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

  • Victor
    ...count it all joy when you fall into divers trials ...
  • John
    Verse 1 tells us this book is written to the New Testament Jews under the law (Hebrews 8:8)
  • Steve morrow
    JAMES 1:12 blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life which THE LORD hath promised to --- them that love HIM --- JOHN 14:21 he that hath MY commandments and keepeth them he it is that loveth ME and he that loveth ME shall be loved of MY FATHER and I will love him and will manifest myself to him
  • Linda
    I love the book of James. James is straight and to the point for those of us whom have suffered many severe attacks from the enemy, the book of James is comforting. Just this one scripture: Listen intently swift to hear . Speak what God would have you to say slow to speak , slow to wrath anger solves nothing, it is only a distraction. This little song I have had on my heart all morning. My soul loves JESUS, bless HIS name.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:10 now I beseech you brethren by the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 be you followers of me even as I also am of CHRIST JOHN 8:38 I speak that which I have seen with MY FATHER and you do that which you have seen with your father --8:26-- I have many things to say and to judge of you but HE that sent ME is true and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of HIM ACTS 3:26 unto you first --GOD--having raised up HIS SON JESUS sent HIM to bless you in turning away every one of you from his iniquities
  • Traci Taylor
    Praise God for the word of the Lord! The word is the only way to examine the truth about man to the point where even God says "Man hall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceed out of the mouth of God" It is powerful and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. A wonderful remedy for things that attempt to alter, distort, or pervert us. The book of James is a mirror.