James 1:14

“But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But euery man is tempted, when hee is drawen away of his owne lust, and entised.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but each man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But every man is tested when he is turned out of the right way by the attraction of his desire.
- Basic English Bible

But every one is tempted, drawn away, and enticed by his own lust;
- Darby Bible

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed.
- Webster's Bible

But when a man is tempted, it is his own passions that carry him away and serve as a bait.
- Weymouth Bible

But each one is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed.
- World English Bible

But ech man is temptid, drawun and stirid of his owne coueiting.
- Wycliffe Bible

and each one is tempted, by his own desires being led away and enticed,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:14


1:14 Every man is tempted, when - In the beginning of the temptation. He is drawn away - Drawn out of God, his strong refuge. By his own desire - We are therefore to look for the cause of every sin, in, not out of ourselves. Even the injections of the devil cannot hurt before we make them our own. And every one has desires arising from his own constitution, tempers, habits, and way of life. And enticed - In the progress of the temptation, catching at the bait: so the original word signifies.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:14


Jas 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. When he suffers his own lusts to lead and entice him. There can be no temptation unless something within us causes a sinful desire.

Discussion for James 1

  • 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.
  • Victoria
    v17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of light... This means that if a gift is not good/perfect it not from God if it something that causes you pain or makes you sad it definitely not from God because God knows how to give Good and perfect gifts if you ask him for bread he would not give you stone. Amen
  • Whizzer4
    James is very clear at whose feet blame falls in temptation. People that say the devil made me do it are simply endeavoring to transfer their sin to him. Temptation can not be avoided, how ever our response to it determines whether it becomes sin. A lot of Christians give satan far too much credit when in reality We are the ones responsible for our own actions.



  • Jerry Herndon
    I like how the book of James contains to every day of our life. Not just yesterday.
  • Insight777
    V27, Stephen visited and fed the Jewish fatherless and widows that were neglected by the Jews. Pure in heart, with kindness and charity, Stephen was not only helping Christians but also those in need under the dominance of other religions. Jewish religion and Christianity are not the same religion.

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