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James 1

James 1:20 KJV (With Strong’s)

gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
the wrath
orge (Greek #3709)
properly, desire (as a reaching forth or excitement of the mind), i.e. (by analogy), violent passion (ire, or (justifiable) abhorrence); by implication punishment
KJV usage: anger, indignation, vengeance, wrath.
Pronounce: or-gay'
Origin: from 3713
of man
aner (Greek #435)
a man (properly as an individual male)
KJV usage: fellow, husband, man, sir.
Pronounce: an'-ayr
Origin: a primary word (compare 444)
katergazomai (Greek #2716)
to work fully, i.e. accomplish; by implication, to finish, fashion
KJV usage: cause, to (deed), perform, work (out).
Pronounce: kat-er-gad'-zom-ahee
Origin: from 2596 and 2038
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
the righteousness
dikaiosune (Greek #1343)
equity (of character or act); specially (Christian) justification
KJV usage: righteousness.
Pronounce: dik-ah-yos-oo'-nay
Origin: from 1342
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

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Ministry on This Verse

 The wrath of man does not lead to the righteousness of God or to conduct consistent with godliness. Wherefore we are exhorted to lay aside the filthiness of the flesh and the abounding wickedness of the heart, which manifests itself by hasty words and unrighteous anger. (The Practical Christian Life: James 1 by H. Smith)
 A believer of godly life who pays great heed to God’s word and only speaks with consideration and prayer, and yet his opinion is equally turned aside! Well, let him be slow to wrath for if it be merely man’s anger it accomplishes nothing that is right in God’s sight. (James 1 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

for man’s wrath does not worke God’s righteousness.

JND Translation Notes

"Work out as an effect," as ver. 3. see Rom. 7.13.

W. Kelly Translation

for man’s wratha worketh not God’s righteousness.

WK Translation Notes

The anarthrous form is ill reflected in the RV as in the KJV.