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

  • 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.