New Living Translation
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.
King James Bible
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Darby Bible Translation
Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various temptations,
World English Bible
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations,
Young's Literal Translation
All joy count it, my brethren, when ye may fall into temptations manifold;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:2 My brethren, count it all joy - Which is the highest degree of patience, and contains all the rest. When ye fall into divers temptations - That is, trials.
"Let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." James 1:4. 1. "My brethren," says the Apostle in the preceding verse, "count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations." At first view, this may appear a strange direction; seeing most temptations are, "for the present, not joyous, but grievous." Nevertheless ye know by your own experience, that "the trial of your faith worketh patience:" And if "patience have its perfect work, ye shall be perfect and …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers
All Joy in all Trials
Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
So don't be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.
1 Peter 1:6
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.
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