James 1:2
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New International Version
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

New Living Translation
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.

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

Berean Study Bible
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you encounter trials of many kinds,

Berean Literal Bible
Esteem it all joy, my brothers, when you might fall into various trials,

New American Standard Bible
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials,

International Standard Version
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials,

NET Bible
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,

New Heart English Bible
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
May you have every joy, my brethren, when you enter various and many temptations,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My brothers and sisters, be very happy when you are tested in different ways.

New American Standard 1977
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,

Jubilee Bible 2000
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse trials,

King James 2000 Bible
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials;

American King James Version
My brothers, count it all joy when you 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;

Darby Bible Translation
Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various 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.

World English Bible
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations,

Young's Literal Translation
All joy count it, my brethren, when ye may fall into temptations manifold;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-11 Christianity teaches men to be joyful under troubles: such exercises are sent from God's love; and trials in the way of duty will brighten our graces now, and our crown at last. Let us take care, in times of trial, that patience, and not passion, is set to work in us: whatever is said or done, let patience have the saying and doing of it. When the work of patience is complete, it will furnish all that is necessary for our Christian race and warfare. We should not pray so much for the removal of affliction, as for wisdom to make a right use of it. And who does not want wisdom to guide him under trials, both in regulating his own spirit, and in managing his affairs? Here is something in answer to every discouraging turn of the mind, when we go to God under a sense of our own weakness and folly. If, after all, any should say, This may be the case with some, but I fear I shall not succeed, the promise is, To any that asketh, it shall be given. A mind that has single and prevailing regard to its spiritual and eternal interest, and that keeps steady in its purposes for God, will grow wise by afflictions, will continue fervent in devotion, and rise above trials and oppositions. When our faith and spirits rise and fall with second causes, there will be unsteadiness in our words and actions. This may not always expose men to contempt in the world, but such ways cannot please God. No condition of life is such as to hinder rejoicing in God. Those of low degree may rejoice, if they are exalted to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom of God; and the rich may rejoice in humbling providences, that lead to a humble and lowly disposition of mind. Worldly wealth is a withering thing. Then, let him that is rich rejoice in the grace of God, which makes and keeps him humble; and in the trials and exercises which teach him to seek happiness in and from God, not from perishing enjoyments.
Study Bible
Rejoicing in Trials
1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. 2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you encounter trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:12
Rejoice and celebrate, because great is your reward in heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.

Romans 5:3
Not only that, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;

James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

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

James 1:19
My beloved brothers, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger,

James 5:11
See how blessed we consider those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen the outcome from the Lord. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

1 Peter 1:6
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer various trials,
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