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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
If any of you lacke wisedome, let him aske of God, that giueth to all men liberally, and vpbraideth not: and it shalbe giuen him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
- American Standard Version (1901)
But if any man among you is without wisdom, let him make his request to God, who gives freely to all without an unkind word, and it will be given to him.
- Basic English Bible
But if any one of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all freely and reproaches not, and it shall be given to him:
- Darby Bible
If any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given to him.
- Webster's Bible
And if any one of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask God for it, who gives with open hand to all men, and without upbraiding; and it will be given him.
- Weymouth Bible
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.
- World English Bible
And if ony of you nedith wisdom, axe he of God, which yyueth to alle men largeli, and vpbreidith not; and it schal be youun to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible
and if any of you do lack wisdom, let him ask from God, who is giving to all liberally, and not reproaching, and it shall be given to him;
- Youngs Literal Bible
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.
Will Knau's comment on 2014-11-05 10:51:22:
If anyone lacks wisdom knowledge intelligence,just simply ask God. Any request for knowledge is a stepping stone to finding the truth of or in all knowledge. He promises here that you will not be reproached, upbraideth not chastised, 'put down '. The promise here is you will receive the knowledge that you request. He doesn 't say he 's going to help someone just because they are christian or they might be a religous leader either. This is for everyone that needs help. That is reflected in the surrounding verses.
Anonymous's comment on 2014-01-22 08:01:23:
Jehovah God is the ultimate Source of all true wisdom. He is generous with it, sharing it freely with those who want his guidance and who seek to live by it.
Abram's comment on 2014-01-17 20:23:48:
James is telling us Christian to be strong in our Faith and believe in Christ .And he is telling us it will not be easy in this Faith ,but if we trust God and be leave his only Son, and that is
Wisdom.He was kille but believing that his father can do all things and he committed his life in his wisdom
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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