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James 1:20

“For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousnesse of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the righteousness of God does not come about by the wrath of man.
- Basic English Bible

for man's wrath does not work God's righteousness.
- Darby Bible

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
- Webster's Bible

For a man's anger does not lead to action which God regards as righteous.
- Weymouth Bible

for the anger of man doesn't produce the righteousness of God.
- World English Bible

for the wraththe of man worchith not the riytwisnesse of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the wrath of a man the righteousness of God doth not work;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:20

1:20 The righteousness of God here includes all duties prescribed by him, and pleasing to him.

People's Bible Notes for James 1:20

Jas 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. An angry man will show forth something very different from God's righteousness.

Discussion for James 1

  • John madden for verse 27
    Expressing our faith and love in these ways are evidence of genuine believers who in essence are showing true mercy to the types of people he mentioned
  • 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
  • John madden for verse 15
    The wages of sin is death it always has been and still is.when sin is completed its course in a person who dosent repent will be eternal death
  • John madden for verse 7
    If were unstable in our actions our prayers will be the same hindered we wont recieve any answers from god unless we have his widom functioning in our minds so as to not be unstable or double minded
  • John madden for verse 8
    If this is where were at in our life then ask for wisdom .he says he will give it to those who ask.then our divided or double mindedness will fade away into a godly mind controlled by godly wisdom
  • this verse has meaning, but it is unfortunate that many would not heed these words and create peace. May we dream and aspire a new world for us to be free.

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