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

  • 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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