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

  • Bruce
    God wrote in His Word, "Faith without works is dead".
  • Don H
    In my 2017 New Year group email I wrote," Faith Without Works Adds No Value ". Many say I'm praying for you when they have the means to help you. The believer of low esteem ( in need) should rejoice in that his outreach should be met by the brother who has. Both have faith and both have works.
  • Bruce
    Many will say to me in that day,Lord ,Lord, have we not------in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them,I never knew you: depart from me,you workers of iniquity. Matthew 7:22-23. Many churches and others, are feeding the hungry,helping with bills, clothing,housing--- and will hear depart for me you workers of iniquity. Doing? What the word says! Revelations 20:15
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise Jesus one thing we know if Jesus Spirit is not in us we cannot do the things the word tells us because if we do not have Jesus spirit we are not his we are sinner so be very sure u have the Holy Ghost living I side of U he make everthing. Easier if we do not have the Holy Ghost we Will live in Hell for ever. Check your self amen
  • Owani moses
    In verse 26 'faith' and 'work' are complementary its like vichle and petrol in which if one of them is missing then the other like vichle is useless so its like faith and work are complementary
  • Bruce
    G-W: Helping others in need is a good thing,but stealing from God is not! Malachi 3:8-11. Helping others usually gives a warm fuzzy feeling,are we again taken something that's not ours? A tithe,the glory,a lie:using money or things that belong to someone else is not us helping the needy.
    Sin upon sin will it ever end?Thanks be to God. 1 John1:6-9,2:1. (All of 1 John) the best help "salvation"

Bible Options