JAMES 1:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”

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James 1:12 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Blessed Μακάριος Supremely blest; by extension, fortunate, well off Blessed
is (No Greek definition. English implied.)
the man ἀνὴρ A man (properly as an individual male) man
that ὃς The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that that
endureth ὑπομένει To stay under (behind), i.e., remain; figuratively, to undergo, i.e., bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere endureth
temptation: πειρασμόν A putting to proof (by experiment (of good), experience (of evil), solicitation, discipline or provocation); by implication, adversity temptation
for ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because for
when he is γενόμενος To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) when he is
tried, δόκιμος Properly, acceptable (current after assayal), i.e., approved tried
he shall receive λήψεταί To take. While G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove. receive
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
crown στέφανον A chaplet (as a badge of royalty, a prize in the public games or a symbol of honor generally; but more conspicuous and elaborate than the simple fillet, G1238), literally or figuratively crown
of ζωῆς Life (literally or figuratively) of
life, ζωῆς Life (literally or figuratively) life
which ὃν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Lord Κύριος Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
hath promised ἐπηγγείλατο To announce upon (reflexively), i.e., (by implication) to engage to do something, to assert something respecting oneself promised
to that ἀγαπῶσιν To love (in a social or moral sense) to that
them τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) them
love ἀγαπῶσιν To love (in a social or moral sense) love
him. αὐτόν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him

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  • 10  But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

  • 11  For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

  • 12  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

  • 13  Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

  • 14  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.




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