James 1:3

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for James 1:3

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 for James 1:3

Wesley's Notes for James 1:3

1:1 A servant of Jesus Christ - Whose name the apostle mentions but once more in the whole epistle, #James 2:1|. And not at all in his whole discourse, #Acts 15:14|, &c.; or #Acts 21:20 |- 25. It might have seemed, if he mentioned him often, that he did it out of vanity, as being the brother of the Lord. To the twelve tribes - Of Israel; that is, those of them that believe. Which are scattered abroad - In various countries. Ten of the tribes were scattered ever since the reign of Hosea; and great part of the rest were now dispersed through the Roman empire: as was foretold, #Deut 28:25|, &c.30:4. Greeting - That is, all blessings, temporal and eternal.

1:2 My brethren, count it all joy - Which is the highest degree of patience, and contains all the rest. When ye fall into divers temptations - That is, trials.

1:4 Let patience have its perfect work - Give it full scope, under whatever trials befal you. That ye may be perfect and entire - Adorned with every Christian grace. And wanting nothing - Which God requires in you.

1:5 If any want - The connexion between the first and following verses, both here and in the fourth chapter, will be easily discerned by him who reads them, while he is suffering wrongfully. He will then readily perceive, why the apostle mentions all those various affections of the mind. Wisdom - To understand, whence and why temptations come, and how they are to be improved. Patience is in every pious man already. Let him exercise this, and ask for wisdom. The sum of wisdom, both in the temptation of poverty and of riches, is described in the ninth and tenth verses. Who giveth to all - That ask aright. And upbraideth not - Either with their past wickedness, or present unworthiness.

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 1:3

  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on James 1:3
    It is faith plus the test plus patience that complete the process of coming to holiness, because that is what the trial is designed to do. The trial of our faith is to bring us to holiness, but if we lack patience, the process is going to be short circuited.
  • Pam on James 1:3
    My patience is a demonstration of my trust in God to know what is best for me and never withholding what is best for me.
  • Aisha on James 1:3
    This is TRUE!!!PATIENCE And FAITH!! So Trust in The Lord. Believe His promises. And when You live in God,You finally have life. Its awesome. Hold on for the ride!!!!
  • AMEN JAY on James 1:3
    Patience is the product of Faith by which we can please GOD through HIS GRACE
  • Cassandra on James 1:3
    This means to me means faith is a test from god and to god wants to see if u have faith in what he can do god bless i have FAITH n him good n bad situations my story tells it all my faith
  • Bolanle on James 1:3
    I have been through a lot and see God come through when I least expected. Now in the midst of another trial, but I 'm holding on to his promises without wavering. God is good through it all!
  • Angela on James 1:3
    this scripture assures me that my life and my living is not in vein. I suffer because he suffered. In that suffering I become more of him and less of myself
  • Vhonani on James 1:3
    I believe that God will see me through all this. For my faith was tested by a very bad failure but i know that keeping my faith in God was the best thing,he made me the head not the tail and I love God and i Trust him with my entire life.
  • BlessedBeyondWhatIDeserve on James 1:3
    Anybody can serve God & BELIEVE God when things are going well. But this where God seperate the REAL Believers from the Conditionally Believers when they are tried!! God is the best physical "FAITH" trainer "I" know!! Glory Be To God!!
  • Deborah on James 1:3
    One of the definitions of faith is belief, trust in and loyalty to God. Patience is defined as bearing pains of trials calmly or without complaint and also defined as steadfast despite opposition, difficulty or adversity.


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