Amos 3:2; Daniel 5:22; Matthew 25:26; Luke 12:48; James 3:1

kYou only have I known

of all the families of the earth;

ltherefore I will punish you

for all your iniquities.

22 And you his son,1 aBelshazzar, bhave not humbled your heart, though you knew all this,

26 But his master answered him, You ewicked and eslothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed?

48 xBut the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, ywill receive a light beating. zEveryone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

Taming the Tongue

cNot many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.