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

  • 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 .

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