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

  • Lyle Waller
    "As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated."
  • Philip Parks
    Re. v.2: Christians cannot mingle bias and prejudice with holy faith. GOD does not exercise prejudice nor bias (see Deu. 10:17-18; 2Chr. 19:7; Ac. 10:34; Rom. 2:11; Gal. 2:6; Eph. 6:9; 1Pet. 1:17). Therefore HE demands HIS people to refrain from doing so as well (see Lev. 19:15; Deu. 1:17; 16:19; 2Chr. 19:7; Pro. 24:23; 28:21; 1Tim. 5:21; Jude v.16). Prejudice and bias perverts GOD's Character.
  • Suzan
    To except everyone of who they are regardless to their race,wealth etc. .
  • Bis.Dr. Tony W. Leonarf for verse 10
    I must remain prayful
  • Theresa
    If you break a commandment, I believe God forgives if we are truly sorry in our hearts
  • God does not need our good works to be God but people do need our good works to show Christ to them. Salvation is of Christ crucified and ressurected as a substitute for us not of our works. Amen

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