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JAMES 1:15

Victor M. Eskew


Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin:  and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.


1.    Lust

A.   Strong (1939):  a longing (especially for what is forbidden)

B.    Thayer:  desire, craving, longing, desire for what is forbidden, lust

C.   Vine:  a strong desire of any kind…evil desires which are ready to express themselves in bodily activity…the natural tendency towards things evil


2.    Hath conceived

A.   Strong (4815):  to clasp, that is, seize (arrest, capture); specifically to conceive

B.    Thayer:  to conceive…metaphorically of lust whose impulses man indulges

C.   Vine:  lit., to take together…to conceive…metaphorically, of the impulse of lust in the human heart, enticing to sin


3.    Sin

A.   Strong (264):  sin, to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize)…to err…to sin

B.    Thayer:  to be without share in, to miss the mark, to err, to be mistaken, to wander from the law of God, violate God’s law, sin

C.   Vine:  lit., a missing of the mark, a governing principle or power personified


4.    Bringeth forth

A.   Strong (5088):  to produce

B.    Thayer:  to being forth, bear, produce

C.   Vine:  to beget, “bring forth”


5.    Death

A.   Strong (2288):  death

B.    Thayer:  In the widest sense, death comprising all the miseries arising from sin, as well as physical death as the loss of life consecrated to God and blessed in him on earth, to be followed by wretchedness in hell

C.   Vine:  the separation of man from God…conscience existence in separation from God