James 4:17
Modern Translations
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.

Berean Study Bible
Anyone, then, who knows the right thing to do, yet fails to do it, is guilty of sin.

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

NASB 1995
Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

NASB 1977
Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do, and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Amplified Bible
So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin.

Christian Standard Bible
So it is sin to know the good and yet not do it.

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

Contemporary English Version
If you don't do what you know is right, you have sinned.

Good News Translation
So then, if we do not do the good we know we should do, we are guilty of sin.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever knows what is right but doesn't do it is sinning.

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

New King James Version
Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

New Heart English Bible
To him therefore who knows to do good, and does not do it, to him it is sin.

World English Bible
To him therefore who knows to do good, and doesn't do it, to him it is sin.

American King James Version
Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

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

A Faithful Version
Therefore, if anyone knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Darby Bible Translation
To him therefore who knows how to do good, and does 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Therefore, to him that knoweth howe to doe well, and doeth it not, to him it is sinne.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Therfore to hym that knoweth howe to do good, and doth it not, to hym it is sinne.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Therfore to him that knoweth how to do good, and doth it not, to him it is synne.

Tyndale Bible of 1526
Therfore to him that knoweth how to do good and doth it not to him it is synne.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
to him, then, knowing to do good, and not doing [it], it is sin to him.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore to the one knowing to do good, and not doing, it is sin.

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

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

Literal Emphasis Translation
To him knowing then to do good and not doing it, to him it is sin.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
To him therefore who knoweth to do good, and doth it not, to him it is sin.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Therefore, he who knows that he ought to do a good thing, and does not do it, for him it is a sin.

Translations from Aramaic
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whoever knows the good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Lamsa Bible
Therefore he who knows to do good, and does not do it, to him it is sin.

NT Translations
Anderson New Testament
Therefore, to him that knows how to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Godbey New Testament
Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Haweis New Testament
Therefore if a man knoweth how to act properly, and doth not, he is criminal.

Mace New Testament
he then that knows what is virtuous, and does not practise it, is a criminal.

Weymouth New Testament
If, however, a man knows what it is right to do and yet does not do it, he commits a sin.

Worrell New Testament
To him, therefore, who knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Worsley New Testament
To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doth it not, to him it is sin.








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