We are not rashly or arrogantly to reprove others:
James 3:1 My brethren, bee not many masters, knowing that we shall receiue the greater condemnation. James 3:2 For 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. James 3:3 Behold, we put bittes in the horses mouthes, that they may obey vs, and we turne about their whole body. James 3:4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driuen of fierce windes, yet are they turned about with a very small helme, whithersoeuer the gouernour listeth.
but rather to bridle the tongue, a little member, but a powerful instrument of much good, and great harm.
James 3:5 Euen so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things: behold, how great a matter a litle fire kindleth. James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquitie: so is the tongue amongst our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire of hell. James 3:7 For euery kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind. James 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame, [it is] an vnruly euill, ful of deadly poyson. James 3:9 Therewith blesse wee God, euen the Father: and therewith curse wee men, which are made after the similitude of God. James 3:10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing: my brethren, these things ought not so to be. James 3:11 Doeth a fountaine send foorth at the same place sweet water and bitter? James 3:12 Can ye figtree, my brethren, beare oliue berries? either a vine, figs? so [can] no fountaine both yeeld salt water & fresh.
They who be truly wise be mild, and peaceable, without envying, and strife.
James 3:13 Who is a wise man and indued with knowledge amongst you? let him shew out of a good conuersation his workes with meekenes of wisedome. James 3:14 But if ye haue bitter enuying and strife in your hearts glory not, and lie not against the trueth. James 3:15 This wisedome descendeth not from aboue, but [is] earthly, sensuall, deuilish. James 3:16 For where enuying and strife is, there is confusion, and euery euill worke. James 3:17 But the wisedome that is from aboue, is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easie to be intreated, full of mercy, and good fruits, without partialitie, and without hypocrisie. James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousnesse is sowen in peace, of them that make peace.