My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations;…
An iron railway-bridge is no stronger after its strength has been tried by running a dozen heavy trains over it than it was before. A gunbarrel is no stronger when it comes from the proof-house, and has had its strength tried by being fired with four or five times its proper charge, than it was before. But according to James, the "trials" which test our faith strengthen it; the "temptations" which assault our integrity confirm it.
(R. W. Dale, LL. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;