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

  • Raja
    praise a lord god always help me and always always
  • Immy purity
    faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see. faith makes us know that we can have it. we certainly must have it
  • Amala C
    It is very true that God will not forsake those who WAIT ON HIM the waiting time is the most important time. we need to seek His face continually. His grace willl help us to stand firm.
  • Marivic Marin
    When I was a new Christian God gave me a verse about faith word was empty to me at that time bec. I didnt understand as the spirit of God teaches me through my experience my circumstances, i started to grow in His word Faith not my own understanding but through Him. I never even realise that this is my weapon for all circumtances, situations I am going to face and He will be with me in it, He will never leave me nor forsake me through His word and I have faith in Him. His word become in my flesh. I walk by faith and not by sight. To God be the glory
  • Glenn
    I should read Jesus every morning, in this world of so many temptations I struggle so hard with my mind and feel I am a vessel of wrath, a let now to the Lord, not worthy of even picking up his word, but I keep waiting for mental stamina, and will I guess until I have passed. I will pray today not just for me, but for every one who can't get it right.
  • Jannette
    Reading this today spoke to my heart. I want to be a doer of the word not just a hearer but temptation does pull you into criticizing others instead of treating them as God has treated us with kindness, nonjudgmental and graceful. Thank you God for these words of encouragement and guidance written by James. Blessed be your name.

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