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

  • Derek
    Keep the two great commandments and believe in Christ and the one who sent him and join you life to that of God. In so doing you will have eternal life.
  • Wayne
    It seems you are stretching and creating something other than the simple Word of God. Which is easily understood by all.
  • Debra
    'To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction' means to 'visit, speak the true gospel' to men/women who do not yet know their Loving Father in Heaven, and to 'visit, speak the true gospel' to the men/women who are 'widowed, dead in Christ, separated from the union with Christ' meaning those who are not yet prepared, or have lost their way, to meet the bridegroom, Christ. Spiritually Lost
  • Charlie
    Amen to what William said. We HAVE and NEED to pray before reading God's Word to ask the Lord to help us read what we are reading, to gleen from His Word His goodness and mercy and His love for us. There is nothing like being with The Lord in spirit Especially in the morning first thing. Amen.
  • Kevin
    For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
    24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
  • Venus Mosley
    James has cool wisdom that we can discuss! In the word's of God's Holy Spirit!
    Grace be unto you, the words can save our spiritual hearts!

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