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

  • Keith
    I believe that James is in a nutshell the way GOD is telling us how we as TRUE CHRISTIANS should live!!!!!!!
  • Roberts
    what James is saying to us don't blame our brothers n sisters for our mistakes, blame our self. if we start to blame our self for our sin, we will be a better person this will help us to love our brothers and sisters.
  • Rebecca
    We have to be steadfast in our faith and in our prayers because in today's world were everything is base on immediate gratification, it is very easy for us to walk away from our prayers without receiving answers. So we have to stand strong without wavering until God's promise comes true in our life.
  • Tasha
    I knw that god is showing me a better way to face the b world with knowledge and power all power tht i dnt have to go out in this world alone i can tk him wth wth me when the wrld trys to bury me alive. We all fall short we all sin God knw that thats why we have to guard our hearts. And pray and repent to god in a timly manner. God wants his best in us he wants to give to us his will for ur life.
  • Morris
    God doesn't change
  • John madden for verse 2
    Were not joyful because of the trial but because we trust the one who is in control of our trials and is sovereign over the out come we can have an attitude of joy.the joy of the lord shall be oir strength

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