New Living Translation
Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly.
King James Bible
My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
Darby Bible Translation
Be not many teachers, my brethren, knowing that we shall receive greater judgment.
World English Bible
Let not many of you be teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive heavier judgment.
Young's Literal Translation
Many teachers become not, my brethren, having known that greater judgment we shall receive,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:1 Be not many teachers - Let no more of you take this upon you than God thrusts out; seeing it is so hard not to offend in speaking much. Knowing that we - That all who thrust themselves into the office. Shall receive greater condemnation - For more offences. St. James here, as in several of the following verse s, by a common figure of speech, includes himself: we shall receive, - we offend, - we put bits, - we curse - None of which, as common sense shows, are to be interpreted either of him or of the other apostles.
LibraryWhether Wisdom is in all who have Grace?
Objection 1: It would seem that wisdom is not in all who have grace. For it is more to have wisdom than to hear wisdom. Now it is only for the perfect to hear wisdom, according to 1 Cor. 2:6: "We speak wisdom among the perfect." Since then not all who have grace are perfect, it seems that much less all who have grace have wisdom. Objection 2: Further, "The wise man sets things in order," as the Philosopher states (Metaph. i, 2): and it is written (James 3:17) that the wise man "judges without dissimulation …
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"Don't let anyone call you 'Rabbi,' for you have only one teacher, and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters.
Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called "the black man"), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas), and Saul.
You think you can instruct the ignorant and teach children the ways of God. For you are certain that God's law gives you complete knowledge and truth.
1 Timothy 1:7
They want to be known as teachers of the law of Moses, but they don't know what they are talking about, even though they speak so confidently.
So don't be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!
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