James 1:12

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when hee is tried, hee shall receiue the crowne of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that loue him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which {the Lord} has promised to those who love Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been approved, he shall receive the crown of life, which `the Lord' promised to them that love him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is a blessing on the man who undergoes testing; because, if he has God's approval, he will be given the crown of life, which the Lord has said he will give to those who have love for him.
- Basic English Bible

Blessed [is the] man who endures temptation; for, having been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which He has promised to them that love him.
- Darby Bible

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
- Webster's Bible

Blessed is he who patiently endures trials; for when he has stood the test, he will gain the victor's crown--even the crown of Life--which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
- Weymouth Bible

Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him.
- World English Bible

Blessid is the man, that suffrith temptacioun; for whanne he schal be preued, he schal resseyue the coroun of lijf, which God biheyte to men that louen hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Happy the man who doth endure temptation, because, becoming approved, he shall receive the crown of the life, which the Lord did promise to those loving Him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:12


1:12 Happy is the man that endureth temptation - Trials of various kinds. He shall receive the crown - That fadeth not away. Which the Lord hath promised to them that love him - And his enduring proves his love. For it is love only that endureth all things.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:12


Jas 1:12 Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation. He that endures and continues faithful shall have the crown.

Discussion for James 1:12

  • Diane Jenkins for verse 12
    I really Live this : Cause we are all tempted and I feel reading about this helps us to stay strong in the Lord !!!
  • Anita from Daytona beach fl. for verse 12
    If we stay away from any temptation especially when the devil knows that we want something that bad he will but just cause of us having it now when the Lord tells us to wait on him because he has a purpose. So we must learn to wait on God. He has something better and a wonderful purpose. Just wait God,s children.This purpose speaks for me as well.
  • MockingBird for verse 12
    For every transgression and disobedience there is a just recompence of reward : I will be forgiven and cleansed when I confess that sin : at the same time I will also reap a just recompence of reward. David the king faced it : He was forgiven for killing Uriah the Hittite at the same time the sword was on his house hold till the day he died !!!! I must be very wise to not yield to any temptation !!!!
  • I agree with the verse coz temptetion never last forever.i like the promise thereof,there is a crown.amen!
  • MockingBird for verse 12
    Every temptation only lasts for 45 seconds But if I sort of go with feeding that temptation it will last longer and be harder to resist to not go with it Temptation is in many areas food anger overworking underworking jealousy Movies cars sex outside of marriage etc To endure and overcome I will receive a crown of life I like life and living in the Lord Jesus
  • KJV says when we are "tried", and bear up under temptation we are blessed and will receive a crown. Some other versions leave an illusion of works to be "approved" to receive a crown. Tried and true KJV is the right interpretation.