James 1:15
New International Version
Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

New Living Translation
These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.

English Standard Version
Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

Berean Study Bible
Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.

Berean Literal Bible
Then desire having conceived, gives birth to sin; and sin having become fully grown, brings forth death.

New American Standard Bible
Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.

King James Bible
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Christian Standard Bible
Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death.

Contemporary English Version
Our desires make us sin, and when sin is finished with us, it leaves us dead.

Good News Translation
Then our evil desires conceive and give birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death.

International Standard Version
When that desire becomes pregnant, it gives birth to sin; and when that sin grows up, it gives birth to death.

NET Bible
Then when desire conceives, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death.

New Heart English Bible
Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin; and the sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And this desire becomes pregnant and gives birth to sin, but sin, when it has matured, gives birth to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then desire becomes pregnant and gives birth to sin. When sin grows up, it gives birth to death.

New American Standard 1977
Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.

King James 2000 Bible
Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.

American King James Version
Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.

American Standard Version
Then the lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin: and the sin, when it is fullgrown, bringeth forth death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then when concupiscence hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin. But sin, when it is completed, begetteth death.

Darby Bible Translation
then lust, having conceived, gives birth to sin; but sin fully completed brings forth death.

English Revised Version
Then the lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin: and the sin, when it is fullgrown, bringeth forth death.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the passion conceives, and becomes the parent of sin; and sin, when fully matured, gives birth to death.

World English Bible
Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin; and the sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death.

Young's Literal Translation
afterward the desire having conceived, doth give birth to sin, and the sin having been perfected, doth bring forth death.
Study Bible
Good and Perfect Gifts
14But each one is tempted when by his own evil desires he is lured away and enticed. 15Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death. 16Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.…
Cross References
Genesis 2:17
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in the day that you eat of it, you will surely die."

Genesis 3:6
When the woman saw that the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eyes, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom, she took the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, and he ate it.

2 Samuel 11:4
Then David sent messengers to get her, and when she came to him, he slept with her. (Now she had just purified herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned home.

Job 15:35
They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb prepares deceit."

Psalm 7:14
Behold, the wicked man travails with evil; he conceives trouble and births falsehood.

Proverbs 11:19
Genuine righteousness leads to life, but the pursuit of evil brings death.

Isaiah 33:11
You conceive chaff; you give birth to stubble. Your breath is a fire that will consume you.

Isaiah 59:4
No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case honestly. They rely on empty pleas; they tell lies; they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.

Matthew 5:28
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Romans 5:12
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death was passed on to all men, because all sinned.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

James 1:14
But each one is tempted when by his own evil desires he is lured away and enticed.

James 1:18
He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of His creation.

Treasury of Scripture

Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.

when.

Genesis 3:6
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Genesis 4:5-8
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell…

Job 15:35
They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.

sin, when.

Genesis 2:17
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 3:17-19
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; …

Psalm 9:17
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.







Lexicon
Then
εἶτα (eita)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1534: A particle of succession, then, moreover.

[after] desire
ἐπιθυμία (epithymia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1939: Desire, eagerness for, inordinate desire, lust. From epithumeo; a longing.

has conceived,
συλλαβοῦσα (syllabousa)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4815: From sun and lambano; to clasp, i.e. Seize; specially, to conceive; by implication, to aid.

it gives birth to
τίκτει (tiktei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5088: A strengthened form of a primary teko tek'-o; to produce, literally or figuratively.

sin;
ἁμαρτίαν (hamartian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 266: From hamartano; a sin.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

sin,
ἁμαρτία (hamartia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 266: From hamartano; a sin.

when it is fully grown,
ἀποτελεσθεῖσα (apotelestheisa)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 658: To complete, accomplish, form fully, perfect, bring to maturity. From apo and teleo; to complete entirely, i.e. Consummate.

gives birth to
ἀποκύει (apokyei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 616: From apo and the base of kuma; to breed forth, i.e. to generate.

death.
θάνατον (thanaton)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.
(15) Then when lust have conceived. . . .--Then come the downward steps of ruin--Lust, having conceived, bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. The image well depicts the repellent subject. The small beginning, from some vain delight or worldly lust and pleasure; next from the vile embrace, as of an harlot--sin, growing in all its rank luxuriance, until it bear and engender, horribly, of itself, its deadly child. The word of parturition is frightful in the sense it would convey, as of some monstrous deformity, a hideous progeny ten-fold more cursed than its begetter.

The one effect of sin, more especially that of the flesh here alluded to, must be Death. The act itself is mortiferous, the result inevitable; just as much so, and as naturally, as the work of poison on the body. There are antidotes for both, but they must be given in time; the door of mercy stands not always open, nor will the "fountain opened . . . for sin and uncleanness" (Zechariah 13:1) flow on for ever. "Because," says the Wisdom of God (Proverbs 1:24-26), "I have called, and ye refused . . . I also will laugh at your calamity." "The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23), and their paymaster is the devil.

Verse 15 shows where temptation passes into sin. Ἐπιθυμία, lust, is clearly not in itself "true and proper sin," but it is no less clear that, as our Article IX. says it "hath of itself the nature of sin." With this whole passage we should compare St. Paul's teaching on ἐπιθυμία, ἀμαρτιὰ, and θανατός, in Romans 7:7-11. Ἀποκύειν occurs only here and in ver. 18; translate, gendereth. 1:12-18 It is not every man who suffers, that is blessed; but he who with patience and constancy goes through all difficulties in the way of duty. Afflictions cannot make us miserable, if it be not our own fault. The tried Christian shall be a crowned one. The crown of life is promised to all who have the love of God reigning in their hearts. Every soul that truly loves God, shall have its trials in this world fully recompensed in that world above, where love is made perfect. The commands of God, and the dealings of his providence, try men's hearts, and show the dispositions which prevail in them. But nothing sinful in the heart or conduct can be ascribed to God. He is not the author of the dross, though his fiery trial exposes it. Those who lay the blame of sin, either upon their constitution, or upon their condition in the world, or pretend they cannot keep from sinning, wrong God as if he were the author of sin. Afflictions, as sent by God, are designed to draw out our graces, but not our corruptions. The origin of evil and temptation is in our own hearts. Stop the beginnings of sin, or all the evils that follow must be wholly charged upon us. God has no pleasure in the death of men, as he has no hand in their sin; but both sin and misery are owing to themselves. As the sun is the same in nature and influences, though the earth and clouds, often coming between, make it seem to us to vary, so God is unchangeable, and our changes and shadows are not from any changes or alterations in him. What the sun is in nature, God is in grace, providence, and glory; and infinitely more. As every good gift is from God, so particularly our being born again, and all its holy, happy consequences come from him. A true Christian becomes as different a person from what he was before the renewing influences of Divine grace, as if he were formed over again. We should devote all our faculties to God's service, that we may be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.
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