James 2:19

“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou beleeuest that there is one God, thou doest well: the deuils also beleeue, and tremble.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and shudder.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have the belief that God is one, and you do well: the evil spirits have the same belief, shaking with fear.
- Basic English Bible

*Thou* believest that God is one. Thou doest well. The demons even believe, and tremble.
- Darby Bible

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and tremble.
- Webster's Bible

You believe that God is one, and you are quite right: evil spirits also believe this, and shudder."
- Weymouth Bible

You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.
- World English Bible

Thou bileuest, that o God is; thou doist wel; and deuelis bileuen, and tremblen.
- Wycliffe Bible

thou -- thou dost believe that God is one; thou dost well, and the demons believe, and they shudder!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 2:19


2:19 Thou believest there is one God - I allow this: but this proves only that thou hast the same faith with the devils. Nay, they not only believe, but tremble - At the dreadful expectation of eternal torments. So far is that faith from either justifying or saving them that have it.


People's Bible Notes for James 2:19


Jas 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God. That is very well, but can that alone save you? The devils also believe, and tremble. Even the demons believe that also. See Mt 8:29. Evil spirits confessed Christ, but this confession of faith did not save them.

Discussion for James 2

  • Taylor
    I really so love this scripture and or helps me to get on with my day and it helps me to remain on thinking that if I want something to happen that u have not to just believe, but to also put forth the work after it.
  • Lilian
    FAITH IS A GIFT FROM GOD AND IT COMES ONLY BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD. WITHOUT HEARING AND MEDITATING HIS WORDS ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM. IF YOU ARE A BELIEVER IN CHRIST AND HIS WORDS YOU MUST BE A DOER ALSO. THRU OBEDIENCE TO HIS WORDS IT CAN SAVE OUR SOUL. LIKE JESUS HAS A PERFECT OBEDIENCE TO OUR FATHER AND TO HIS WORDS BY FULFILLING THE SCRIPTURES . LET OUR BODY BE HOLY FOR GOD IS HOLY.
  • Blessed
    @Sylvia The only sin the Lord will not forgive anyone for is the blasphemy of the holy ghost Mark 3:28-30
  • Gwendolyn Daniel
    God speaks and should listen
  • BSP
    It is not enough just to say we have faith, we must show it by our actions or works.
  • Eric
    The Gospel of God cometh only from God, our Father which art in heaven. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Father, the hour is come glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. The mercy of man is toward his neighbour but the mercy of the Lord is upon all flesh: he reproveth, and nurtureth, and teacheth and bringeth again, as a shepherd his flock. Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

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