James 1:4

“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But let patience haue her perfect worke, that ye may be perfect, and entier, wanting nothing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And let endurance have {its} perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And let patience have `its' perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let this power have its full effect, so that you may be made complete, needing nothing.
- Basic English Bible

But let endurance have [its] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
- Darby Bible

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
- Webster's Bible

Only let endurance have perfect results so that you may become perfect and complete, deficient in nothing.
- Weymouth Bible

Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
- World English Bible

and pacience hath a perfit werk, that ye be perfit and hole, and faile in no thing.
- Wycliffe Bible

and let the endurance have a perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire -- in nothing lacking;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:4


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.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:4


Jas 1:4 Let patience. Let endurance not be merely passive, but have [her] perfect work; work out its complete results, that nothing may be wanting in your lives.

Discussion for James 1:4

  • Ch lungmahalakbou for verse 4
    patient lead to success ...a person who can bear the hardness of life will lost something because he could not complete the work..similarly every we do must complete that a men can shine like a star and lack nothin
  • Doris Floyd-Pighee for verse 4
    When we wait for answers, directions and/or solutions from God we will be perfected in all that we undertake. There will be no error, no lack, or mistakes because God has shown you how and/or what to do.
  • I think this verse says a lot. Patience is perfect not saying that we are, but it can work a perfect work in us! It can make us humble. Patience is a virtue. Patience is righteousness so to have patience you are showing that you are having faith and trying to be righteous. Its hard to be patient at times but its worth it. Gods timing is NEVER wrong that's why I ended up here to remind myself patience is not saying no but just waiting for the right timing!> : ) God bless
  • Henry Elliott for verse 4
    Written on the walls of the Jewish death camp "Treblinka" were these words "Patience is man's strength."
  • Jessica for verse 4
    I think that this verse can go many differnt ways that are ngood and pleasing to God. As in be patience in her, as trust in GOD!Never let any thing come in your way between GOD and your faith through HIM!!!!!!!

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