James 1:3
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New International Version
because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

New Living Translation
For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

English Standard Version
for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

New American Standard Bible
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

King James Bible
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

International Standard Version
because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

NET Bible
because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you know that the trial of faith imparts to you patience.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know that such testing of your faith produces endurance.

Jubilee Bible 2000
knowing that the proving of your faith works patience,

King James 2000 Bible
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience.

American King James Version
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience.

American Standard Version
Knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

Darby Bible Translation
knowing that the proving of your faith works endurance.

English Revised Version
Knowing that the proof of your faith worketh patience.

Webster's Bible Translation
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

Weymouth New Testament
Be assured that the testing of your faith leads to power of endurance.

World English Bible
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

Young's Literal Translation
knowing that the proof of your faith doth work endurance,
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Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - Patience. Υπομονή in general is patience with regard to things, μακροθυμία is rather long-suffering with regard to persons (see Trench on 'Synonyms,' p. 186, and compare the notes on James 5:7, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Knowing this,.... By experience; as everyone that is trained up in the school of affliction does: the apostle appeals to the saints, to whom he writes, for the truth of what he was about to say; and which he gives as a reason why they should rejoice in afflictions, because it is a known fact,

that the trying of your faith worketh patience: two things afflictions do when sanctified; one is, they try faith, the truth of it, and make it appear to be true, genuine, and precious, like gold tried in the fire; see 1 Peter 1:6 and the other is, that they produce patience: saints being inured to afflictions, become by degrees more patient under them; whence it is good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth: this phrase may be understood, both of faith, which being tried by afflictions, produces patience; for where the one is in exercise, the other is also, and both are necessary under afflictive providences; and also of afflictions, which try faith, and being sanctified by the Spirit of God, work patience, which is a fruit of the Spirit; for otherwise the effect of them is impatience; and this agrees with the Apostle Paul in Romans 5:3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. the trying—the testing or proving of your faith, namely, by "divers temptations." Compare Ro 5:3, tribulation worketh patience, and patience experience (in the original dokime, akin to dokimion, "trying," here; there it is experience: here the "trying" or testing, whence experience flows).

patience—The original implies more; persevering endurance and continuance (compare Lu 8:15).

James 1:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Rejoicing in Trials
2Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.…
Cross References
Luke 21:19
Stand firm, and you will win life.

Hebrews 6:12
We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

1 Peter 1:7
These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
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