James 1:4

“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But let patience haue her perfect worke, that ye may be perfect, and entier, wanting nothing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And let endurance have {its} perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And let patience have `its' perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let this power have its full effect, so that you may be made complete, needing nothing.
- Basic English Bible

But let endurance have [its] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
- Darby Bible

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
- Webster's Bible

Only let endurance have perfect results so that you may become perfect and complete, deficient in nothing.
- Weymouth Bible

Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
- World English Bible

and pacience hath a perfit werk, that ye be perfit and hole, and faile in no thing.
- Wycliffe Bible

and let the endurance have a perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire -- in nothing lacking;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:4

1:4 Let patience have its perfect work - Give it full scope, under whatever trials befal you. That ye may be perfect and entire - Adorned with every Christian grace. And wanting nothing - Which God requires in you.

People's Bible Notes for James 1:4

Jas 1:4 Let patience. Let endurance not be merely passive, but have [her] perfect work; work out its complete results, that nothing may be wanting in your lives.

Discussion for James 1

  • 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
  • Lynn
    Count it all joy . . . Every temptation is persecution from the adversary. Satan's goal is to bury the word in the confusion of living. However rejoicing in temptation allow us to remember the word to perform it in the temptation.
  • Angela
    I think verses 12 -15gives a clear explanation about how we fall into temptations. When we leave our fist Love and steer away from the Lord ,the devil is allowed to temped us and the lust of the flesh is weak and we fall and separate ourself from our lord. Spiritually we have a hard time getting back to the Lord because of the consequences of our actions. There is a hope though repenance .
  • Norm
    For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
  • Mbugua
    Comment*James 1:19 The verse does not demand silence, but rather it encourages caution, teaching the continous discipline of the tongue. Speaking is to be economical, using few words and appropriate. Talebearing is to be strictly avoided because it wounds and tears down. Nothing is as effective in building a relationship as is speaking and hearing to one another

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