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

  • 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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