James 1:2
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English Standard Version
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

King James Bible
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

American Standard Version
Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations;

Douay-Rheims Bible
My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations;

English Revised Version
Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations;

Webster's Bible Translation
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.

Weymouth New Testament
Reckon it nothing but joy, my brethren, whenever you find yourselves hedged in by various trials.

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Vincent's Word Studies

All joy (πᾶσαν χαρὰν)

Joy follows up the rejoice of the greeting. The all has the sense of wholly. Count it a thing wholly joyful, without admixture of sorrow. Perhaps, as Bengel suggests, the all applies to all kinds of temptations.

When (ὅταν)

Lit., whenever: better, because it implies that temptation may be expected all along the Christian course.

Ye fall into (περιπέσητε)

The preposition περί, around, suggests falling into something which surrounds. Thus Thucydides, speaking of the plague at Athens, says, "The Athenians, having fallen into (περιπεσόντες) such affliction, were pressed by it."

Divers (ποικίλοις)

Rev., manifold. See on 1 Peter 1:6.

Temptations (πειρασμοῖς)

In the general sense of trials. See on Matthew 6:13; and 1 Peter 1:6.

James 1:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life...

Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven...

Luke 6:22,23 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you...

Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

Romans 8:17,18,35-37 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him...

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake...

Philippians 1:29 For to you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

Philippians 2:17 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake...

Hebrews 10:34 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods...

1 Peter 4:13-16 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed...

divers.

Hebrews 11:36-38 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, moreover of bonds and imprisonment...

1 Peter 1:6-8 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations...

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished:

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried...

Cross References
Matthew 5:12
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Romans 5:3
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

James 1:12
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:16
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

James 1:19
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

James 5:11
Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

1 Peter 1:6
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,

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