James 3:1-12 - Restraining The Tongue

James 3:1-12 - Restraining The Tongue

1 Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. 2 For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.

3 Now if we put the bits into the horses' mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. 4 Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. 5 So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.

7 For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. 8 But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; 10 from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. 11 Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.

James 1:9-11 - Poverty And Riches

James 2:14-26 - Faith And Works

James 3:1-12 - Restraining The Tongue

James 4:13-17 - Arrogant Boasting About The Future

James 5:7-12 - Exhortation To Patience

James 3:1-12 - Restraining The Tongue

1 Peter 1:1-2 - Greeting

1 Peter 2:1-12 - Chosen As Living Stones

1 Peter 3:8-12 - Called To Inherit A Blessing

1 Peter 4:1-6 - The Time For Behaving Like The Gentiles Is Past

1 Peter 5:1-11 - Leadership And Humility

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Responsibility

Definitions of responsibility

Noun

1

the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.

Synonyms:

authority control power leadership

Synonyms of responsibility

Noun

duty blame trustworthiness authority province obligation responsibleness

Ezra 10:4

"Arise! For this matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act."

Galatians 6:5

For each one will bear his own load.

1 Corinthians 5:12

For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?

Ephesians 4:12

for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;

2 Corinthians 12:14

Here for this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I do not seek what is yours, but you; for children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

Leviticus 5:1

'Now if a person sins after he hears a public adjuration to testify when he is a witness, whether he has seen or otherwise known, if he does not tell it, then he will bear his guilt.

1 Timothy 3:6

and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.

Acts 6:2

So the twelve summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, "It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables.

Colossians 1:25

Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God,

Proverbs 22:26

Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.

Matthew 27:25

And all the people said, "His blood shall be on us and on our children!"

1 Corinthians 7:3

The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.

James 3:1

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.

Ezekiel 3:18

"When I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.

Romans 15:1

Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.

Luke 16:10

"He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.

Ezekiel 3:19

"Yet if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered yourself.

1 Timothy 5:22

Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.

Exodus 22:22

"You shall not afflict any widow or orphan.

James 5:19

My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,

Ezekiel 33:6

'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman's hand.'

1 Corinthians 4:1

Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Deuteronomy 24:5

"When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out with the army nor be charged with any duty; he shall be free at home one year and shall give happiness to his wife whom he has taken.

Ephesians 6:8

knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free.

Ezekiel 3:20

"Again, when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I place an obstacle before him, he will die; since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.

1 Corinthians 7:34

and his interests are divided. The woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she may please her husband.

Ezekiel 18:20

"The person who sins will die The son will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son's iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.

Numbers 18:5

"So you shall attend to the obligations of the sanctuary and the obligations of the altar, so that there will no longer be wrath on the sons of Israel.

Luke 12:48

but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.

Hebrews 13:17

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

Joshua 2:19

"It shall come about that anyone who goes out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his own head, and we shall be free; but anyone who is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head if a hand is laid on him.

Acts 6:3

"Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.

Numbers 11:16

The LORD therefore said to Moses, "Gather for Me seventy men from the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and their officers and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you.

Deuteronomy 1:9

"I spoke to you at that time, saying, 'I am not able to bear the burden of you alone.

Nehemiah 10:35

and that they might bring the first fruits of our ground and the first fruits of all the fruit of every tree to the house of the LORD annually,

Deuteronomy 18:19

'It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.

1 Timothy 5:4

but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.

Numbers 8:25

"But at the age of fifty years they shall retire from service in the work and not work any more.

Ezra 1:2

"Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, 'The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build Him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.

1 Chronicles 23:32

Thus they are to keep charge of the tent of meeting, and charge of the holy place, and charge of the sons of Aaron their relatives, for the service of the house of the LORD.

1 Corinthians 9:17

For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.

Deuteronomy 24:16

"Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.

Exodus 22:16

"If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and lies with her, he must pay a dowry for her to be his wife.

