James 1:9

“Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let the brother of low degree, reioyce in that he is exalted:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But let the brother of low degree glory in his high estate:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let the brother of low position be glad that he is lifted up;
- Basic English Bible

But let the brother of low degree glory in his elevation,
- Darby Bible

Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
- Webster's Bible

Let a brother in humble life rejoice when raised to a higher position;
- Weymouth Bible

But let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his high position;
- World English Bible

And a meke brother haue glorie in his enhaunsyng,
- Wycliffe Bible

And let the brother who is low rejoice in his exaltation,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 1:9


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.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:9


Jas 1:9 Let the brother of low degree. In the humble walks of life. Rejoice in that he is exalted. To be a child of God, a brother of Jesus Christ.

Discussion for James 1

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Don't be a partaker of other men sins this means don't participate in sin or cover it up or look the other way. That sin of omission which is a common sin all Christians are guilty of frequently
  • Mumde
    I thank God for this book, a brother in Christ was teaching about temptations last week and asked the congregation where all thought temptations come from. It was sad to note that most of us including myself were not sure up until the teacher read from James 1 vs 13. I learnt that I need to read the Bible as much often as possible so I don't miss salvation because of ignorance
  • Doris McIntosh
    "keep himself unspotted from the world". Does this not mean that we should not participate in or condone things of the world that we know is sin? People too often say it is just changing times.
    "Be not conformed to this world but rather by the renewing of your mind...". I agree that it is very clear James should be applied to every day living.
  • Athieno morrine
    God is awesome!
  • Mr. Smith
    Victoria. Amen sister. So sad that so many people blame everything that happens to them on God. Stay strong!
  • A disciple
    "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed." We are of the world to come which the Lord Jesus brings from the right hand of the Father to establish the world in righteousness and truth and life everlasting. The soundness and solidity of our understanding of this is what makes our faith in Him firmly established and unmovable. We are not uncertain about the truth, that God is! And we are not unstable and flow to the point of least resistance like water but our stability is in the supreme greatness and authority of Him who both created the waters, and walks upon them! Let us strive with all earnestness and determination to let patience have its perfect work in us, that we should not be ashamed at His coming but receive Him with fullness of joy and expectation when He appears.

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