James 1:15

“Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then when lust hath conceiued, it bringeth forth sinne: and sinne, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then the lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin: and the sin, when it is fullgrown, bringeth forth death.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then when its time comes, desire gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is of full growth, gives birth to death.
- Basic English Bible

then lust, having conceived, gives birth to sin; but sin fully completed brings forth death.
- Darby Bible

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
- Webster's Bible

Then the passion conceives, and becomes the parent of sin; and sin, when fully matured, gives birth to death.
- Weymouth Bible

Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin; and the sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death.
- World English Bible

Aftirward coueityng, whanne it hath conseyued, bringith forth synne; but synne, whanne it is fillid, gendrith deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

afterward the desire having conceived, doth give birth to sin, and the sin having been perfected, doth bring forth death.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:15


1:15 Then desire having conceived - By our own will joining therewith. Bringeth forth actual sin - It doth not follow that the desire itself is not sin. He that begets a man is himself a man. And sin being perfected - Grown up to maturity, which it quickly does. Bringeth forth death - Sin is born big with death.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:15


Jas 1:15 When lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin. The course of sin is described as that of a birth. The sinful desire is the conception; the sinful deed, the birth; moral and eternal death, the final result.

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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