New Living Translation
Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Therewith bless we the Lord and Father, and therewith curse we men made after the likeness of God.
World English Bible
With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God.
Young's Literal Translation
with it we do bless the God and Father, and with it we do curse the men made according to the similitude of God;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:9 Men made after the likeness of God - Indeed we have now lost this likeness; yet there remains from thence an indelible nobleness, which we ought to reverence both in ourselves and others.
LibraryWhether Wisdom is in all who have Grace?
Objection 1: It would seem that wisdom is not in all who have grace. For it is more to have wisdom than to hear wisdom. Now it is only for the perfect to hear wisdom, according to 1 Cor. 2:6: "We speak wisdom among the perfect." Since then not all who have grace are perfect, it seems that much less all who have grace have wisdom. Objection 2: Further, "The wise man sets things in order," as the Philosopher states (Metaph. i, 2): and it is written (James 3:17) that the wise man "judges without dissimulation …
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Then God said, "Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground."
1 Corinthians 11:7
A man should not wear anything on his head when worshiping, for man is made in God's image and reflects God's glory. And woman reflects man's glory.
Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!
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