For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
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George Leo Haydock
For in many things we all offend, fall into many, at least failings.
If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He that in all occurrences can govern his tongue, has attained to a great degree of perfection.
He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body. He alludes to the comparison in the following verse; and the sense is, that when he has once perfectly subdued this unruly adversary, it may be presumed he can govern himself as to other passions, and the whole body of his actions. (Witham)