James 3:1
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English Standard Version
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

King James Bible
My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

American Standard Version
Be not many of you teachers, my brethren, knowing that we shall receive heavier judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be ye not many masters, my brethren, knowing that you receive the greater judgment.

English Revised Version
Be not many teachers, my brethren, knowing that we shall receive heavier judgment.

Webster's Bible Translation
My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not be eager, my brethren, for many among you to become teachers; for you know that we teachers shall undergo severer judgement.

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Masters (διδάσκαλοι)

Literally, and better, teachers, with a reference to the exhortation to be slow to speak (James 1:19). Compare 1 Corinthians 14:26-34. James is warning against the too eager and general assumption of the privilege of teaching, which was not restricted to a particular class, but was exercised by believers generally.

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be.

Malachi 2:12 The LORD will cut off the man that does this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob...

Matthew 9:11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why eats your Master with publicans and sinners?

Matthew 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

Matthew 23:8-10,14 But be not you called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all you are brothers...

John 3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, Are you a master of Israel, and know not these things?

Acts 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger...

Romans 2:20,21 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which have the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law...

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings...

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ...

2 Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

*Gr:

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

knowing.

Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that the LORD spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come near me...

Ezekiel 3:17,18 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me...

Ezekiel 33:7-9 So you, O son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear the word at my mouth...

Luke 6:37 Judge not, and you shall not be judged: condemn not, and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven:

Luke 12:47,48 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will...

Luke 16:2 And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship...

Acts 20:26,27 Why I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men...

1 Corinthians 4:2-5 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful...

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body...

Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account...

condemnation. or, judgement.

Matthew 7:1,2 Judge not, that you be not judged...

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...

1 Corinthians 11:29-32 For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body...

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Cross References
Matthew 23:8
But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers.

Acts 13:1
Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Romans 2:20
an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth--

1 Timothy 1:7
desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.

James 1:16
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

James 1:19
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

James 3:10
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

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