James 1:21

“Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for James 1:21

Wherefore lay apart all filthinesse, and superfluitie of naughtinesse, & receiue with meeknesse the engrafted word, which is able to saue your soules.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and {all} that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason, putting away all dirty behaviour and the overweight of evil, take into your souls without pride the word which, being planted there, is able to give you salvation.
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore, laying aside all filthiness and abounding of wickedness, accept with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
- Webster's Bible

Ridding yourselves, therefore, of all that is vile and of the evil influences which prevail around you, welcome in a humble spirit the Message implanted within you, which is able to save your souls.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
- World English Bible

For which thing caste ye awei al vnclennesse, and plentee of malice, and in myldenesse resseyue ye the word that is plauntid, that may saue youre soulis.
- Wycliffe Bible

wherefore having put aside all filthiness and superabundance of evil, in meekness be receiving the engrafted word, that is able to save your souls;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for James 1:21

Wesley's Notes for James 1:21

1:21 Therefore laying aside - As a dirty garment. All the filthiness and superfluity of wickedness - For however specious or necessary it may appear to worldly wisdom, all wickedness is both vile, hateful, contemptible, and really superfluous. Every reasonable end may be effectually answered without any kind or degree of it. Lay this, every known sin, aside, or all your hearing is vain. With meekness - Constant evenness and serenity of mind. Receive - Into your ears, your heart, your life. The word - Of the gospel. Ingrafted - In believers, by regeneration, #Jas 1:18 and by habit|, #Heb 5:14|. Which is able to save your souls - The hope of salvation nourishes meekness.

People's Bible Notes for James 1:21

Jas 1:21 Lay apart all filthiness. Every impurity of life. And superfluity of naughtiness. "Overflowing of wickedness" (Revised Version). Wrath would cause such an overflow. Receive with meekness the engrafted word. The word of God planted in your hearts.

Discussion for James 1:21

  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on James 1:21
    Look into Alexander Scourby KJV Bible. Audio Bible
  • Osbert Bailey on James 1:21
    Wherefore laying aside all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness -put aside everything that is contrary to righteousness the excess weight of sin- receive accept the ingrafted word of God in deep humility,that your souls may be saved from eternal damnations condemnation.
  • Pastor Gideon Alex celebration chapel Intl on James 1:21
    According verse 21 of James chapter 1 engtafted word of God means that the word of God is a spiritual personality that live in a believer which removes every dirty and bad behavior as he rechieve the word with an open heart, he live a new life as pertain to God kingdom.
  • Bill on James 1:21
    I believe the Holy Spirit is the engrafted implanted Word, referred to in James 1 21, receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. The phrase save your souls, in this context, does not mean to save from eternal condemnation. It means to sanctify. Thus the child of God is commanded to receive i.e, accept the engrafted Word the Holy Spirit Who teaches us the written Word and impresses upon our heart truths that we need in order to grow. In other words, He sanctifies us through the Word. Jesus prayed, Sanctify them through thy truth thy word is truth John 17 17 .
  • Charity Mamphiswana on James 1:21
    So long as sin any type of offence towards God exists in one 's life, it is entirely impossible for the WORD of God to sink in and Stay in one 's heart to help the soul maintain justification and spotlessness before God.
  • Dr. John Ramey on James 1:21
    The key to verse 21 of chapter 1 in James is "The Engrafted Word ". Only when the Word of God becomes part of you will you have the power to overcome sin. otherwise you will find yourself sinning with helpless regularity. I 've had people tell me, "I know I need to get into the Word more " and I always reply, "no! you need to get the Word into you " that 's the difference that James is telling his Hebrew brethren. You know the Word of God intellectually but you are not doing the Word of God! That is where we find Christians who can 't seem to ever get a break or a blessing in their life. They are not doing the Word of God, otherwise, making it a part of practical living. When the Word of God is grafted into your being so much so that you do the Word of God it will manifest in less sin and a multitude of life blessings. Jesus said, "If you know these things, happy are ye if you do them " John 13 17.
  • PASTOR INIOBONG (BELIEVERS IN WORD)a.k.a Christian Youth Center EKET L.G.A on James 1:21
    Remember what APOSTLE JAMES said in ves 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect low of liberty continueth therein but being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work this man shall be blessed in his deed When you recived into your spirit the implanted word of GOD it will bring out in you the power the ability to overcome sin how can you overcome sin it is when you look into the word of GOD every days of your life The Bible is GOD s natural mirro that has the power to bring a change into YOUR life if you only look 100 continue every day of your life Now APOSTLE james telling you no mater what the devil is bringing into your ways never you be move but stand your grown in GOD s word i e the implanted word of GOD you will overcome the devil by the power in GOD s WORD
  • Cheryl Mathis on James 1:21
    I believe that if you read the Word of God everyday it not only will you get close to God but that you will save your soul which is your mind by renewing your mind DAILY with his word
  • Timothy Wayne George on James 1:21
    The basic meaning of superfluity is an overflow of evil. The Holy Spirit is teaching us through the Apostle James, that we must be doers of the word, and not hearers only. We must put away the overflow of evil in our lives, by receiving the implanted word of God, with meekness, which is able to save our souls. Jesus said man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. As we feed on the Word of God, the Spirit of God transforms us into a child of God. If any man is in Christ Jesus, he is a new creation, the old is gone, and all things become new. II Cor. 5:17
  • Anthony on James 1:21
    N other words, quit ur sinning! The Word when it's comusmed by ur soul, it will help u over come sin.


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