James 3:4-6 Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)
4 Look at the big boats also. They are very big. The strong winds push them along. But a man uses a small piece of wood and makes the boat go where he wants it to go.
5 A person's tongue is like that. It is a small part of the body but it talks about big things. A very small fire can burn a big pile of wood!
6 The tongue is like a fire. It is like a whole world of trouble. It is a part of our body. And it makes our whole body bad. It burns up our whole life. And the fire that makes the tongue burn comes from hell.