Parallel Verses

Amplified

But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.

New American Standard Bible

And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

King James Version

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Holman Bible

But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

International Standard Version

But you must let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

A Conservative Version

And let perseverance have a perfect work, so that ye may be perfect and complete, falling short in nothing.

American Standard Version

And let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.

An Understandable Version

And you [should] allow your perseverance to complete its work, so that you will be perfect and complete, [and] not lacking in anything.

Anderson New Testament

But let patience have its work perfected, that you may be perfect and faultless, wanting in nothing.

Bible in Basic English

But let this power have its full effect, so that you may be made complete, needing nothing.

Common New Testament

And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but constancy should be brought to its perfection, that you may be entirely accomplished, without any defect.

Darby Translation

But let endurance have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Godbey New Testament

But let endurance have its perfect work, in order that you may be perfect and whole in every part, lacking in nothing.

Goodspeed New Testament

and steadfastness must have full play, so that you may be fully and perfectly developed without any defects.

John Wesley New Testament

that ye may be perfect and intire, wanting nothing.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and the patience finishes the work, that ye may be perfect and entire, not lacking in anything.

Julia Smith Translation

And let patience have a perfect work, that ye be perfect and entire, being left behind in nothing.

King James 2000

But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And let endurance have [its] perfect effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.

Modern King James verseion

But let patience have its perfect work, so that you may be perfect and entire, lacking nothing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and sound, lacking nothing.

Moffatt New Testament

only, let your endurance be a finished product, so that you may be finished and complete, with never a defect.

Montgomery New Testament

But let endurance have its perfect work, so that you may be perfect and entire, not lacking in anything.

NET Bible

And let endurance have its perfect effect, so that you will be perfect and complete, not deficient in anything.

New Heart English Bible

Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Noyes New Testament

But let endurance have a perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting in nothing.

Sawyer New Testament

But let patience have a perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.

The Emphasized Bible

But let, your endurance, have, mature work, that ye may be mature and complete, in nothing, coming short.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But let patience have its work perfected, that ye may be perfect and complete, deficient in nothing.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And let endurance do its work perfectly, so that you may be altogether perfect, and in no respect deficient.

Webster

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Weymouth New Testament

Only let endurance have perfect results so that you may become perfect and complete, deficient in nothing.

Williams New Testament

but you must let your endurance come to its perfect product, so that you may be fully developed and perfectly equipped, without any defects.

World English Bible

Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Worrell New Testament

And let patience have a perfect work; that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.

Worsley New Testament

but let patience have it's perfect work, that ye may be entirely perfect, failing in nothing.

Youngs Literal Translation

and let the endurance have a perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire -- in nothing lacking;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ὑπομονή 
Hupomone 
Usage: 26

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

τέλειος 
Teleios 
Usage: 16

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ye may be
ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

τέλειος 
Teleios 
Usage: 16

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ὁλόκληρος 
Holokleros 
Usage: 2

λείπω 
Leipo 
Usage: 5

Images James 1:4

Context Readings

Trials, Testing, And Faith

3 Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. 4 But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. 5 If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.


Cross References

Matthew 5:48

You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Luke 21:19

By your steadfastness and patient endurance you shall win the true life of your souls.

Job 17:9

Yet shall the righteous (those upright and in right standing with God) hold to their ways, and he who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. [He is] always striving for you earnestly in his prayers, [pleading] that you may [as persons of ripe character and clear conviction] stand firm and mature [in spiritual growth], convinced and fully assured in everything willed by God.

Psalm 37:7

Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 40:1

I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.

Proverbs 4:8

Prize Wisdom highly and exalt her, and she will exalt and promote you; she will bring you to honor when you embrace her.

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.

Matthew 10:22

And you will be hated by all for My name's sake, but he who perseveres and endures to the end will be saved [ from spiritual disease and death in the world to come].

Matthew 19:20

The young man said, I have observed all these from my youth; what still do I lack?

Mark 10:21

And Jesus, looking upon him, loved him, and He said to him, You lack one thing; go and sell all you have and give [the money] to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come [and] accompany Me [ walking the same road that I walk].

Luke 8:15

But as for that [seed] in the good soil, these are [the people] who, hearing the Word, hold it fast in a just ( noble, virtuous) and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience.

Luke 18:22

And when Jesus heard it, He said to him, One thing you still lack. Sell everything that you have and divide [the money] among the poor, and you will have [rich] treasure in heaven; and come back [and] follow Me [become My disciple, join My party, and accompany Me].

John 17:23

I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.

1 Corinthians 2:6

Yet when we are among the full-grown (spiritually mature Christians who are ripe in understanding), we do impart a [higher] wisdom (the knowledge of the divine plan previously hidden); but it is indeed not a wisdom of this present age or of this world nor of the leaders and rulers of this age, who are being brought to nothing and are doomed to pass away.

Galatians 6:9

And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.

Philippians 3:12-15

Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own.

2 Timothy 3:17

So that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Hebrews 13:21

Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages). Amen (so be it).

James 1:5

If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.

James 3:2

For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature.

James 5:7-11

So be patient, brethren, [as you wait] till the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits expectantly for the precious harvest from the land. [See how] he keeps up his patient [vigil] over it until it receives the early and late rains.

1 Peter 5:10

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.

2 Peter 1:9

For whoever lacks these qualities is blind, [ spiritually] shortsighted, seeing only what is near to him, and has become oblivious [to the fact] that he was cleansed from his old sins.

1 John 4:17-18

In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.

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