James 1:8

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for James 1:8

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 for James 1:8

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

  • Tom russell on James 1:8
    do you have a study, uderstanding or belief on ezekiel chap 1 verses 1 to 27.
  • M - in Reply on James 1:8
    This seems to be a chapter describing the 4 cherubim worshiping around the throne of God.
  • Anne Anthony on James 1:8
    I think king Saul went to heaven. Did I understand the scripture correctly
  • S Spencer - in Reply on James 1:8
    Hi Anne, give the scripture you are referring to. Thank you
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on James 1:8
    Anne, may the Spirit grace you with his understanding;

    Hebrews 11 is a testament about the old testament saints; but pay close attention to verses 39 and 40.

    Hebrews 11:39-40 And these all (old testament saints), having obtained a good report through (the work of the Spirit of Christ or the Holy Ghost which is) faith, received not the promise (eternal life, incorruption, immortality):

    (vs) 40 God (Spirit) having provided some better thing for us (children of the resurrection), that they (old testament saints) without us (children or the resurrection) should not be made perfect (complete in the Spirit of Christ or the Holy Ghost who only hath immortality 1 timothy 6:16).

    John 11:25 ..... I am the resurrection......

    Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us ( old testament saints, children or the resurrection and Christ) up together......

    Revelation 20:5 .... this is the first resurrection....

    Matthew 27:52-53 And the graves were opened; and many of the bodies of the (old testaments) saints which slept (died waiting for the promise) arose,

    (vs) 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city (new Jerusalem)......

    Revelation 7:1-4 (vs) 3 ......till we (Spirit) have sealed our servants (old testament) saints in their foreheads (given them the mind of Christ)......

    Revelation 14:4 .......these (old testament saints) were redeemed from among men, being the FIRST FRUITS unto God.....

    Revelation 1:3 .... for the time is at hand...

    May the Spirit grace you with his wisdom.
  • Anne Anthony on James 1:8
    Does principalities mean government as well as spirits
  • Scott Phillip Brown on James 1:8
    What assurance do we have from James 1:8.
  • M - in Reply on James 1:8
    If someone is torn between two ways of life, then they'll be changing their ways based on how they feel at the moment, so his ways are unstable since they are constantly changing. This person ends up getting the worst of both worlds; the guilt coming from a desire to be righteous, and the pain coming from a life of sin.
  • Brenda Smith on James 1:8
    Is the presents of a man that not know his own soul


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