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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - James 3:9


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    King James Bible - James 3:9

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

    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.

    Douay-Rheims - James 3:9

    By it we bless God and the Father: and by it we curse
    men, who 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.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    εν
    1722 αυτη 846 ευλογουμεν 2127 5719 τον 3588 θεον 2316 και 2532 πατερα 3962 και 2532 εν 1722 αυτη 846 καταρωμεθα 2672 5736 τους 3588 ανθρωπους 444 τους 3588 καθ 2596 ομοιωσιν 3669 θεου 2316 γεγονοτας 1096 5756

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (9) -
    Ps 16:9; 30:12; 35:28; 51:14; 57:8; 62:4; 71:24; 108:1 Ac 2:26

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:9

    Con ella bendecimos al Dios, y Padre, y con ella maldecimos a los hombres, los cuales son hechos a la semejanza de Dios.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - James 3:9

    Verse 9. Therewith
    bless we God] The tongue is capable of rehearsing the praises, and setting forth the glories, of the eternal King: what a pity that it should ever be employed in a contrary work! It can proclaim and vindicate the truth of God, and publish the Gospel of peace and good will among men: what a pity that it should ever be employed in falsehoods, calumny, or in the cause of infidelity! And therewith curse we men] In the true Satanic spirit, many pray to God, the Father, to destroy those who are objects of their displeasure! These are the common swearers, whose mouths are generally full of direful imprecations against those with whom they are offended.

    The consideration that man is made after the image of God should restrain the tongue of the swearer; but there are many who, while they pretend to sing the high praises of God, are ready to wish the direst imprecations either on those who offend them, or with whom they choose to be offended.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 9. Therewith bless we God, even, the Father , etc.] Of Jesus Christ, and of spirits, and of mercies: this is the instrument that is used in blessing God daily every meal that is eaten; and in joining with the saints, though only verbally and outwardly, in blessing God for all spiritual blessings in Christ, both in prayer, and in singing psalms: and therewith curse we men : make imprecations, and wish evils upon them: which are made after the similitude of God as man was originally, ( Genesis 1:26,27) and though sin has greatly defaced it, yet there are still some remains of it: and now, what an absurd and monstrous thing is this, that one and the same instrument should be used in blessing God, the Father of all creatures, and in cursing his children, his offering, as all men are by creation, and bear some resemblance to him.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 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 ar employed in sinful ways, they are set on fire of hell. No man can tam the tongue without Divine grace and assistance. The apostle does no represent it as impossible, but as extremely difficult. Other sin decay with age, this many times gets worse; we grow more froward an 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 ador the perfections of God, and to refer all things to him; and at anothe time condemns even good men, if they do not use the same words an expressions. True religion will not admit of contradictions: how man sins would be prevented, if men would always be consistent! Pious an edifying language is the genuine produce of a sanctified heart; an none who understand Christianity, expect to hear curses, lies boastings, and revilings from a true believer's mouth, any more tha they look for the fruit of one tree from another. But facts prove tha more professors succeed in bridling their senses and appetites, than i duly restraining their tongues. Then, depending on Divine grace, let u take heed to bless and curse not; and let us aim to be consistent in our words and actions.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    εν
    1722 αυτη 846 ευλογουμεν 2127 5719 τον 3588 θεον 2316 και 2532 πατερα 3962 και 2532 εν 1722 αυτη 846 καταρωμεθα 2672 5736 τους 3588 ανθρωπους 444 τους 3588 καθ 2596 ομοιωσιν 3669 θεου 2316 γεγονοτας 1096 5756

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    9.
    God, even the Father (ton Qeon kai patera). The proper reading, is ton Kurion, the Lord, and the kai, and, is simply connective. Read, therefore, as Rev., the Lord and Father. This combination of terms for God is uncommon. See ch. i. 27.

    Which. Not who, which would designate personally certain men; whereas James designates them generically.



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