Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 you must let endurance have its full effect, 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 everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him. 6 But he must ask in faith, without any doubts, for the one who has doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.


Cross References

Proverbs 2:3-6

if, indeed, you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,

John 15:7

"If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you can ask for anything you want, and you'll receive it.

1 Kings 3:7-12

"You have demonstrated abundant gracious love to your servant David, my father, as he lived in your presence truthfully, righteously, and uprightly in his heart. In addition, you have kept on showing this abundant gracious love by giving him a son to sit on his throne today. Now, LORD my God, you have set me as king to replace my father David, but I'm still young. I don't have any leadership skills.

2 Chronicles 1:10

Give me wisdom now, so I may go in and out among this people, because who can rule this great people that belongs to you?

Exodus 31:3

and I've filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and all kinds of craftsmanship

Proverbs 3:5-7

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding.

1 Chronicles 22:12

"Only may the LORD give you discretion and understanding as he places you in charge over Israel, so you can keep the Law of the LORD your God.

Job 28:12-28

"Where can wisdom be found? Where is understanding's home?

Exodus 31:6

Along with him I'm appointing Ahisamach's son Oholiab from the tribe of Dan, and I've given wisdom to all who are skilled so they can make everything that I've commanded you,

Exodus 36:1-4

Bezalel and Oholiab and all the skilled craftsmen to whom the LORD gave wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work in constructing the sanctuary are to do everything that the LORD has commanded."

Proverbs 9:4-6

"Let whoever is naive, turn in here." To anyone lacking sense, she says,

Isaiah 55:6-7

"Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.

Jeremiah 1:6-7

I replied, "Ah, LORD God! Look, I don't know how to speak, because I'm only a young man."

Jeremiah 29:12-13

When you call out to me and come and pray to me, I'll hear 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 for you.

John 4:10

Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, "Please give me a drink,' you would have been the one to ask him, and he would have given you living water."

John 14:13

I'll do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

1 John 3:22

Whatever we request we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

1 John 5:14-15

And this is the confidence that we have in him: if we ask for anything according to his will, he listens to us.

Daniel 2:18-22

Daniel was seeking mercy, in order to ask about this mystery in the presence of the God of heaven, so that Daniel and his friends might not be executed along with the rest of the advisors of Babylon.

Matthew 11:20

Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had taken place, because they didn't repent.

Luke 11:9-13

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

Luke 15:20-22

"So he got up and went to his father. While he was still far away, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, threw his arms around him, and kissed him affectionately.

John 16:23-24

On that day, you won't ask me for anything. Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, whatever you ask the Father for in my name, he will give it to you.

2 Corinthians 2:16

To some people we are a deadly fragrance, while to others we are a living fragrance. Who is qualified for this?

James 1:17

Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.

James 3:17

However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, and without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.

James 5:16

Therefore, make it your habit to confess your sins to one another and to pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Mark 16:14

Finally he appeared to his eleven disciples while they were eating. He rebuked them for their unbelief and stubbornness, because they had not believed those who had seen him after he had risen.

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