James 3:7
New International Version
All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind,

New Living Translation
People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish,

English Standard Version
For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind,

Berean Study Bible
All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man,

Berean Literal Bible
For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and things of the sea, is subdued and has been subdued by the human race,

King James Bible
For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:

New King James Version
For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.

New American Standard Bible
For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race.

NASB 1995
For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race.

NASB 1977
For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by the human race.

Amplified Bible
For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and sea creatures, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race.

Christian Standard Bible
Every kind of animal, bird, reptile, and fish is tamed and has been tamed by humankind,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Every sea creature, reptile, bird, or animal is tamed and has been tamed by man,

American Standard Version
For every kind of beasts and birds, of creeping things and things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed by mankind.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all kinds of animals, birds and creeping things of the sea and of the land are tamed by the nature of humanity,

Contemporary English Version
All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and sea creatures can be tamed and have been tamed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For every nature of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of the rest, is tamed, and hath been tamed, by the nature of man:

English Revised Version
For every kind of beasts and birds, of creeping things and things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed by mankind:

Good News Translation
We humans are able to tame and have tamed all other creatures--wild animals and birds, reptiles and fish.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People have tamed all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and sea creatures.

International Standard Version
For all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and sea creatures can be or have been tamed by humans,

Literal Standard Version
For every nature, both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and things of the sea, is subdued, and has been subdued, by the human nature,

NET Bible
For every kind of animal, bird, reptile, and sea creature is subdued and has been subdued by humankind.

New Heart English Bible
For all kinds of animals, and birds, of reptiles and sea creatures, are being tamed and have been tamed by humankind.

Weymouth New Testament
For brute nature under all its forms--beasts and birds, reptiles and fishes--can be subjected and kept in subjection by human nature.

World English Bible
For every kind of animal, bird, creeping thing, and thing in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind.

Young's Literal Translation
For every nature, both of beasts and of fowls, both of creeping things and things of the sea, is subdued, and hath been subdued, by the human nature,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Taming the Tongue
6The tongue also is a fire, a world of wickedness among the parts of the body. It pollutes the whole person, sets the course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. 7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, 8but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.…

Cross References
Acts 10:12
It contained all kinds of four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, as well as birds of the air.

James 3:6
The tongue also is a fire, a world of wickedness among the parts of the body. It pollutes the whole person, sets the course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

James 3:8
but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.


Treasury of Scripture

For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed of mankind:

kind.

Mark 5:4
Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.

Gr.









(7) For every kind of beasts . . .--Compare the margin, and read more exactly, thus: Every nature of beasts and birds, and creeping things, and things of the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed, by the nature of man. All kinds have been mastered by mankind, as promised at creation (Genesis 1:26-28). There lives no creature which may not be won by kindness and gratitude; and--

"He prayeth best who loveth best

All things both great and small;

For the dear God Who loveth us,

He made and loveth all."

The four-fold division of animal life above is curiously like and unlike that in Acts 10:17, where we read of "four-footed beasts of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and fowls of the air."

Verse 7. - Fourth illustration, involving a proof of the terrible power of the tongue for evil. All kinds of wild animals, etc., can be tamed and have been tamed: the tongue cannot be. What a deadly power for evil must it therefore be! The famous chorus in Sophocles, 'Antigone,' 1. 332, seq., Πολλὰ τὰ δεινὰ κοὐδὲν ἀνθώπου δεινότερον πέλει, is quoted by nearly all commentators, and affords a remarkable parallel to this passage. Every kind of beasts, etc.; literally, every nature (φύσις) of beasts... hath been tamed by man's nature (τῇ φύσει τῇ ἀνθρωπίνῃ); Vulgate, omnis enim natura bestiarum... domita sunt a natura humana. (On the dative τῇ φύσει, see Winer, 'Gram. of N. T.,' p. 275.) With this fourfold enumeration of the brute creation ("beasts ... birds.., serpents... things in the sea"), cf. Genesis 9:2, "The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon all the beasts (θήρια) of the earth, upon all the fowls (πέτεινα) of the heavens, and upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea." Serpents (ἐρπετά) would be better rendered, as B.V., creeping things.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
All
Πᾶσα (Pasa)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

kinds
φύσις (physis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5449: From phuo; growth, i.e. natural production; by extension, a genus or sort; figuratively, native disposition, constitution or usage.

of animals,
θηρίων (thēriōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 2342: Properly: a wild beast, hence: any animal; met: a brute. Diminutive from the same as thera; a dangerous animal.

birds,
πετεινῶν (peteinōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 4071: A bird, fowl. Neuter of a derivative of petomai; a flying animal, i.e. Bird.

reptiles,
ἑρπετῶν (herpetōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 2062: Neuter of a derivative of herpo; a reptile, i.e. (compare remes) a small animal.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

creatures of the sea
ἐναλίων (enaliōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 1724: Marine, living in the sea. From en and hals; in the sea, i.e. Marine.

are being tamed
δαμάζεται (damazetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1150: To tame, subdue, involving obedience and restraint. A variation of an obsolete primary of the same meaning; to tame.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

have been tamed
δεδάμασται (dedamastai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1150: To tame, subdue, involving obedience and restraint. A variation of an obsolete primary of the same meaning; to tame.

by
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

man,
ἀνθρωπίνῃ (anthrōpinē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 442: Belonging to human beings (especially as contrasted with God), human (as contrasted with divine). From anthropos; human.


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