James 1:19

“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore my beloued brethren, let euery man bee swift to heare, slow to speake, slow to wrath.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{This} you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak {and} slow to anger;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye know `this', my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have knowledge of this, dear brothers. But let every man be quick in hearing, slow in words, slow to get angry;
- Basic English Bible

So that, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
- Darby Bible

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
- Webster's Bible

You know this, my dearly-loved brethren. But let every one be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to be angry.
- Weymouth Bible

So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;
- World English Bible

Wite ye, my britheren moost loued, be ech man swift to here, but slow to speke, and slow to wraththe;
- Wycliffe Bible

So then, my brethren beloved, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:19


1:19 Let every man be swift to hear - This is treated of from #Jas 1:21 to the end of the next chapter|. Slow to speak - Which is treated of in he third chapter. Slow to wrath - Neither murmuring at God, nor angry at his neighbour. This is treated of in the third, and throughout the fourth and fifth chapters.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:19


Jas 1:19 Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. Let each saint hear and learn, but be careful not to speak rashly, and especially in anger.

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.