Verse of the Day

Thursday, June 13, 2024

James 3:10 NIV

Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.

Read all of James 3 NIV

Translations of Today's Verse

King James Version

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

English Standard Version

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers,Or brothers and sisters; also verse 12 these things ought not to be so.

The Message

Curses and blessings out of the same mouth!

New King James Version

Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.

New Living Translation

And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!

Commentary on Today's Verse

Commentary on James 3:1-12

(Read James 3:1-12)

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


James 3:10 In-Context

8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God's likeness.

10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.

11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?

12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.


This Week's Daily Bible Verses

Wednesday, June 12

Isaiah 42:8

"I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols."

Read all of Isaiah 42 NIV

Tuesday, June 11

Deuteronomy 6:5

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Read all of Deuteronomy 6 NIV

Monday, June 10

1 John 4:1

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Read all of 1 John 4 NIV

Sunday, June 09

1 Timothy 6:11

But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

Read all of 1 Timothy 6 NIV

Saturday, June 08

Isaiah 12:4-5

"Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world."

Read all of Isaiah 12 NIV

Friday, June 07

Psalm 27:13

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Read all of Psalm 27 NIV

Thursday, June 06

Psalm 91:1

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Read all of Psalm 91 NIV