GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
In the same way the tongue is a small part of the body, but it can brag about doing important things. A large forest can be set on fire by a little flame.
King James Bible
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
Darby Bible Translation
Thus also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. See how little a fire, how large a wood it kindles!
World English Bible
So the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest!
Young's Literal Translation
so also the tongue is a little member, and doth boast greatly; lo, a little fire how much wood it doth kindle!
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They ridicule. They speak maliciously. They speak arrogantly about oppression.
Without wood a fire goes out, and without gossip a quarrel dies down.
The same thing is true for ships. They are very big and are driven by strong winds. Yet, by using small rudders, pilots steer ships wherever they want them to go.
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