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

  • 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!

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