Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

雅各书 3

邪恶的舌头

1我的弟兄姊妹,不要个个当教师,因为你们知道,我们为人师表的将受到更严格的评判, 因为我们在许多方面难免有过失。如果谁在言语上没有过失,他就是纯全的人,也能在各方面保持自制。 我们如果把嚼环放在马嘴里,便可以使它顺服,驾驭它。 一艘大船在遭遇暴风吹袭时,船身虽然庞大,但舵手只要操纵一个小小的舵,就能随意驾驶它。

同样,人的舌头虽然很小,却能说夸大的话。

看啊,小火星能点燃大森林。 舌头就是火,是我们身体上的一个充满邪恶的世界,能玷污人的全身,足以毁掉人的一生,它是从地狱点燃的火。 自然界中的各类走兽、飞禽、爬虫、水族都可以被驯服,也已经被人类驯服了, 但无人能驯服自己的舌头,因为舌头是个无法控制的邪恶之物,充满了致命的毒气。 我们用舌头来赞美主和天父,也用舌头来咒诅照着上帝的形象被造的人。 10 赞美和咒诅竟然从同一张嘴里发出来。我的弟兄姊妹,这是不应该的! 11 同一个泉源能涌出甜苦两样水吗? 12 我的弟兄姊妹,无花果树能结出橄榄吗?葡萄树能结出无花果吗?一个咸水泉必流不出甜水来。

天上的智慧

13 你们当中谁是有智慧、有见识的呢?请他带着来自智慧的谦和,在善行上表现出来。 14 但如果你们心怀苦毒的嫉妒和自私的野心,就不要自夸说有智慧,也不要违背真理去撒谎。 15 这种智慧并非来自天上,而是从世俗、私欲和魔鬼来的。 16 哪里有嫉妒和自私的野心,哪里就会有混乱和各样的恶事。

17 但从天上来的智慧首先是纯洁,然后是爱好和平、温良柔顺、充满怜悯、多结善果、不存偏见、没有虚伪。 18 使人和睦的人撒下和平的种子,必收获仁义的果实。

King James Version

James 3

1My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:

But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

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

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

11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.