James 1:3

“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because you have the knowledge that the testing of your faith gives you the power of going on in hope;
- Basic English Bible

knowing that the proving of your faith works endurance.
- Darby Bible

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
- Webster's Bible

Be assured that the testing of your faith leads to power of endurance.
- Weymouth Bible

knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
- World English Bible

that the preuyng of youre feith worchith pacience;
- Wycliffe Bible

knowing that the proof of your faith doth work endurance,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for James 1:3


Jas 1:3 The trying of your faith by means of persecution and temptation worketh patience, rather, enduring fortitude. We are strengthened by trials overcome.

Discussion for James 1

  • 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.
  • Victoria
    v17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of light... This means that if a gift is not good/perfect it not from God if it something that causes you pain or makes you sad it definitely not from God because God knows how to give Good and perfect gifts if you ask him for bread he would not give you stone. Amen
  • Whizzer4
    James is very clear at whose feet blame falls in temptation. People that say the devil made me do it are simply endeavoring to transfer their sin to him. Temptation can not be avoided, how ever our response to it determines whether it becomes sin. A lot of Christians give satan far too much credit when in reality We are the ones responsible for our own actions.



  • Jerry Herndon
    I like how the book of James contains to every day of our life. Not just yesterday.
  • Insight777
    V27, Stephen visited and fed the Jewish fatherless and widows that were neglected by the Jews. Pure in heart, with kindness and charity, Stephen was not only helping Christians but also those in need under the dominance of other religions. Jewish religion and Christianity are not the same religion.
  • Donna Cromb
    Verse 13: God doesn't tempt man is very clear, test yes, but tempt no. Neither does the devil make man do sin, our own desires of the flesh are what lead a person down the road to destruction, verse 14. Faith is more than saying, I believe so I am saved. It takes a deep conviction that is strong enough to change conduct befitting God and saying no to temptation of our own bodies to sin, obedience