James 1:7

“For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for James 1:7

For let not that man thinke that he shall receiue any thing of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let it not seem to such a man that he will get anything from the Lord;
- Basic English Bible

for let not that man think that he shall receive anything from the Lord;
- Darby Bible

For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing from the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

A person of that sort must not expect to receive anything from the Lord--
- Weymouth Bible

For let that man not think that he will receive anything from the Lord.
- World English Bible

Therfor gesse not the ilke man, that he schal take ony thing of the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

for let not that man suppose that he shall receive anything from the Lord --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for James 1:7

Wesley's Notes for James 1:7

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.

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.

1:8 A doubleminded man - Who has, as it were, two souls; whose heart is not simply given up to God. Is unstable - Being without the true wisdom; perpetually disagrees both with himself and others, #James 3:16|.

1:9 Let the brother - St James does not give this appellation to the rich. Of low degree - Poor and tempted. Rejoice - The most effectual remedy against doublemindedness. In that he is exalted - To be a child of God, and an heir of glory.

Discussion for James 1

  • John madden on James 1:7
    If were unstable in our actions our prayers will be the same hindered we wont recieve any answers from god unless we have his widom functioning in our minds so as to not be unstable or double minded
  • BSP on James 1:7
    When we pray to God we must pray with the confidence that God will answer our prayers. Lack of faith and confidence when praying could cause our prayers to go unanswered.


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