James 1:8

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A double minded man is vnstable in all his wayes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{being} a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For there is a division in his mind, and he is uncertain in all his ways.
- Basic English Bible

[he is] a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
- Darby Bible

A man unsettled in his opinions is unstable in all his ways.
- Webster's Bible

such a one is a man of two minds, undecided in every step he takes.
- Weymouth Bible

He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
- World English Bible

A man dowble in soule is vnstable in alle hise weies.
- Wycliffe Bible

a two-souled man [is] unstable in all his ways.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:8


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|.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:8


Jas 1:8 A double minded man. A man of no fixed, decided purpose.

Discussion for James 1

  • Victor
    ...count it all joy when you fall into divers trials ...
  • John
    Verse 1 tells us this book is written to the New Testament Jews under the law (Hebrews 8:8)
  • Steve morrow
    JAMES 1:12 blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life which THE LORD hath promised to --- them that love HIM --- JOHN 14:21 he that hath MY commandments and keepeth them he it is that loveth ME and he that loveth ME shall be loved of MY FATHER and I will love him and will manifest myself to him
  • Linda
    I love the book of James. James is straight and to the point for those of us whom have suffered many severe attacks from the enemy, the book of James is comforting. Just this one scripture: Listen intently swift to hear . Speak what God would have you to say slow to speak , slow to wrath anger solves nothing, it is only a distraction. This little song I have had on my heart all morning. My soul loves JESUS, bless HIS name.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:10 now I beseech you brethren by the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgement 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 be you followers of me even as I also am of CHRIST JOHN 8:38 I speak that which I have seen with MY FATHER and you do that which you have seen with your father --8:26-- I have many things to say and to judge of you but HE that sent ME is true and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of HIM ACTS 3:26 unto you first --GOD--having raised up HIS SON JESUS sent HIM to bless you in turning away every one of you from his iniquities
  • Traci Taylor
    Praise God for the word of the Lord! The word is the only way to examine the truth about man to the point where even God says "Man hall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceed out of the mouth of God" It is powerful and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. A wonderful remedy for things that attempt to alter, distort, or pervert us. The book of James is a mirror.

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