James 1:8
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English Standard Version
he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

King James Bible
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

American Standard Version
a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A double minded man is inconstant in all his ways.

English Revised Version
a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man unsettled in his opinions is unstable in all his ways.

Weymouth New Testament
such a one is a man of two minds, undecided in every step he takes.

James 1:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

A double-minded man is unstable, etc

The A. V. puts this as an independent apophthegm, which is wrong. The sentence is a comment and enlargement upon that man. "Let not that man think," etc., "a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways." So Rev.

Double-minded (δίψυχος)

Peculiar to James, here and James 4:8. Not deceitful, but dubious and undecided.

Unstable (ἀκατάστατος)

Only here in New Testament. The kindred ἀκαταστασία, confusion, is found James 3:16, and elsewhere.

James 1:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.

1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, How long halt you between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal...

2 Kings 17:33,41 They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from there...

Isaiah 29:13 Why the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me...

Hosea 7:8-11 Ephraim, he has mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned...

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 6:22,24 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light...

2 Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls...

2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood...

Cross References
Psalm 119:113
I hate the double-minded, but I love your law.

James 1:7
For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;

James 4:8
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

2 Peter 2:14
They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!

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