James 1:14

“But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But euery man is tempted, when hee is drawen away of his owne lust, and entised.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but each man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But every man is tested when he is turned out of the right way by the attraction of his desire.
- Basic English Bible

But every one is tempted, drawn away, and enticed by his own lust;
- Darby Bible

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed.
- Webster's Bible

But when a man is tempted, it is his own passions that carry him away and serve as a bait.
- Weymouth Bible

But each one is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed.
- World English Bible

But ech man is temptid, drawun and stirid of his owne coueiting.
- Wycliffe Bible

and each one is tempted, by his own desires being led away and enticed,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:14


1:14 Every man is tempted, when - In the beginning of the temptation. He is drawn away - Drawn out of God, his strong refuge. By his own desire - We are therefore to look for the cause of every sin, in, not out of ourselves. Even the injections of the devil cannot hurt before we make them our own. And every one has desires arising from his own constitution, tempers, habits, and way of life. And enticed - In the progress of the temptation, catching at the bait: so the original word signifies.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:14


Jas 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. When he suffers his own lusts to lead and entice him. There can be no temptation unless something within us causes a sinful desire.

Discussion for James 1

  • Derek
    Keep the two great commandments and believe in Christ and the one who sent him and join you life to that of God. In so doing you will have eternal life.
  • Wayne
    It seems you are stretching and creating something other than the simple Word of God. Which is easily understood by all.
  • Debra
    'To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction' means to 'visit, speak the true gospel' to men/women who do not yet know their Loving Father in Heaven, and to 'visit, speak the true gospel' to the men/women who are 'widowed, dead in Christ, separated from the union with Christ' meaning those who are not yet prepared, or have lost their way, to meet the bridegroom, Christ. Spiritually Lost
  • Charlie
    Amen to what William said. We HAVE and NEED to pray before reading God's Word to ask the Lord to help us read what we are reading, to gleen from His Word His goodness and mercy and His love for us. There is nothing like being with The Lord in spirit Especially in the morning first thing. Amen.
  • Kevin
    For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
    24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
  • Venus Mosley
    James has cool wisdom that we can discuss! In the word's of God's Holy Spirit!
    Grace be unto you, the words can save our spiritual hearts!

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