34 (A)You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, (B)when you are evil? (C)For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

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And (A)the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, (B)staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life,[a] and set on fire by hell.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. James 3:6 Or wheel of birth
  2. James 3:6 Greek Gehenna

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