Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
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!
So also, the tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do. A tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.
A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything--or destroy it! It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire.
Even so the tongue is a small part of the body, but it takes credit for great things. How much wood may be lighted by a very little fire!
So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire!
Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!
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1 tn Grk “a small member.”
2 tn Grk “boasts of great things.”
3 tn Grk “Behold.”