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

  • 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
  • Steven Marshall
    James 1 Verse 14
    But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

    Example: King David was enticed!!
    11 Samuel Chap 2Verse 2
    And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
  • Lu2677
    James 1:21"receive with meekness the engrafted word which is able to save your souls. The "engrafted word", is all 66 books of Holy Writ. The"engrafted word" is not what some teach that there are only certain parts that pertain to salvation. I think they call it "fundamentals, and essentials doctrine" Be not deceived.
  • 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.
  • 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.