James 3:9
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New International Version
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God's likeness.

New Living Translation
Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God.

English Standard Version
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.

Berean Study Bible
With the tongue we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness.

Berean Literal Bible
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, those being made according to the likeness of God.

New American Standard Bible
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God;

King James Bible
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We praise our Lord and Father with it, and we curse men who are made in God's likeness with it.

International Standard Version
With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in God's likeness.

NET Bible
With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse people made in God's image.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
With it we bless THE LORD JEHOVAH and The Father; with it we curse the children of men who are made in the image of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With our tongues we praise our Lord and Father. Yet, with the same tongues we curse people, who were created in God's likeness.

New American Standard 1977
With it we bless our Lord and Father; and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God;

Jubilee Bible 2000
With it we bless God, even the Father; and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God.

King James 2000 Bible
With this bless we God, even the Father; and with this curse we men, who are made after the similitude of God.

American King James Version
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

American Standard Version
Therewith bless we the Lord and Father; and therewith curse we men, who are made after the likeness of God:

Douay-Rheims Bible
By it we bless God and the Father: and by it we curse men, who are made after the likeness of God.

Darby Bible Translation
Therewith bless we the Lord and Father, and therewith curse we men made after [the] likeness of God.

English Revised Version
Therewith bless we the Lord and Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the likeness of God:

Webster's Bible Translation
With this we bless God, even the Father; and with this we curse men, who are made after the similitude of God.

Weymouth New Testament
With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in God's likeness.

World English Bible
With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God.

Young's Literal Translation
with it we do bless the God and Father, and with it we do curse the men made according to the similitude of God;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-12 We are taught to dread an unruly tongue, as one of the greatest evils. The affairs of mankind are thrown into confusion by the tongues of men. Every age of the world, and every condition of life, private or public, affords examples of this. Hell has more to do in promoting the fire of the tongue than men generally think; and whenever men's tongues are employed in sinful ways, they are set on fire of hell. No man can tame the tongue without Divine grace and assistance. The apostle does not represent it as impossible, but as extremely difficult. Other sins decay with age, this many times gets worse; we grow more froward and fretful, as natural strength decays, and the days come on in which we have no pleasure. When other sins are tamed and subdued by the infirmities of age, the spirit often grows more tart, nature being drawn down to the dregs, and the words used become more passionate. That man's tongue confutes itself, which at one time pretends to adore the perfections of God, and to refer all things to him; and at another time condemns even good men, if they do not use the same words and expressions. True religion will not admit of contradictions: how many sins would be prevented, if men would always be consistent! Pious and edifying language is the genuine produce of a sanctified heart; and none who understand Christianity, expect to hear curses, lies, boastings, and revilings from a true believer's mouth, any more than they look for the fruit of one tree from another. But facts prove that more professors succeed in bridling their senses and appetites, than in duly restraining their tongues. Then, depending on Divine grace, let us take heed to bless and curse not; and let us aim to be consistent in our words and actions.
Study Bible
Taming the Tongue
8but no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9With the tongue we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, this should not be!…
Cross References
Genesis 1:26
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

1 Corinthians 11:7
A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.

James 1:27
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 3:10
Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, this should not be!
Treasury of Scripture

Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

Therewith.

Psalm 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also …

Psalm 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to you, and not be silent. …

Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of your righteousness and of your praise …

Psalm 51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, you God of my salvation: …

Psalm 57:8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

Psalm 62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight …

Psalm 71:24 My tongue also shall talk of your righteousness all the day long: …

Psalm 108:1 O god, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

Acts 2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover …

bless.

1 Chronicles 29:10,20 Why David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David …

Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 63:4 Thus will I bless you while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.

Psalm 145:1,21 I will extol you, my God, O king; and I will bless your name for …

Isaiah 29:13 Why the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their …

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed …

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

therewith curse.

Judges 9:27 And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, …

2 Samuel 16:5 And when king David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out a man …

2 Samuel 19:21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not Shimei …

Psalm 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue …

Psalm 59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even …

Psalm 109:17,18 As he loved cursing, so let it come to him: as he delighted not in …

Ecclesiastes 7:22 For oftentimes also your own heart knows that you yourself likewise …

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do …

Matthew 26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. …

Romans 3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

made.

Genesis 1:26,27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and …

Genesis 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God …

Genesis 9:6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in …

1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is …

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