James 3:1
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
Let not manyπολλοὶ
4183: much, manya prim. word
[of you] becomeγίνεσθε
1096: to come into being, to happen, to becomefrom a prim. root gen-
1320: an instructorfrom didaskó
my brethren,ἀδελφοί
80: a brotherfrom alpha (as a cop. prefix) and delphus (womb)
3609a: to have seen or perceived, hence to knowperf. of eidon
that as such we will incurλημψόμεθα
2983: to take, receivefrom a prim. root lab-
a stricterμεῖζον
3173: greata prim. word
2917: a judgmentfrom krinó

KJV Lexicon
μη  particle - nominative
me  may:  any but (that), forbear, God forbid, lack, lest, neither, never, no (wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without.
πολλοι  adjective - nominative plural masculine
polus  pol-oos':  abundant, altogether, common, far (passed, spent), (be of a) great (age, deal, -ly, while), long, many, much, oft(-en (-times), plenteous, sore, straitly.
διδασκαλοι  noun - nominative plural masculine
didaskalos  did-as'-kal-os:  an instructor (genitive case or specially) -- doctor, master, teacher.
γινεσθε  verb - present middle or passive deponent imperative - second person
ginomai  ghin'-om-ahee:  to cause to be (gen-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.)
αδελφοι  noun - vocative plural masculine
adephos  ad-el-fos':  a brother near or remote -- brother.
μου  personal pronoun - first person genitive singular
mou  moo:  of me -- I, me, mine (own), my.
ειδοτες  verb - perfect active participle - nominative plural masculine
eido  i'-do:  to see; by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know
οτι  conjunction
hoti  hot'-ee:  demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because -- as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
μειζον  adjective - accusative singular neuter - comparative or contracted
megas  meg'-as:  big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) -- (+ fear) exceedingly, great(-est), high, large, loud, mighty, + (be) sore (afraid), strong, to years.
κριμα  noun - accusative singular neuter
krima  kree'-mah:  a decision (the function or the effect, for or against (crime) -- avenge, condemned, condemnation, damnation, go to law, judgment.
ληψομεθα  verb - future middle deponent indicative - first person
lambano  lam-ban'-o:  to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively)
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Not many should become teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive a stricter judgment,

International Standard Version
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more severely than others.

NET Bible
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, because you know that we will be judged more strictly.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There should not be many teachers among you, my brethren, but you should know that we will incur greater judgment,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers. You know that we who teach will be judged more severely.

King James 2000 Bible
My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we shall receive the severer judgment.
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