James 1:13

“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with euill, neither tempteth he any man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempteth no man:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let no man say when he is tested, I am tested by God; for it is not possible for God to be tested by evil, and he himself puts no man to such a test:
- Basic English Bible

Let no man, being tempted, say, I am tempted of God. For God cannot be tempted by evil things, and himself tempts no one.
- Darby Bible

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
- Webster's Bible

Let no one say when passing through trial, "My temptation is from God;" for God is incapable of being tempted to do evil, and He Himself tempts no one.
- Weymouth Bible

Let no man say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God," for God can't be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.
- World English Bible

No man whanne he is temptid, seie, that he is temptid of God; for whi God is not a temptere of yuele thingis, for he temptith no man.
- Wycliffe Bible

Let no one say, being tempted -- `From God I am tempted,' for God is not tempted of evil, and Himself doth tempt no one,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:13


1:13 But let no man who is tempted - To sin. Say, I am tempted of God - God thus tempteth no man.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:13


Jas 1:13 Let no man say . . . I am tempted by God. Some men when they fall try to throw the blame on God, as if God had tempted them. It is impossible that God be tempted of sin, nor does he ever tempt men to sin.

Discussion for James 1

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Don't be a partaker of other men sins this means don't participate in sin or cover it up or look the other way. That sin of omission which is a common sin all Christians are guilty of frequently
  • Mumde
    I thank God for this book, a brother in Christ was teaching about temptations last week and asked the congregation where all thought temptations come from. It was sad to note that most of us including myself were not sure up until the teacher read from James 1 vs 13. I learnt that I need to read the Bible as much often as possible so I don't miss salvation because of ignorance
  • Doris McIntosh
    "keep himself unspotted from the world". Does this not mean that we should not participate in or condone things of the world that we know is sin? People too often say it is just changing times.
    "Be not conformed to this world but rather by the renewing of your mind...". I agree that it is very clear James should be applied to every day living.
  • Athieno morrine
    God is awesome!
  • Mr. Smith
    Victoria. Amen sister. So sad that so many people blame everything that happens to them on God. Stay strong!
  • A disciple
    "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed." We are of the world to come which the Lord Jesus brings from the right hand of the Father to establish the world in righteousness and truth and life everlasting. The soundness and solidity of our understanding of this is what makes our faith in Him firmly established and unmovable. We are not uncertain about the truth, that God is! And we are not unstable and flow to the point of least resistance like water but our stability is in the supreme greatness and authority of Him who both created the waters, and walks upon them! Let us strive with all earnestness and determination to let patience have its perfect work in us, that we should not be ashamed at His coming but receive Him with fullness of joy and expectation when He appears.

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