Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

James 1:3

    James 1:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because you have the knowledge that the testing of your faith gives you the power of going on in hope;

    Webster's Revision

    Knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience.

    World English Bible

    knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Knowing that the proof of your faith worketh patience.

    Clarke's Commentary on James 1:3

    The trying of your faith - Trials put religion, and all the graces of which it is composed to proof; the man that stands in such trials gives proof that his religion is sound, and the evidence afforded to his own mind induces him to take courage, bear patiently, and persevere.

    Barnes' Notes on James 1:3

    Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience - Patience is one of the fruits of such a trial, and the grace of patience is worth the trial which it may cost to procure it. This is one of the passages which show that James was acquainted with the writings of Paul. See the Introduction, Section 5. The sentiment expressed here is found in Romans 5:3. See the notes at that verse. Paul has carried the sentiment out farther, and shows that tribulation produces other effects than patience. James only asks that patience may have its perfect work, supposing that every Christian grace is implied in this.