James 1:2

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My brethren, count it all ioy when ye fall into diuers temptations,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let it be all joy to you, my brothers, when you undergo tests of every sort;
- Basic English Bible

Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various temptations,
- Darby Bible

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.
- Webster's Bible

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.
- Weymouth Bible

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations,
- World English Bible

My britheren, deme ye al ioye, whanne ye fallen in to diuerse temptaciouns, witynge,
- Wycliffe Bible

All joy count [it], my brethren, when ye may fall into temptations manifold;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:2


1:2 My brethren, count it all joy - Which is the highest degree of patience, and contains all the rest. When ye fall into divers temptations - That is, trials.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:2


Jas 1:2 Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations. Instead of murmuring over trials and temptations, rejoice in them.

Discussion for James 1

  • 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 .
  • Norm
    For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

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