Psalm 78:6

That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, That they may arise and tell them to their children,

Luke 11:50

so that the blood of all the prophets, shed since the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation,

Nehemiah 7:2

then I put Hanani my brother, and Hananiah the commander of the fortress, in charge of Jerusalem, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.

From Thematic Bible

Responsibility » Personal

Responsibility » Attempts to shirk

Responsibility » According to privileges » Of ministers, etc

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Esau

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Sarah

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » saul

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Aaron

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Adam

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Pontius pilate

Responsibility » Assumed by the jewish leaders for the death of jesus

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Eve

Responsibility » Personal

Romans 14:4

Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

Matthew 12:37

"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

Ezekiel 18:20

"The person who sins will die The son will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son's iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.

Deuteronomy 24:16

"Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.

1 Corinthians 3:8

Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

More verses: John 9:41 Job 19:4 Proverbs 9:12 Jeremiah 31:30 Galatians 6:5 Ezekiel 18:30 John 15:22-24 1 Corinthians 3:13-15 Revelation 2:23

Responsibility » Attempts to shirk

Matthew 27:24

When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this Man's blood; see to that yourselves."

Genesis 27:36

Then he said, "Is he not rightly named Jacob, for he has supplanted me these two times? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing." And he said, "Have you not reserved a blessing for me?"

Genesis 3:13

Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

1 Samuel 15:21

"But the people took some of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the LORD your God at Gilgal."

Genesis 16:5

And Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done me be upon you I gave my maid into your arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her sight May the LORD judge between you and me."

More verses: Exodus 32:22

Responsibility » According to privileges » Of ministers, etc

Hebrews 13:17

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

Ezekiel 33:6

'But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman's hand.'

Ezekiel 3:1-17

Then He said to me, "Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel." So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll. He said to me, "Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you " Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth. read more.

2 Corinthians 2:16

to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life And who is adequate for these things?

James 3:1

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Esau

Genesis 25:29-34

When Jacob had cooked stew, Esau came in from the field and he was famished; and Esau said to Jacob, "Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there, for I am famished." Therefore his name was called Edom. But Jacob said, "First sell me your birthright." read more.

Genesis 27:36

Then he said, "Is he not rightly named Jacob, for he has supplanted me these two times? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing." And he said, "Have you not reserved a blessing for me?"

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Sarah

Genesis 16:2

So Sarai said to Abram, "Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her." And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

Genesis 16:5

And Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done me be upon you I gave my maid into your arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her sight May the LORD judge between you and me."

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » saul

1 Samuel 15:20-21

Then Saul said to Samuel, "I did obey the voice of the LORD, and went on the mission on which the LORD sent me, and have brought back Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. "But the people took some of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the LORD your God at Gilgal."

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Aaron

Exodus 32:22-24

Aaron said, "Do not let the anger of my lord burn; you know the people yourself, that they are prone to evil. "For they said to me, 'Make a god for us who will go before us; for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.' "I said to them, 'Whoever has any gold, let them tear it off.' So they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf."

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Adam

Genesis 3:12-13

The man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate." Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Pontius pilate

Matthew 27:24

When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this Man's blood; see to that yourselves."

Responsibility » Assumed by the jewish leaders for the death of jesus

Matthew 27:25

And all the people said, "His blood shall be on us and on our children!"

Responsibility » Attempts to shift » Eve

Genesis 3:13

Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

Topics on Responsibility

Humanities Responsibility To Creation

1;1;28

God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

Land, As A Divine Responsibility

5;26;5-9

"You shall answer and say before the LORD your God, 'My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt and sojourned there, few in number; but there he became a great, mighty and populous nation.

Personal Responsibility

48;6;5

For each one will bear his own load.

Responsibility For Blood Shed

40;23;35

so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.

Responsibility, Examples Of

1;6;13-14

Then God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.

Responsibility, For God's World

45;13;3-4

For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;

Responsibility, Of Natural World

2;19;5

'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;

Responsibility, To God

5;24;16

"Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.