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

  • 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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