Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a forest a little fire kindles!
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George Leo Haydock
The tongue is indeed a little member, yet doth great things: it kindleth and consumeth a great wood. It is a world of iniquity, the cause of infinite evils, dissensions, quarrels, seditions, wars It defileth the whole body, even the body politic of kingdoms. This fire, kindled by hell, sets all in a flame during the course of our lives, (literally, the wheel of our nativity ) from our cradle to our grave. (Witham)