Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing. 5 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. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.


Cross References

Proverbs 2:3-6

Yea, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding;

John 15:7

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.

1 Kings 3:7-12

And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

2 Chronicles 1:10

Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this your people, that are so great?

Exodus 31:3

And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

Proverbs 3:5-7

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Job 28:12-28

But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

Exodus 31:6

And I, behold, I have given with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you;

Exodus 36:1-4

Then Bezalel and Oholiab labored, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.

Proverbs 9:4-6

Whosoever is simple, let him turn in here: as for him that lacks understanding, she says to him,

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you upon him while he is near:

Jeremiah 1:6-7

Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

Jeremiah 29:12-13

Then shall you call upon me, and you shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

Matthew 7:7-11

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

John 4:10

Jesus answered and said unto her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water.

John 14:13

And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

1 John 3:22

And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

1 John 5:14-15

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

Daniel 2:18-22

That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Matthew 11:20

Then began he to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

Luke 11:9-13

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

Luke 15:20-22

And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

John 16:23-24

And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

2 Corinthians 2:16

To the one we are the fragrance of death unto death; and to the other the fragrance of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

James 5:16

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

Mark 16:14

Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at table, and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them who had seen him after he was risen.

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