James 1:20

“For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousnesse of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the righteousness of God does not come about by the wrath of man.
- Basic English Bible

for man's wrath does not work God's righteousness.
- Darby Bible

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
- Webster's Bible

For a man's anger does not lead to action which God regards as righteous.
- Weymouth Bible

for the anger of man doesn't produce the righteousness of God.
- World English Bible

for the wraththe of man worchith not the riytwisnesse of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the wrath of a man the righteousness of God doth not work;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:20


1:20 The righteousness of God here includes all duties prescribed by him, and pleasing to him.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:20


Jas 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. An angry man will show forth something very different from God's righteousness.

Discussion for James 1

  • 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.
  • A disciple
    "Jesus spent 3 quarters of His time in Ministry healing the sick and delivering people from the hold of the devil.." John the Baptist preached that every valley would be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low; the crooked be made straight, and the rough places made plain. The work of God is that we believe, and by our faith preparing to meet our God. Patient Endurance in Obedience by FAITH.
  • Darrick Triplett
    Knowing this, that the ' trying of your faith ,Faith , And Faith worketh patience.
  • Steve morrow
    PHILIPPIANS 1:29 FOR UNTO YOU IT IS GIVEN IN BEHALF OF CHRIST --- NOT ONLY TO BELIEVE --- ON HIM --- BUT ALSO TO SUFFER FOR HIS SAKE COLOSSIANS 3:12 PUT ON THEREFORE AS THE ELECT OF GOD HOLY AND BELOVED BOWELS OF MERCIES KINDNESS --- HUMBLENESS OF MIND --- MEEKNESS LONGSUFFERING 1 TIMOTHY 1:16 HOWBEIT FOR THIS CAUSE I OBTAINED MERCY --- THAT IN ME FIRST --- JESUS CHRIST MIGHT SHOW FORTH ALL LONGSUFFERING FOR A PATTERN TO THEM WHICH SHOULD HEREAFTER BELIEVE ON HIM TO LIFE EVERLASTING MY BRETHREN COUNT IT ALL JOY WHEN YOU FALL INTO DIVERSE TEMPTATIONS --1:3-- KNOWING THIS THAT THE TRYING OF YOUR FAITH WORKETH PATIENCE --1:4-- BUT LET PATIENCE HAVE HER --PERFECT WORK-- THAT YOU MAY BE PERFECT AND ENTIRE WANTING NOTHING 2 TIMOTHY 3:12 YEA AND ALL THAT WILL LIVE GODLY IN CHRIST JESUS SHALL SUFFER PERSECUTION
  • A disciple
    "Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience." James 1:3 In the context of all that is here being said by James what were the "temptations" in which they were exhorted to rejoice in? Because of the persecution that arose over the matter of Stephen, all but the Apostles were driven out and scattered, to look for new homes as strangers in foreign Countries. The relentless and merciless pursuit by their own countrymen even into far away lands, was terribly cruel. Now adding the temptations that are more common to us all which have to do with our character and sanctification and the chastisements necessary for growth and coming to maturity this is a very excellent and serious instruction! Jesus spent 3 4 of His time in Ministry healing the sick and delivering people from the hold of the devil all in things for their comfort and well being in this present evil world, and in our present condition of humiliations and temptations! Whatever our troubles, and however we are put to the test walking in truth trusting in the Lord over all we see and feel and experience is the walk of victory and overcoming! Let us consider the things that will be for one another's well being and comfort, and regard our own trials and torments as those things sent by our Father for our healing and freedom, and the end everlasting life.
  • Fredrick kayemba
    Glory to God really ur doing a great work in the kingdom of God may His Hand continue to bless u perfectly

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