James 1:19

“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore my beloued brethren, let euery man bee swift to heare, slow to speake, slow to wrath.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{This} you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak {and} slow to anger;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye know `this', my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have knowledge of this, dear brothers. But let every man be quick in hearing, slow in words, slow to get angry;
- Basic English Bible

So that, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
- Darby Bible

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
- Webster's Bible

You know this, my dearly-loved brethren. But let every one be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to be angry.
- Weymouth Bible

So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;
- World English Bible

Wite ye, my britheren moost loued, be ech man swift to here, but slow to speke, and slow to wraththe;
- Wycliffe Bible

So then, my brethren beloved, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:19


1:19 Let every man be swift to hear - This is treated of from #Jas 1:21 to the end of the next chapter|. Slow to speak - Which is treated of in he third chapter. Slow to wrath - Neither murmuring at God, nor angry at his neighbour. This is treated of in the third, and throughout the fourth and fifth chapters.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:19


Jas 1:19 Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. Let each saint hear and learn, but be careful not to speak rashly, and especially in anger.

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!