James 1:24

“For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For hee beholdeth himselfe, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what maner of man he was.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for {once} he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for he beholdeth himself, and goeth away, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For after looking at himself he goes away, and in a short time he has no memory of what he was like.
- Basic English Bible

for he has considered himself and is gone away, and straightway he has forgotten what he was like.
- Darby Bible

For he beholdeth himself, and goeth away, and immediately forgetteth what manner of man he was.
- Webster's Bible

Although he has looked carefully at himself, he goes away, and has immediately forgotten the sort of man he is.
- Weymouth Bible

for he sees himself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
- World English Bible

for he bihelde hym silf, and wente awei, and anoon he foryat which he was.
- Wycliffe Bible

for he did view himself, and hath gone away, and immediately he did forget of what kind he was;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:24


1:24 He beheld himself, and went away - To other business. And forgot - But such forgetting does not excuse.


Discussion for James 1

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Don't be a partaker of other men sins this means don't participate in sin or cover it up or look the other way. That sin of omission which is a common sin all Christians are guilty of frequently
  • Mumde
    I thank God for this book, a brother in Christ was teaching about temptations last week and asked the congregation where all thought temptations come from. It was sad to note that most of us including myself were not sure up until the teacher read from James 1 vs 13. I learnt that I need to read the Bible as much often as possible so I don't miss salvation because of ignorance
  • Doris McIntosh
    "keep himself unspotted from the world". Does this not mean that we should not participate in or condone things of the world that we know is sin? People too often say it is just changing times.
    "Be not conformed to this world but rather by the renewing of your mind...". I agree that it is very clear James should be applied to every day living.
  • Athieno morrine
    God is awesome!
  • Mr. Smith
    Victoria. Amen sister. So sad that so many people blame everything that happens to them on God. Stay strong!
  • A disciple
    "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed." We are of the world to come which the Lord Jesus brings from the right hand of the Father to establish the world in righteousness and truth and life everlasting. The soundness and solidity of our understanding of this is what makes our faith in Him firmly established and unmovable. We are not uncertain about the truth, that God is! And we are not unstable and flow to the point of least resistance like water but our stability is in the supreme greatness and authority of Him who both created the waters, and walks upon them! Let us strive with all earnestness and determination to let patience have its perfect work in us, that we should not be ashamed at His coming but receive Him with fullness of joy and expectation when He appears.

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