James 1:5
Good News Translation
But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all.

Contemporary English Version
If any of you need wisdom, you should ask God, and it will be given to you. God is generous and won't correct you for asking.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if any of you want wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men abundantly and upbraideth not. And it shall be given him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But if any of you want wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men abundantly and upbraideth not. And it shall be given him.

any.

Exodus 31:3,6 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, with wisdom and understanding, and knowledge in all manner of work, . . .

Exodus 36:1-4 Beseleel therefore, and Ooliab, and every wise man, to whom the Lord gave wisdom and understanding, to know how to work artificially, made the things that are necessary for the uses of the sanctuary, and which the Lord commanded. . . .

1 Kings 3:7-9,11,12 And now, O Lord God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David, my father: and I am but a child, and know not how to go out and come in; . . .

Job 28:12-28 But where is wisdom to be found, and where is the place of understanding? . . .

Proverbs 3:5-7 In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps. . . .

Proverbs 9:4-6 Come, eat my bread, and drink the wine which I have mingled for you. . . .

Jeremiah 1:6,7 And I said: Ah, ah, ah, Lord God: behold, I cannot speak, for I am a child. . . .

2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one indeed the odour of death unto death: but to the others the odour of life unto life. And for these things who is so sufficient?

let.

James 1:17 Every best gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change nor shadow of alteration.

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation.

James 5:16 Confess therefore your sins one to another: and pray one for another, that you may be saved. For the continual prayer of a just man availeth much.

1 Chronicles 22:12 The Lord also give thee wisdom and understanding, that thou mayest be able to rule Israel, and to keep the law of the Lord thy God.

2 Chronicles 1:10 Give me wisdom and knowledge that I may come in and go out before thy people: for who can worthily judge this thy people, which is so great?

Proverbs 2:3-6 If thou shalt seek her as money, and shalt dig for her as for a treasure: . . .

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek ye the Lord, while he may be found: call upon him, while he is near. . . .

Jeremiah 29:12 And you shall call upon me, and you shall go. and you shall pray to me, and I will hear you.

Jeremiah 29:13 You shall seek me, and shall find me: when you shall seek me with all your heart.

Daniel 2:18-22 To the end that they should ask mercy at the face of the God of heaven, concerning this secret, and that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. . . .

Matthew 7:7-11 Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. . . .

Luke 11:9-13 And I say to you: Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. . . .

John 4:10 Jesus answered and said to her: If thou didst know the gift of God and who he is that saith to thee: Give me to drink; thou perhaps wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

John 14:13 Because I go to the Father: and whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, that will I do: that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 15:7 If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will: and it shall be done unto you.

John 16:23,24 And in that day you shall not ask me any thing. Amen, amen, I say to you: if you ask the Father any thing in my name, he will give it you. . . .

1 John 3:22 And whatsoever we shall ask, we shall receive of him: because we keep his commandments and do those things which are pleasing in his sight.

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence which we have towards him: That, whatsoever we shall ask according to his will, he heareth us. . . .

and upbraideth.

Matthew 11:20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein were done the most of his miracles, for that they had not done penance.

Mark 16:14 At length he appeared to the eleven as they were at table: and he upbraided them with their incredulity and hardness of heart, because they did not believe them who had seen him after he was risen again.

Luke 15:20-22 And rising up, he came to his father. And when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion and running to him fell upon his neck and kissed him. . . .

Context
Rejoicing in Trials
4And patience hath a perfect work: that you may be perfect and entire, failing in nothing. 5But if any of you want wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men abundantly and upbraideth not. And it shall be given him. 6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, which is moved and carried about by the wind.…
Cross References
1 Kings 3:9
Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, and discern between good and evil. For who shall be able to judge this people, thy people, which is so numerous?

Psalm 51:6
For behold thou hast loved truth: the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me.

Proverbs 2:6
He wilt keep the salvation of the righteous, and protect them that walk in simplicity,

Proverbs 3:6
Be not wise in thy own conceit: fear God, and depart from evil:

Proverbs 8:17
With me are riches and glory, glorious riches and justice.

Daniel 2:21
And he changeth times and ages: taketh away kingdoms, and establisheth them: giveth wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding:

Matthew 7:7
Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.

James 3:17
But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation.

Additional Translations
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask from God, the One giving generously to all and not finding fault, and it will be given to him.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

But if any one of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all freely and reproaches not, and it shall be given to him:

But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

If any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given to him.

And if any one of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask God for it, who gives with open hand to all men, and without upbraiding; and it will be given him.

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.

and if any of you do lack wisdom, let him ask from God, who is giving to all liberally, and not reproaching, and it shall be given to him;
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