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

  • Bruce
    Dave:Persecution is hostility or ill-treatment especially because of race or political or religious beliefs. Temptatian: a desire to do something especially something wrong or unwise. Let's get to the "Heart" of the matter.V:14. Temptation comes from within. ( Temptation is not persecution.) John 6:44,1John1:9,you will be Matthew 3:11. You will know! 2Corinthians 5:17. Impossible not to know.
  • David V
    Temptation, or testing, can come both from without and within. Jesus was tempted in the wilderness yet we know that He had no sin in Him. When our inward lust draws us away from God(temptation) at the time we are given opportunity to respond one way or the other(temptation), that is when sin comes about. Persecution is temptation because it gives opportunity to respond according to faith or lust.
  • Vince
    Temptation is not sin, giving in to it is. We must recognize it for what it is and act accordingly
  • 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

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