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

  • 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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