James 4:17
Strong's Lexicon
Therefore,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

whoever
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

knows
εἰδότι (eidoti)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

[the] right thing
καλὸν (kalon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

to do,
ποιεῖν (poiein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

yet
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

fails
μὴ ()
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

to do [it],
ποιοῦντι (poiounti)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

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

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
So it is a sin for the person who knows to do what is good and doesn’t do it.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, to one who knows [the] right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

King James Bible
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth [it] not, to him it is sin.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn't do it, it is sin for them.

New Living Translation
Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.

English Standard Version
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

King James Bible
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So it is a sin for the person who knows to do what is good and doesn't do it.

International Standard Version
Therefore, anyone who knows what is right but fails to do it is guilty of sin.

NET Bible
So whoever knows what is good to do and does not do it is guilty of sin.

American Standard Version
To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

English Revised Version
To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Young's Literal Translation
to him, then, knowing to do good, and not doing, sin it is to him.






Cross References
Luke 12:47
And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

John 9:41
Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

2 Peter 2:21
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

James 1:1
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

James 4:16
But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

James 4:15
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

James 4:14
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

James 5:1
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

James 5:2
Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.

James 5:3
Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
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