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

  • David V
    Bruce, though the same Greek word for temptation is used it is spoken of in 2 contexts. The first is one in which you "fall into". This is meant to try the faith and produce enduring obedience and faithfulness to God as we experience His grace more and more.
    The second refers to being tempted with that which God cannot be, evil. This comes from within and is inherent in our flesh see Romans 7.
  • Bruce
    Dave:Persecution is hostility or ill-treatment especially because of race or political or religious beliefs. Temptatian: a desire to do something especially something wrong or unwise. Let's get to the "Heart" of the matter.V:14. Temptation comes from within. ( Temptation is not persecution.) John 6:44,1John1:9,you will be Matthew 3:11. You will know! 2Corinthians 5:17. Impossible not to know.
  • David V
    Temptation, or testing, can come both from without and within. Jesus was tempted in the wilderness yet we know that He had no sin in Him. When our inward lust draws us away from God(temptation) at the time we are given opportunity to respond one way or the other(temptation), that is when sin comes about. Persecution is temptation because it gives opportunity to respond according to faith or lust.
  • Vince
    Temptation is not sin, giving in to it is. We must recognize it for what it is and act accordingly
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise The Lord Jesus
  • Ronald Beal
    Temptation comes from within- we are drawn away, (from the provision of God) when we seek to obtain in our own strength. Lusting is not the temptation to break the Law; Leaving the provision/ power of God and attempting to obtain in our own strength, i.e., Sin. The provision by God is called Faith, all that is not of Faith is Sin, period. Follow "Faith" through the scriptures for confirmation.

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