James 3:8
Context
Taming the Tongue

1My brothers, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4Behold 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. 5Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles! 6And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed of mankind: 8But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not so to be. 11Does a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12Can the fig tree, my brothers, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
Cross References
Psalm 140:3
They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.


Proverbs 17:20
He that has a fraudulent heart finds no good: and he that has a perverse tongue falls into mischief.


Ecclesiastes 10:11
Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.


Romans 3:13
Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:


James 3:7
For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed of mankind:


Treasury of Scripture

But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

an unruly.

James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body...

Psalm 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Psalm 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows...

Psalm 59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, does hear?

Psalm 64:3,4 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words...

full.

Deuteronomy 32:33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

Psalm 58:4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stops her ear;

Psalm 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.

Ecclesiastes 10:11 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.

Romans 3:13 Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world...

Strong's Concordance
But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Topical Bible
Able Controlled Deadly Death Death-bringing Ever-busy Evil Full Human Mischief Nobody Poison Restless Subdue Tame Tongue Unresting Unruly Unsettled
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James Chapter 3 Verse 8

Alphabetical: a and but can deadly evil full is It man no of one poison restless tame the tongue

NT Letters: James 3:8 But nobody can tame the tongue (Ja Jas. Jam)
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