James 1:9

“Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let the brother of low degree, reioyce in that he is exalted:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But let the brother of low degree glory in his high estate:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let the brother of low position be glad that he is lifted up;
- Basic English Bible

But let the brother of low degree glory in his elevation,
- Darby Bible

Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
- Webster's Bible

Let a brother in humble life rejoice when raised to a higher position;
- Weymouth Bible

But let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his high position;
- World English Bible

And a meke brother haue glorie in his enhaunsyng,
- Wycliffe Bible

And let the brother who is low rejoice in his exaltation,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:9


1:9 Let the brother - St James does not give this appellation to the rich. Of low degree - Poor and tempted. Rejoice - The most effectual remedy against doublemindedness. In that he is exalted - To be a child of God, and an heir of glory.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:9


Jas 1:9 Let the brother of low degree. In the humble walks of life. Rejoice in that he is exalted. To be a child of God, a brother of Jesus Christ.

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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