James 1:15

“Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then when lust hath conceiued, it bringeth forth sinne: and sinne, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin: and the sin, when it is fullgrown, bringeth forth death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then when its time comes, desire gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is of full growth, gives birth to death.
- Basic English Bible

then lust, having conceived, gives birth to sin; but sin fully completed brings forth death.
- Darby Bible

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
- Webster's Bible

Then the passion conceives, and becomes the parent of sin; and sin, when fully matured, gives birth to death.
- Weymouth Bible

Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin; and the sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death.
- World English Bible

Aftirward coueityng, whanne it hath conseyued, bringith forth synne; but synne, whanne it is fillid, gendrith deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

afterward the desire having conceived, doth give birth to sin, and the sin having been perfected, doth bring forth death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:15


1:15 Then desire having conceived - By our own will joining therewith. Bringeth forth actual sin - It doth not follow that the desire itself is not sin. He that begets a man is himself a man. And sin being perfected - Grown up to maturity, which it quickly does. Bringeth forth death - Sin is born big with death.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:15


Jas 1:15 When lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin. The course of sin is described as that of a birth. The sinful desire is the conception; the sinful deed, the birth; moral and eternal death, the final result.

Discussion for James 1

  • 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
  • Lynn
    Count it all joy . . . Every temptation is persecution from the adversary. Satan's goal is to bury the word in the confusion of living. However rejoicing in temptation allow us to remember the word to perform it in the temptation.
  • Angela
    I think verses 12 -15gives a clear explanation about how we fall into temptations. When we leave our fist Love and steer away from the Lord ,the devil is allowed to temped us and the lust of the flesh is weak and we fall and separate ourself from our lord. Spiritually we have a hard time getting back to the Lord because of the consequences of our actions. There is a hope though repenance .

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