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

  • Vince
    Temptation is not sin, giving in to it is. We must recognize it for what it is and act accordingly
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus
  • Ronald Beal
    Temptation comes from within- we are drawn away, (from the provision of God) when we seek to obtain in our own strength. Lusting is not the temptation to break the Law; Leaving the provision/ power of God and attempting to obtain in our own strength, i.e., Sin. The provision by God is called Faith, all that is not of Faith is Sin, period. Follow "Faith" through the scriptures for confirmation.
  • Bruce
    Temptation is not persecution! Temptation comes from within:V-15.
    Persecution comes from outside Matthew5:10-12,V-11Blessed are ye, when men Shall revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil against you falsely---.We are Salt and the only Light the world will see Matthew5:13-16.
    Our Savior is the only one coming to town.He has a list of good and bad. Revelations 20.15
  • Lynn
    Count it all joy . . . Every temptation is persecution from the adversary. Satan's goal is to bury the word in the confusion of living. However rejoicing in temptation allow us to remember the word to perform it in the temptation.
  • 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 .

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