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

  • 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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