James 1:2

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My brethren, count it all ioy when ye fall into diuers temptations,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let it be all joy to you, my brothers, when you undergo tests of every sort;
- Basic English Bible

Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various temptations,
- Darby Bible

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.
- Webster's Bible

Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.
- Weymouth Bible

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations,
- World English Bible

My britheren, deme ye al ioye, whanne ye fallen in to diuerse temptaciouns, witynge,
- Wycliffe Bible

All joy count [it], my brethren, when ye may fall into temptations manifold;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:2


1:2 My brethren, count it all joy - Which is the highest degree of patience, and contains all the rest. When ye fall into divers temptations - That is, trials.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:2


Jas 1:2 Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations. Instead of murmuring over trials and temptations, rejoice in them.

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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