James 1:8

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A double minded man is vnstable in all his wayes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{being} a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For there is a division in his mind, and he is uncertain in all his ways.
- Basic English Bible

[he is] a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
- Darby Bible

A man unsettled in his opinions is unstable in all his ways.
- Webster's Bible

such a one is a man of two minds, undecided in every step he takes.
- Weymouth Bible

He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
- World English Bible

A man dowble in soule is vnstable in alle hise weies.
- Wycliffe Bible

a two-souled man [is] unstable in all his ways.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:8

1:8 A doubleminded man - Who has, as it were, two souls; whose heart is not simply given up to God. Is unstable - Being without the true wisdom; perpetually disagrees both with himself and others, #James 3:16|.

People's Bible Notes for James 1:8

Jas 1:8 A double minded man. A man of no fixed, decided purpose.

Discussion for James 1

  • John madden for verse 27
    Expressing our faith and love in these ways are evidence of genuine believers who in essence are showing true mercy to the types of people he mentioned
  • John madden for verse 2
    Were not joyful because of the trial but because we trust the one who is in control of our trials and is sovereign over the out come we can have an attitude of joy.the joy of the lord shall be oir strength
  • John madden for verse 15
    The wages of sin is death it always has been and still is.when sin is completed its course in a person who dosent repent will be eternal death
  • John madden for verse 7
    If were unstable in our actions our prayers will be the same hindered we wont recieve any answers from god unless we have his widom functioning in our minds so as to not be unstable or double minded
  • John madden for verse 8
    If this is where were at in our life then ask for wisdom .he says he will give it to those who ask.then our divided or double mindedness will fade away into a godly mind controlled by godly wisdom
  • this verse has meaning, but it is unfortunate that many would not heed these words and create peace. May we dream and aspire a new world for us to be free.

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