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James 1:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for man's wrath does not work God's righteousness.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, man's anger, worketh not, God's righteousness.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for the wrath of a man the righteousness of God doth not work;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For the anger of man worketh not the justice of God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousnesse of God.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— for the wrath of man the righteousness of Aloha worketh not.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
the wrath 3709
{3709} Prime
From G3713; properly desire (as a reaching forth or excitement of the mind), that is, (by analogy) violent passion (ire, or [justifiable] abhorrence); by implication punishment.
of man 435
{0435} Prime
A primary word (compare G0444); a man (properly as an individual male).
worketh 2716
{2716} Prime
From G2596 and G2038; to work fully, that is, accomplish; by implication to finish, fashion.
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
not 3756
{3756} Prime
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
the righteousness 1343
{1343} Prime
From G1342; equity (of character or act); specifically (Christian) justification.
of God. 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

James 1:20

_ _ Man’s angry zeal in debating, as if jealous for the honor of God’s righteousness, is far from working that which is really righteousness in God’s sight. True “righteousness is sown in peace,” not in wrath (James 3:18). The oldest and best reading means “worketh,” that is, practiceth not: the received reading is “worketh,” produceth not.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on James 1:19-27.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

James 1:20

The righteousness of God here includes all duties prescribed by him, and pleasing to him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

James 1:20

For the wrath of man worketh not the (s) righteousness of God.

(s) That which God appoints.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. ... And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Numbers 20:11-12 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts [also]. ... And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
2 Timothy 2:24-25 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all [men], apt to teach, patient, ... In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
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