James 1:13

“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with euill, neither tempteth he any man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempteth no man:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let no man say when he is tested, I am tested by God; for it is not possible for God to be tested by evil, and he himself puts no man to such a test:
- Basic English Bible

Let no man, being tempted, say, I am tempted of God. For God cannot be tempted by evil things, and himself tempts no one.
- Darby Bible

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
- Webster's Bible

Let no one say when passing through trial, "My temptation is from God;" for God is incapable of being tempted to do evil, and He Himself tempts no one.
- Weymouth Bible

Let no man say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God," for God can't be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.
- World English Bible

No man whanne he is temptid, seie, that he is temptid of God; for whi God is not a temptere of yuele thingis, for he temptith no man.
- Wycliffe Bible

Let no one say, being tempted -- `From God I am tempted,' for God is not tempted of evil, and Himself doth tempt no one,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:13


1:13 But let no man who is tempted - To sin. Say, I am tempted of God - God thus tempteth no man.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:13


Jas 1:13 Let no man say . . . I am tempted by God. Some men when they fall try to throw the blame on God, as if God had tempted them. It is impossible that God be tempted of sin, nor does he ever tempt men to sin.

Discussion for James 1

  • Bruce
    Dave:Persecution is hostility or ill-treatment especially because of race or political or religious beliefs. Temptatian: a desire to do something especially something wrong or unwise. Let's get to the "Heart" of the matter.V:14. Temptation comes from within. ( Temptation is not persecution.) John 6:44,1John1:9,you will be Matthew 3:11. You will know! 2Corinthians 5:17. Impossible not to know.
  • David V
    Temptation, or testing, can come both from without and within. Jesus was tempted in the wilderness yet we know that He had no sin in Him. When our inward lust draws us away from God(temptation) at the time we are given opportunity to respond one way or the other(temptation), that is when sin comes about. Persecution is temptation because it gives opportunity to respond according to faith or lust.
  • Vince
    Temptation is not sin, giving in to it is. We must recognize it for what it is and act accordingly
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus
  • Ronald Beal
    Temptation comes from within- we are drawn away, (from the provision of God) when we seek to obtain in our own strength. Lusting is not the temptation to break the Law; Leaving the provision/ power of God and attempting to obtain in our own strength, i.e., Sin. The provision by God is called Faith, all that is not of Faith is Sin, period. Follow "Faith" through the scriptures for confirmation.
  • Bruce
    Temptation is not persecution! Temptation comes from within:V-15.
    Persecution comes from outside Matthew5:10-12,V-11Blessed are ye, when men Shall revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil against you falsely---.We are Salt and the only Light the world will see Matthew5:13-16.
    Our Savior is the only one coming to town.He has a list of good and bad. Revelations 20.15

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