Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.

New American Standard Bible

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

King James Version

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

International Standard Version

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him.

A Conservative Version

And if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God who gives to all generously and not reproaching, and it will be given to him.

American Standard Version

But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Amplified

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.

An Understandable Version

But if any one of you lacks wisdom, he should pray to God, who gives to everyone generously and does not begrudge [the person who asks], and it will be given to him.

Anderson New Testament

Now, if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally, and upbraids not; and it shall be given him.

Bible in Basic English

But if any man among you is without wisdom, let him make his request to God, who gives freely to all without an unkind word, and it will be given to him.

Common New Testament

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

If any of you is deficient in prudence, let him ask it of God, who liberally gives to all without upbraiding: and he will give it.

Darby Translation

But if any one of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all freely and reproaches not, and it shall be given to him:

Godbey New Testament

But if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all cheerfully and upbraids none; and it will be given unto him.

Goodspeed New Testament

If any one of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask God who gives generously to everyone, and does not reproach one with it afterward, and he will give it to him.

John Wesley New Testament

If any of you want wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And if any of you lacks wisdom, let them ask of God (who gives abundantly to all, and without reproach), and it shall be given them.

Julia Smith Translation

If any of you is forsaken of wisdom, let him ask of God, giving to all plainly, blaming not; and it shall be given him.

King James 2000

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally, and reproaches not; and it shall be given him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask for [it] from God, who gives to all without reservation and not reproaching, and it will be given to him.

Modern King James verseion

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and with no reproach, and it shall be given to him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, which giveth to all men indifferently and casteth no man in the teeth; and it shall be given him.

Moffatt New Testament

Whoever of you is defective in wisdom, let him ask God who gives to all men without question or reproach, and the gift will be his.

Montgomery New Testament

If any one of you is lacking in wisdom, let him ask it from the God who gives to all men freely and without upbraiding; and it will be given to him.

NET Bible

But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him.

New Heart English Bible

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.

Noyes New Testament

But if any one of you is wanting in wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally, and upbraideth not; and it will be given him.

Sawyer New Testament

And if any one of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and upbraids not, and it shall be given him.

The Emphasized Bible

But, if any of you is sinning short of wisdom, let him be asking of God, Who giveth unto all freely and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But if any man of you be deficient in wisdom, let him ask it of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If one of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask wisdom from the God who gives freely to every one without reproaches, and it will be given to him.

Webster

If any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given to him.

Weymouth New Testament

And if any one of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask God for it, who gives with open hand to all men, and without upbraiding; and it will be given him.

Williams New Testament

But if any one of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask God who generously gives to everyone and never reproaches one with its lack, and it will be given to him.

World English Bible

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.

Worrell New Testament

But, if any of you is lacking in wisdom, let him ask from God, Who giveth to all liberally, and upbraideth not; and it will be given him;

Worsley New Testament

And if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask it of God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.

Youngs Literal Translation

and if any of you do lack wisdom, let him ask from God, who is giving to all liberally, and not reproaching, and it shall be given to him;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

any
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 373

of you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

λείπω 
Leipo 
Usage: 5

σοφία 
Sophia 
Usage: 45

αἰτέω 
Aiteo 
Usage: 43

of
παρά 
Para 
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 145

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

to all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ἁπλῶς 
Haplos 
Usage: 1

and



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

ὀνειδέζω 
oneidizo 
Usage: 8

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

it shall be given
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 1:5

Devotionals containing James 1:5

References

Images James 1:5

Context Readings

Trials, Testing, And Faith

4 But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. 5 Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind.


Cross References

Proverbs 2:3-6

furthermore, if you call out to insight
and lift your voice to understanding,

John 15:7

If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you.

1 Kings 3:7-12

Lord my God, You have now made Your servant king in my father David’s place. Yet I am just a youth with no experience in leadership.

2 Chronicles 1:10

Now grant me wisdom and knowledge so that I may lead these people, for who can judge this great people of Yours?”

Exodus 31:3

I have filled him with God’s Spirit, with wisdom, understanding, and ability in every craft

Proverbs 3:5-7

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding;

1 Chronicles 22:12

Above all, may the Lord give you insight and understanding when He puts you in charge of Israel so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.

Job 28:12-28

But where can wisdom be found,
and where is understanding located?

Exodus 31:6

I have also selected Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, to be with him. I have placed wisdom within every skilled craftsman in order to make all that I have commanded you:

Exodus 36:1-4

36 1 Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the skilled people are to work based on everything the Lord has commanded. The Lord has given them wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work of constructing the sanctuary.”

Proverbs 9:4-6

“Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!”
To the one who lacks sense, she says,

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call to Him while He is near.

Jeremiah 1:6-7

But I protested, “Oh no, Lord, God! Look, I don’t know how to speak since I am only a youth.”

Jeremiah 29:12-13

You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

Matthew 7:7-11

“Keep asking,and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

John 4:10

Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would ask Him, and He would give you living water.”

John 14:13

Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

1 John 3:22

and can receive whatever we ask from Him because we keep His commands and do what is pleasing in His sight.

1 John 5:14-15

Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

Daniel 2:18-22

urging them to ask the God of heaven for mercy concerning this mystery, so Daniel and his friends would not be killed with the rest of Babylon’s wise men.

Matthew 11:20

Then He proceeded to denounce the towns where most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent:

Luke 11:9-13

“So I say to you, keep asking,and it will be given to you. Keep searching,and you will find. Keep knocking,and the door will be opened to you.

Luke 15:20-22

So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.

John 16:23-24

In that day you will not ask Me anything.“I assure you: Anything you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.

2 Corinthians 2:16

To some we are an aroma of death leading to death, but to others, an aroma of life leading to life. And who is competent for this?

James 1:17

Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.

James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.

Mark 16:14

Later, He appeared to the Eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table. He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who saw Him after He had been resurrected.

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