James 1:7

7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

James 1:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
ESV
7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
NLT
7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
MSG
7 Don't think you're going to get anything from the Master that way,
CSB
7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

James 1:7 Meaning and Commentary

James 1:7

For let not that man think
Imagine, conclude, or please himself with such thoughts,

that he shall receive anything from the Lord;
wisdom, or anything else, he is seeking after; for wanting faith, he has nothing to receive with; faith is the grace, which receives the Lord Jesus Christ himself, and all grace from him; which receives a justifying righteousness, pardon of sin, adoption of children, and even the everlasting inheritance, at least, the right unto it; wherefore those who have not faith, as the wavering man, cannot receive any thing.

James 1:7 In-Context

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position.