Rhetoric

“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. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell.”

Spanish Translation

“¡Una palabra de tu boca puede parecer que no tiene consecuencia, pero puede lograr casi cualquier cosa—o destruirla! Sólo hace falta una chispa, recuerda, para provocar un incendio forestal. Una palabra descuidada o mal colocada de tu boca puede hacer eso. Con nuestro discurso podemos arruinar el mundo, convertir la armonía en el caos, arrojar barro sobre una reputación, enviar al mundo entero a fumar y subir a humo con él, fumar desde el pozo del infierno.”

The Message, Bible, James 3:4-6

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