Parallel Verses

Weymouth New Testament

If, however, a man knows what it is right to do and yet does not do it, he commits a sin.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

King James Version

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Holman Bible

So it is a sin for the person who knows to do what is good and doesn’t do it.

International Standard Version

Therefore, anyone who knows what is right but fails to do it is guilty of sin.

A Conservative Version

He therefore who knows to do good, and is not doing it, to him it is sin.

American Standard Version

To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Amplified

So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin.

An Understandable Version

So, the person who knows the good [he ought] to be doing, but is not doing it, is sinning.

Anderson New Testament

Therefore, to him that knows how to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Bible in Basic English

The man who has knowledge of how to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Common New Testament

Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he then that knows what is virtuous, and does not practise it, is a criminal.

Darby Translation

To him therefore who knows how to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Goodspeed New Testament

So when a man knows what is right and fails to do it, he is guilty of sin.

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Julia Smith Translation

Therefore to him knowing to do good, and not doing, to him it is sin.

King James 2000

Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore, to the one who knows to do good and does not do [it], to him it is sin.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore to him who knows to do good, and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore to him that knoweth how to do good, and doth it not: to him, it is sin.

Moffatt New Testament

[follows 2:26] Whoever, then, knows what is right to do and does not do it, that is a sin for him.

Montgomery New Testament

So to him who knows how to do right and does not do it, to him it is sin.

NET Bible

So whoever knows what is good to do and does not do it is guilty of sin.

New Heart English Bible

To him therefore who knows to do good, and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Noyes New Testament

Therefore to him that knoweth how to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Sawyer New Testament

He therefore that knows how to do good and does it not, to him it is sin.

The Emphasized Bible

To him, therefore, who knoweth how to be doing, a right thing, and is not doing it, it is, sin, unto him.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Therefore if a man knoweth how to act properly, and doth not, he is criminal.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He, then, who knows what is right but fails to do it--that is sin in him.

Webster

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Williams New Testament

So when a man knows what is right but does not do it, he is guilty of sin.

World English Bible

To him therefore who knows to do good, and doesn't do it, to him it is sin.

Worrell New Testament

To him, therefore, who knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Worsley New Testament

To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doth it not, to him it is sin.

Youngs Literal Translation

to him, then, knowing to do good, and not doing, sin it is to him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

to do
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

καλός 
Kalos 
Usage: 62

and

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

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

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

to him

Usage: 0

it is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

References

Images James 4:17

Context Readings

Arrogant Boasting About The Future

16 But, as the case stands, it is in mere self-confidence that you boast: all such boasting is evil. 17 If, however, a man knows what it is right to do and yet does not do it, he commits a sin.


Cross References

John 9:41

"If you were blind," answered Jesus, "you would have no sin; but as a matter of fact you boast that you see. So your sin remains!"

Luke 12:47-48

And that servant who has been told his Master's will and yet made no preparation and did not obey His will, will receive many lashes.

John 13:17

If you know all this, blessed are you if you act accordingly.

John 15:22

"If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have had no sin; but as the case stands they are without excuse for their sin.

Romans 1:20-21

For, from the very creation of the world, His invisible perfections--namely His eternal power and divine nature--have been rendered intelligible and clearly visible by His works, so that these men are without excuse.

Romans 1:32

In short, though knowing full well the sentence which God pronounces against actions such as theirs, as things which deserve death, they not only practise them, but even encourage and applaud others who do them.

Romans 2:17-23

And since you claim the name of Jew, and find rest and satisfaction in the Law, and make your boast in God,

Romans 7:13

Did then a thing which is good become death to me? No, indeed, but sin did; so that through its bringing about death by means of what was good, it might be seen in its true light as sin, in order that by means of the Commandment the unspeakable sinfulness of sin might be plainly shown.

2 Peter 2:21

For it would have been better for them not to have fully known the way of righteousness, than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandments in which they were instructed.

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