James 1:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
James
Iakobos (Greek #2385)
Jacobus, the name of three Israelites
KJV usage: James.
Pronounce: ee-ak'-o-bos
Origin: the same as 2384 Graecized
, a servant
doulos (Greek #1401)
a slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency)
KJV usage: bond(-man), servant.
Pronounce: doo'-los
Origin: from 1210
b of God
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
of the Lord
kurios (Greek #2962)
supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title)
KJV usage: God, Lord, master, Sir.
Pronounce: koo'-ree-os
Origin: from κῦρος (supremacy)
Jesus
Iesous (Greek #2424)
Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites
KJV usage: Jesus.
Pronounce: ee-ay-sooce'
Origin: of Hebrew origin (03091)
Christ
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548
, to the
phule (Greek #5443)
an offshoot, i.e. race or clan
KJV usage: kindred, tribe.
Pronounce: foo-lay'
Origin: from 5453 (compare 5444)
twelve
dodeka (Greek #1427)
two and ten, i.e. a dozen
KJV usage: twelve.
Pronounce: do'-dek-ah
Origin: from 1417 and 1176
c tribes
phule (Greek #5443)
an offshoot, i.e. race or clan
KJV usage: kindred, tribe.
Pronounce: foo-lay'
Origin: from 5453 (compare 5444)
which are
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
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en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
scatteredd abroad
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
diaspora (Greek #1290)
dispersion, i.e. (specially and concretely) the (converted) Israelite resident in Gentile countries
KJV usage: (which are) scattered (abroad).
Pronounce: dee-as-por-ah'
Origin: from 1289
, greeting
chairo (Greek #5463)
to be "cheer"ful, i.e. calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation (on meeting or parting), be well
KJV usage: farewell, be glad, God speed, greeting, hall, joy(- fully), rejoice.
Pronounce: khah'-ee-ro
Origin: a primary verb
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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1-4:  We are to rejoice under the cross;
5-12:  to ask patience of God;
13-18:  and in our trials not to impute our weakness, or sins, to him,
19-25:  but rather to hearken to the word, to meditate on it, and to do thereafter.
26-27:  Otherwise men may seem, but never be, truly religious.
James.
Matt. 10:3• 3Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus; (Matt. 10:3)
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Matt. 13:55• 55Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? (Matt. 13:55)
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Mark 3:18• 18And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Canaanite, (Mark 3:18)
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Luke 6:15• 15Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon called Zelotes, (Luke 6:15)
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Acts 1:13• 13And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. (Acts 1:13)
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Acts 12:17• 17But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go show these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place. (Acts 12:17)
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Acts 15:13• 13And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: (Acts 15:13)
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Acts 21:18• 18And the day following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present. (Acts 21:18)
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Gal. 1:19• 19But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother. (Gal. 1:19)
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Gal. 2:9,12• 9And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
12For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
(Gal. 2:9,12)
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Jude 1• 1Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: (Jude 1)
a servant.
to.
Ex. 24:4• 4And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. (Ex. 24:4)
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Ex. 28:21• 21And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes. (Ex. 28:21)
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Ex. 39:14• 14And the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, every one with his name, according to the twelve tribes. (Ex. 39:14)
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1 Kings 18:31• 31And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall be thy name: (1 Kings 18:31)
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Ezra 6:17• 17And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for all Israel, twelve he goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel. (Ezra 6:17)
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Matt. 19:28• 28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (Matt. 19:28)
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Acts 26:7• 7Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews. (Acts 26:7)
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Rev. 7:4• 4And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. (Rev. 7:4)
scattered.
Lv. 26:33• 33And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste. (Lv. 26:33)
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Deut. 4:27• 27And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you. (Deut. 4:27)
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Deut. 28:64• 64And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone. (Deut. 28:64)
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Deut. 30:3• 3That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee. (Deut. 30:3)
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Deut. 32:26• 26I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: (Deut. 32:26)
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Esther 3:8• 8And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them. (Esther 3:8)
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Ezek. 12:15• 15And they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall scatter them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries. (Ezek. 12:15)
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John 7:35• 35Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? (John 7:35)
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Acts 2:5• 5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. (Acts 2:5)
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Acts 8:1• 1And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. (Acts 8:1)
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Acts 15:21• 21For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day. (Acts 15:21)
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1 Peter 1:1• 1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, (1 Peter 1:1)
greeting.
 It is probably right to assume that this is the James who took a leading place among the Jewish believers at Jerusalem (Acts 12:17; 15:13; 21:18; Gal. 2:12). He would thus be specially fitted to address an epistle to the twelve tribes of the dispersion. (Introduction by H. Smith)
 we hear of "many thousands of Jews" which believed and were "all zealous of the law" and who, apparently, had not even given up the sacrifices and offerings and Jewish customs (Acts 2:46; 3:1; 6:7; 15:5; 21:20). (Introduction by H. Smith)
 true Christians find themselves in the midst of a vast profession which, like the twelve tribes, is not heathen but professes to own the true God. For this reason the epistle that met the first phase of Christianity has a very special application to its last phase. (Introduction by H. Smith)
 In chapter 1 there is set before us the practical Christian life. In chapter 2 the practical life is presented as the proof of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. In chapters 3 and 4 seven different evils are passed before us which characterize the vast profession and into which the true Christian can easily fall but for the grace of the Spirit of God. In chapter 5 the apostle contrasts the condition of the professing mass with that of God's suffering people, and presents the coming of the Lord in relation to both classes. (Introduction by H. Smith)

J. N. Darby Translation

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James, bondman of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are in the dispersion, greeting.

W. Kelly Translation

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aJames, bondman of God and of [the] Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes that [are] in the dispersion, greeting.

WK Translation Notes

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[whole verse]... in: [The RV] has neither the closeness of a literal rendering, nor the freedom of the Authorized Version. If we are to adhere to the letter, it is in, not "of," the dispersion. (Bible Treasury 14:62)