James 1:24

“For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For hee beholdeth himselfe, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what maner of man he was.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for {once} he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for he beholdeth himself, and goeth away, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For after looking at himself he goes away, and in a short time he has no memory of what he was like.
- Basic English Bible

for he has considered himself and is gone away, and straightway he has forgotten what he was like.
- Darby Bible

For he beholdeth himself, and goeth away, and immediately forgetteth what manner of man he was.
- Webster's Bible

Although he has looked carefully at himself, he goes away, and has immediately forgotten the sort of man he is.
- Weymouth Bible

for he sees himself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
- World English Bible

for he bihelde hym silf, and wente awei, and anoon he foryat which he was.
- Wycliffe Bible

for he did view himself, and hath gone away, and immediately he did forget of what kind he was;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:24


1:24 He beheld himself, and went away - To other business. And forgot - But such forgetting does not excuse.


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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