New Living Translation
Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
King James Bible
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Darby Bible Translation
he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
World English Bible
He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
Young's Literal Translation
a two-souled man is unstable in all his ways.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:8 A doubleminded man - Who has, as it were, two souls; whose heart is not simply given up to God. Is unstable - Being without the true wisdom; perpetually disagrees both with himself and others, James 3:16.
"Let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." James 1:4. 1. "My brethren," says the Apostle in the preceding verse, "count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations." At first view, this may appear a strange direction; seeing most temptations are, "for the present, not joyous, but grievous." Nevertheless ye know by your own experience, that "the trial of your faith worketh patience:" And if "patience have its perfect work, ye shall be perfect and …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers
All Joy in all Trials
I hate those with divided loyalties, but I love your instructions.
Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.
2 Peter 2:14
They commit adultery with their eyes, and their desire for sin is never satisfied. They lure unstable people into sin, and they are well trained in greed. They live under God's curse.
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