Parallel Bible VersionsNASB/KJV Study BibleGreek Bible Study Tools

James 1:8

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— [being] a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A man unsettled in his opinions [is] unstable in all his ways.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— [he is] a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A two-souled man, unstable in all his ways.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— a two-souled man [is] unstable in all his ways.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A double minded man is inconstant in all his ways.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— A double minded man is vnstable in all his waies.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A double minded man is vnstable in all his wayes.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— who is divided in his mind, and disturbed in all his ways.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— who is hesitating in his mind, and unstable in all his ways.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A double minded 1374
{1374} Prime
From G1364 and G5590; two spirited, that is, vacillating (in opinion or purpose).
man 435
{0435} Prime
A primary word (compare G0444); a man (properly as an individual male).
[is] unstable 182
{0182} Prime
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G2525; inconstant.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
all 3956
{3956} Prime
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
his y846
[0846] Standard
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
(0848) Complement
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
ways. 3598
{3598} Prime
Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively a mode or means.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

James 1:8

_ _ double-minded — literally, “double-souled,” the one soul directed towards God, the other to something else. The Greek favors Alford’s translation, “He (the waverer, James 1:6) is a man double-minded, unstable,” etc.; or better, Beza’s. The words in this James 1:8 are in apposition with “that man,” James 1:7; thus the “us,” which is not in the original, will not need to be supplied, “A man double-minded, unstable in all his ways!” The word for “double-minded” is found here and in James 4:8, for the first time in Greek literature. It is not a hypocrite that is meant, but a fickle, “wavering” man, as the context shows. It is opposed to the single eye (Matthew 6:22).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on James 1:2-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

James 1:8

A doubleminded man — Who has, as it were, two souls; whose heart is not simply given up to God. Is unstable — Being without the true wisdom; perpetually disagrees both with himself and others, James 3:16.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

James 1:8

A double minded man [is] unstable in (g) all his ways.

(g) In all his thoughts and his deeds.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse [your] hands, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded.
1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD [be] God, follow him: but if Baal, [then] follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
2 Kings 17:33 They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence.
2 Kings 17:41 So these nations feared the LORD, and served their graven images, both their children, and their children's children: as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.
Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Hosea 7:8-11 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned. ... Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
Hosea 10:2 Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.
Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
2 Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
2 Peter 3:16 As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes

Chain-Reference Bible SearchCross References with Concordance

1K 18:21. 2K 17:33, 41. Is 29:13. Ho 7:8; 10:2. Mt 6:22, 24. Jm 4:8. 2P 2:14; 3:16.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereExpand User Bible CommentaryComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Recent Chat Bible Comments