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

  • 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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