James 1:21

“Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore lay apart all filthinesse, and superfluitie of naughtinesse, & receiue with meeknesse the engrafted word, which is able to saue your soules.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and {all} that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason, putting away all dirty behaviour and the overweight of evil, take into your souls without pride the word which, being planted there, is able to give you salvation.
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore, laying aside all filthiness and abounding of wickedness, accept with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
- Webster's Bible

Ridding yourselves, therefore, of all that is vile and of the evil influences which prevail around you, welcome in a humble spirit the Message implanted within you, which is able to save your souls.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
- World English Bible

For which thing caste ye awei al vnclennesse, and plentee of malice, and in myldenesse resseyue ye the word that is plauntid, that may saue youre soulis.
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore having put aside all filthiness and superabundance of evil, in meekness be receiving the engrafted word, that is able to save your souls;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:21


1:21 Therefore laying aside - As a dirty garment. All the filthiness and superfluity of wickedness - For however specious or necessary it may appear to worldly wisdom, all wickedness is both vile, hateful, contemptible, and really superfluous. Every reasonable end may be effectually answered without any kind or degree of it. Lay this, every known sin, aside, or all your hearing is vain. With meekness - Constant evenness and serenity of mind. Receive - Into your ears, your heart, your life. The word - Of the gospel. Ingrafted - In believers, by regeneration, #Jas 1:18 and by habit|, #Heb 5:14|. Which is able to save your souls - The hope of salvation nourishes meekness.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:21


Jas 1:21 Lay apart all filthiness. Every impurity of life. And superfluity of naughtiness. "Overflowing of wickedness" (Revised Version). Wrath would cause such an overflow. Receive with meekness the engrafted word. The word of God planted in your hearts.

Discussion for James 1

  • Keith
    I believe that James is in a nutshell the way GOD is telling us how we as TRUE CHRISTIANS should live!!!!!!!
  • Roberts
    what James is saying to us don't blame our brothers n sisters for our mistakes, blame our self. if we start to blame our self for our sin, we will be a better person this will help us to love our brothers and sisters.
  • Rebecca
    We have to be steadfast in our faith and in our prayers because in today's world were everything is base on immediate gratification, it is very easy for us to walk away from our prayers without receiving answers. So we have to stand strong without wavering until God's promise comes true in our life.
  • Tasha
    I knw that god is showing me a better way to face the b world with knowledge and power all power tht i dnt have to go out in this world alone i can tk him wth wth me when the wrld trys to bury me alive. We all fall short we all sin God knw that thats why we have to guard our hearts. And pray and repent to god in a timly manner. God wants his best in us he wants to give to us his will for ur life.
  • Morris
    God doesn't change
  • 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

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