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

  • A disciple
    I see that this whole chapter has to do with bearing up under fiery trials of temptations. To the Saints of Jesus they are the means for purifying us, and fashioning our character to be like Him. So if we are poor in this world, then we count it an honor and a promotion from God, to be counted worthy of these things. If someone is rich in this world, he will call it blessing for God to humble him.
  • Steve morrow
    JAMES 4:3 YOU ASK AND RECEIVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK AMISS THAT YOU MAY CONSUME IT UPON YOUR LUSTS
  • Geraldine cole
    U right temptation is not sin .sin come in when we desire a thing or person then we act on it .Remember when Sadan tried to Temp Jesus he did not do what Sadan wanted him to do but he did speak a word on him.letting us no we must reburk Temptation .temptations will come we must be able to ID the source And remember Jesus Dont Temp anyone so the source will be Flesh or Sadan Praise the Lord .
  • BSP
    Verses 2 to 4 shows that when we successfully cope with trials it makes our faith stronger and we develop positive qualities.
  • Evangelist Dahlia Daniels
    We have to example ourselves before we can become doer's of GOD you can't even serve GOD if you're not Obedience Submitting Yourselves unto him and doing what you know is right no matter what the circumstances maybe that's the way of CHRIST
  • Lewis Mills Jr
    To me this verse shows us how to be humble, and obedient, in honoring God with sincerity, doing what God's word says do, not seeking the attention of man. Obedience.

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