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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
1:5 If any want - The connexion between the first and following verses, both here and in the fourth chapter, will be easily discerned by him who reads them, while he is suffering wrongfully. He will then readily perceive, why the apostle mentions all those various affections of the mind. Wisdom - To understand, whence and why temptations come, and how they are to be improved. Patience is in every pious man already. Let him exercise this, and ask for wisdom. The sum of wisdom, both in the temptation of poverty and of riches, is described in the ninth and tenth verses. Who giveth to all - That ask aright. And upbraideth not - Either with their past wickedness, or present unworthiness.
Jas 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God. This may be one of the wants. If so, go to God for it. That giveth to all [men] liberally. His people will hear, and in answer to their requests he giveth liberally, and upbraideth not. Never upbraideth on account of their requests as men so often do.
Thompson Fadirepo's comment on 2013-09-18 00:41:37:
I think the book of James is a book to be read by Christians always, because is a book necessary for christian maturity.
Daniel's comment on 2013-09-04 06:14:54:
Wisdom to understand why we are going through situations is lacked in many christians, hence christians so often respond to many situations carnally. God gives without holding back anything for the good of His children. All we need to do is ask in faith and in faith believe that you have received it.
Gladz's comment on 2011-07-15 05:28:34:
i thank God in his promise that if anyone lack wisdom and he/she just ask God to pour out his wisdom without doubt,it shall be given more than we ask.. Glory to God in the highest!
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