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James 1:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for he beholdeth himself, and goeth away, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— for [once] he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For he beholdeth himself, and goeth away, and immediately forgetteth what manner of man he was.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for he has considered himself and is gone away, and straightway he has forgotten what he was like.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For he observed himself, and is gone away, and, straightway, it hath escaped him,—what manner of man, he was!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for he did view himself, and hath gone away, and immediately he did forget of what kind he was;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For he beheld himself and went his way and presently forgot what manner of man he was.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For hee beholdeth himselfe, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what maner of man he was.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— for he seeth himself and passeth, and hath forgotten what (manner of person) he was.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— for he seeth himself, and passeth on, and forgetteth what a man he was.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
he beholdeth 2657
{2657} Prime
κατανοέω
katanoeo
{kat-an-o-eh'-o}
From G2596 and G3539; to observe fully.
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
himself, 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
goeth his way, 565
{0565} Prime
ἀπέρχομαι
aperchomai
{ap-erkh'-om-ahee}
From G0575 and G2064; to go off (that is, depart), aside (that is, apart) or behind (that is, follow), literally or figuratively.
z5754
<5754> Grammar
Tense - Second Perfect (See G5782)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 97
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
straightway 2112
{2112} Prime
εὐθέως
eutheos
{yoo-theh'-oce}
Adverb from G2117; directly, that is, at once or soon.
forgetteth 1950
{1950} Prime
ἐπιλανθάνομαι
epilanthanomai
{ep-ee-lan-than'-om-ahee}
Middle voice from G1909 and G2990; to lose out of mind; by implication to neglect.
z5633
<5633> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 260
what manner of man 3697
{3697} Prime
ὁποῖος
hopoios
{hop-oy'-os}
From G3739 and G4169; of what kind that, that is, how (as) great (excellent) (specifically as indefinite correlation to antecedent definitely G5108 of quality).
he was. 2258
{2258} Prime
ἦν
en
{ane}
Imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).
z5713
<5713> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 532
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

James 1:24

_ _ beholdeth — more literally, “he contemplated himself and hath gone his way,” that is, no sooner has he contemplated his image than he is gone his way (James 1:11). “Contemplate” answers to hearing the word: “goeth his way,” to relaxing the attention after hearing — letting the mind go elsewhere, and the interest of the thing heard pass away: then forgetfulness follows [Alford] (Compare Ezekiel 33:31). “Contemplate” here, and in James 1:23, implies that, though cursory, yet some knowledge of one’s self, at least for the time, is imparted in hearing the word (1 Corinthians 14:24).

_ _ and ... and — The repetition expresses hastiness joined with levity [Bengel].

_ _ forgetteth what manner of man he was — in the mirror. Forgetfulness is no excuse (James 1:25; 2 Peter 1:9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on James 1:19-27.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

James 1:24

He beheld himself, and went away — To other business. And forgot — But such forgetting does not excuse.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Judges 8:18 Then said he unto Zebah and Zalmunna, What manner of men [were they] whom ye slew at Tabor? And they answered, As thou [art], so [were] they; each one resembled the children of a king.
Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
Luke 1:66 And all they that heard [them] laid [them] up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.
Luke 7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw [it], he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman [this is] that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
2 Peter 3:11 [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness,
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