Parallel Verses

World English Bible

But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed.

New American Standard Bible

But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.

King James Version

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

Holman Bible

But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind.

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

But let him ask in faith, doubting nothing, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by wind and tossed about.

American Standard Version

But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.

Amplified

Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.

An Understandable Version

But he should ask in faith, without doubting, because the person who doubts [that he will receive wisdom] is like an ocean wave that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Anderson New Testament

But let him ask in faith, doubting not: for he that doubts, is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind, and tossed.

Bible in Basic English

Let him make his request in faith, doubting nothing; for he who has doubt in his heart is like the waves of the sea, which are troubled by the driving of the wind.

Common New Testament

But he must ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but let him be fully persuaded of the lawfulness of what he asks: for he that is diffident about that, is like the waves that fluctuate with the wind.

Darby Translation

but let him ask in faith, nothing doubting. For he that doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and tossed about;

Godbey New Testament

But let him ask in faith, doubting as to nothing; for he that doubts is like unto a wave of the sea driven by the winds and tossed by the tempest.

Goodspeed New Testament

But he must ask with faith, and without any doubt, for the man who doubts is like the billowing sea, driven and blown about by the wind.

John Wesley New Testament

But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But ask in faith, not doubting anything. For he that doubts is like the wave of the sea which is driven of the wind and is tossed from one side to another.

Julia Smith Translation

And let him ask in faith, being at variance in nothing. For he being at variance is like the surge of the sea being moved by the wind and put in motion.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But let him ask for [it] in faith, without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed about.

Modern King James verseion

But let him ask in faith, doubting nothing. For he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But let him ask in faith, and waver not. For he that doubteth is like the waves of the sea, tossed of the wind, and carried with violence.

Moffatt New Testament

Only, let him ask in faith, with never a doubt; for the doubtful man is like surge of the sea whirled and swayed by the wind;

Montgomery New Testament

But let him ask in faith, without wavering; for he who wavers is like a surge of the sea, wind-driven and tossed.

NET Bible

But he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind.

New Heart English Bible

But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.

Noyes New Testament

But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting; for he that doubteth is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.

Sawyer New Testament

But let him ask in faith, not doubting; for he that doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and agitated.

The Emphasized Bible

But let him be asking in faith, nothing, doubting, for, he that doubteth, is like a wave of the sea, wind-driven and storm-tossed, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But let him ask in faith, harbouring no doubt: for he who is doubtful is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind, and in constant agitation.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But let him ask with confidence, never doubting; for the man who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven hither and thither at the mercy of the wind--

Webster

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

Weymouth New Testament

But let him ask in faith and have no doubts; for he who has doubts is like the surge of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed into spray.

Williams New Testament

But he must ask in faith, without a doubt, for the man who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is whirled and swayed by the wind.

Worrell New Testament

but let him ask in faith, nothing doubting; for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, wind-driven and tossed.

Worsley New Testament

But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting; for he that doubteth is like a wave of the sea blown about and tossed by the wind.

Youngs Literal Translation

and let him ask in faith, nothing doubting, for he who is doubting hath been like a wave of the sea, driven by wind and tossed,

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

αἰτέω 
Aiteo 
Usage: 43

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man, nothing, no, none, not, anything,
Usage: 79

διακρίνω 
Diakrino 
Usage: 16

For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

διακρίνω 
Diakrino 
Usage: 16

is like
εἴκω 
Eiko 
be like
Usage: 2

a wave
κλύδων 
Kludon 
Usage: 2

of the sea
θάλασσα 
Thalassa 
sea
Usage: 82

driven with the wind
ἀνεμίζω 
Anemizo 
driven with the wind
Usage: 1

and

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 1:6

References

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Images James 1:6

Prayers for James 1:6

Context Readings

Trials, Testing, And Faith

5 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. 6 But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed. 7 For let that man not think that he will receive anything from the Lord.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:14

that we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;

Matthew 21:21-22

Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, if you have faith, and don't doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you told this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it would be done.

Mark 11:22-24

Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God.

1 Timothy 2:8

I desire therefore that the men in every place pray, lifting up holy hands without anger and doubting.

Hebrews 10:23

let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 11:6

Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.

Hebrews 13:9

Don't be carried away by various and strange teachings, for it is good that the heart be established by grace, not by food, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.

2 Peter 2:17

These are wells without water, clouds driven by a storm; for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.

Jude 1:12-13

These are hidden rocky reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you, shepherds who without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;

Genesis 49:4

Boiling over as water, you shall not excel; because you went up to your father's bed, then defiled it. He went up to my couch.

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