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James 3

We are not rashly or arrogantly to reprove others:

James 3:1 My brethren, be not euery man a master, knowinge how þt we shal receaue þe greater damnacion: James 3:2 for in many thinges we synne all. If a man synne not in worde, þe same is a perfecte man, & able also to tame all þe body. James 3:3 Beholde, we put bittes in to þe horses mouthes, þt they maye obeye vs, & we turne aboute all the body of them. James 3:4 Beholde also þe shyppes, whych though they be so great, & are dryuen of fearce wyndes, yet are they turned about wyth a very small helme whyther soeuer þe violence of þe gouerner will.

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 tonge is a lytel member also, and boasteth great thynges. Beholde, how gret a thynge a lytell fyre kyndleth, James 3:6 and the tonge is fyre, euen a world of wyckednes. So is the tonge set amonge oure membres, that it defyleth the whole body, and setteth a fyre all that we haue of nature, and is it selfe set a fyre euen of hell. James 3:7 All the natures of beastes, and of byrdes, and of serpentes, & thinges of þe see are meked and tamed of the nature of man. James 3:8 But þe tonge can no man tame. It is an vnruely euyll, full of deedly poyson. James 3:9 Ther wt blesse we God the father, and therwith cursse wemen, which are made after the symilitude of God. James 3:10 Out of one mouth proceadeth blessing and cursyng. My brethren, these thinges ought not so to be. James 3:11 Doth a fountayne send forth at one place swete water and bytter also. James 3:12 Can the fygge tree (my brethren) beare olyue beries: ether a a vyne beare fygges?

They who be truly wise be mild, and peaceable, without envying, and strife.

James 3:13 So can no fountayne geue bothe salt water & fresshe also. Yf eny man be wyse & endued wt knowledge amonge you, let hym shewe his workes out of good conuersacion with mekenes of wysdome. James 3:14 But yf ye haue bytter enuyeng & stryfe in your herte, reioyce not: nether be lyars agaynst the trueth: James 3:15 For soch wysdome descendeth not from aboue: but is erthy, naturall, & diuelisshe. James 3:16 For wher enuyeng & strife is, there is vnstablenes, & all manner of euyll workes. James 3:17 But þe wysdome þt is from aboue, is first pure, then peasable, gentle, & easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good frutes, without iudging, without simulacion: James 3:18 yee, & þe frute of ryghtewesnes is sowen in peace, of them that mayntene peace.

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