Version
Therewith bless we the Lord and Father; and therewith curse we men, who are made after the likeness of God:

Douay-Rheims Bible
By it we bless God and the Father: and by it we curse men, who are made after the likeness of God.

English Revised Version
Therewith bless we the Lord and Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the likeness of God:

Webster's Bible Translation
With this we bless God, even the Father; and with this we curse men, who are made after the similitude of God.

Weymouth New Testament
With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in God's likeness.

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Vincent's Word Studies

God, even the Father (τὸν Θεὸν καὶ πατέρα)

The proper reading is τὸν Κύριον, the Lord, and the καὶ, and, is simply connective. Read, therefore, as Rev., the Lord and Father. This combination of terms for God is uncommon. See James 1:27.

Which

Not who, which would designate personally certain men; whereas James designates them generically.

James 3:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Therewith.

Psalm 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Psalm 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to you, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you for ever.

Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long.

Psalm 51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, you God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

Psalm 57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

Psalm 62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly...

Psalm 71:24 My tongue also shall talk of your righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought to shame...

Psalm 108:1 O god, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

Acts 2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

bless.

1 Chronicles 29:10,20 Why David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be you, LORD God of Israel our father...

Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 63:4 Thus will I bless you while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.

Psalm 145:1,21 I will extol you, my God, O king; and I will bless your name for ever and ever...

Isaiah 29:13 Why the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me...

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

therewith curse.

Judges 9:27 And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, and stepped the grapes, and made merry...

2 Samuel 16:5 And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shimei...

2 Samuel 19:21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD's anointed?

Psalm 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

Psalm 59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak...

Psalm 109:17,18 As he loved cursing, so let it come to him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him...

Ecclesiastes 7:22 For oftentimes also your own heart knows that you yourself likewise have cursed others.

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you...

Matthew 26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

Romans 3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

made.

Genesis 1:26,27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea...

Genesis 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Genesis 9:6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

Cross References
Genesis 1:26
Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

1 Corinthians 11:7
For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man.

James 1:27
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

James 3:10
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

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