James 3:14

“But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if ye haue bitter enuying and strife in your hearts glory not, and lie not against the trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and {so} lie against the truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if ye have bitter jealousy and faction in your heart, glory not and lie not against the truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if you have bitter envy in your heart and the desire to get the better of others, have no pride in this, talking falsely against what is true.
- Basic English Bible

but if ye have bitter emulation and strife in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.
- Darby Bible

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
- Webster's Bible

But if in your hearts you have bitter feelings of envy and rivalry, do not speak boastfully and falsely, in defiance of the truth.
- Weymouth Bible

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.
- World English Bible

That if ye han bitter enuye, and stryuyngis ben in youre hertis, nyle ye haue glorye, and be lyeris ayens the treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if bitter zeal ye have, and rivalry in your heart, glory not, nor lie against the truth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 3:14


3:14 If ye have bitter zeal - True Christian zeal is only the flame of love. Even in your hearts - Though it went no farther. Do not lie against the truth - As if such zeal could consist with heavenly wisdom.


People's Bible Notes for James 3:14


Jas 3:14 Glory not. If there is bitterness in the heart, let there be no boasting of your goodness. That would be to lie "against the truth".

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