James 1:6

“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But let him aske in faith, nothing wauering: for he that wauereth is like a waue of the sea, driuen with the wind, and tossed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let him make his request in faith, doubting nothing; for he who has doubt in his heart is like the waves of the sea, which are troubled by the driving of the wind.
- Basic English Bible

but let him ask in faith, nothing doubting. For he that doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and tossed about;
- Darby Bible

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
- Webster's Bible

But let him ask in faith and have no doubts; for he who has doubts is like the surge of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed into spray.
- Weymouth Bible

But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed.
- World English Bible

But axe he in feith, and doute no thing; for he that doutith, is lijk to a wawe of the see, which is moued and borun a boute of wynde.
- Wycliffe Bible

and let him ask in faith, nothing doubting, for he who is doubting hath been like a wave of the sea, driven by wind and tossed,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:6


1:6 But let him ask in faith - A firm confidence in God. St. James also both begins and ends with faith, #James 5:15|; the hinderances of which he removes in the middle part of his epistle. He that doubteth is like a wave of the sea - Yea, such are all who have not asked and obtained wisdom. Driven with the wind - From without. And tossed - From within, by his own unstableness.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:6


Jas 1:6 Let him ask in faith. This is an essential condition to prevailing prayer. See Mt 21:21 Mr 11:23. He that wavereth. Is undecided, of two minds. Is like a wave of the sea. Driven hither and thither.

Discussion for James 1

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 .