James 1:6

“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But let him aske in faith, nothing wauering: for he that wauereth is like a waue of the sea, driuen with the wind, and tossed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let him make his request in faith, doubting nothing; for he who has doubt in his heart is like the waves of the sea, which are troubled by the driving of the wind.
- Basic English Bible

but let him ask in faith, nothing doubting. For he that doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and tossed about;
- Darby Bible

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
- Webster's Bible

But let him ask in faith and have no doubts; for he who has doubts is like the surge of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed into spray.
- Weymouth Bible

But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed.
- World English Bible

But axe he in feith, and doute no thing; for he that doutith, is lijk to a wawe of the see, which is moued and borun a boute of wynde.
- Wycliffe Bible

and let him ask in faith, nothing doubting, for he who is doubting hath been like a wave of the sea, driven by wind and tossed,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:6


1:6 But let him ask in faith - A firm confidence in God. St. James also both begins and ends with faith, #James 5:15|; the hinderances of which he removes in the middle part of his epistle. He that doubteth is like a wave of the sea - Yea, such are all who have not asked and obtained wisdom. Driven with the wind - From without. And tossed - From within, by his own unstableness.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:6


Jas 1:6 Let him ask in faith. This is an essential condition to prevailing prayer. See Mt 21:21 Mr 11:23. He that wavereth. Is undecided, of two minds. Is like a wave of the sea. Driven hither and thither.

Discussion for James 1

  • 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
  • Noma
    God is love above all things. His love for us is unconditional and so we must just hold on to his love,and share his love amongst ourselves and above all to the unsaved
  • Raja
    praise a lord god always help me and always always
  • Immy purity
    faith is the assurance of what we hope for and the certainty of what we do not see. faith makes us know that we can have it. we certainly must have it