James 1:20
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
for the angerὀργὴ
(orgē)
3709: impulse, wratha prim. word
of manἀνδρὸς
(andros)
435: a mana prim. word
does not achieveἐργάζεται
(ergazetai)
2038b: to work, laborfrom ergon
the righteousnessδικαιοσύνην
(dikaiosunēn)
1343: righteousness, justicefrom dikaios
of God.θεοῦ
(theou)
2316: God, a godof uncertain origin









KJV Lexicon
οργη  noun - nominative singular feminine
orge  or-gay':  desire (as a reaching forth or excitement of the mind), i.e. (by analogy), violent passion (ire, or (justifiable) abhorrence); by implication punishment
γαρ  conjunction
gar  gar:  assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
ανδρος  noun - genitive singular masculine
aner  an'-ayr:  a man (properly as an individual male) -- fellow, husband, man, sir.
δικαιοσυνην  noun - accusative singular feminine
dikaiosune  dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay:  equity (of character or act); specially (Christian) justification -- righteousness.
θεου  noun - genitive singular masculine
theos  theh'-os:  a deity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very -- exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
ου  particle - nominative
ou  oo:  no or not -- + long, nay, neither, never, no (man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but.
κατεργαζεται  verb - present middle or passive deponent indicative - third person singular
katergazomai  kat-er-gad'-zom-ahee:  to work fully, i.e. accomplish; by implication, to finish, fashion -- cause, to (deed), perform, work (out).
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

King James Bible
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for man's anger does not accomplish God's righteousness.

International Standard Version
For human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

NET Bible
For human anger does not accomplish God's righteousness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the rage of man does not perform the righteousness of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
An angry person doesn't do what God approves of.

King James 2000 Bible
For the anger of man works not the righteousness of God.
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