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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - James 2:7


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    King James Bible - James 2:7

    Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

    World English Bible

    Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?

    Douay-Rheims - James 2:7

    Do not they blaspheme the good name that is invoked upon you?

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Do they not blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (7) -
    Ps 73:7-9 Mt 12:24; 27:63 Lu 22:64,65 Ac 26:11 1Ti 1:13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 2:7

    ¿No blasfeman ellos el buen nombre que es invocado sobre vosotros?

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - James 2:7

    Verse 7.
    Blaspheme that worthy name] They took every occasion to asperse the Christian name and the Christian faith, and have been, from the beginning to the present day, famous for their blasphemies against Christ and his religion. It is evident that these were Jews of whom St. James speaks; no Christians in these early times could have acted the part here mentioned.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 7. Do they not
    blaspheme that worthy name , etc.] Of Christ, or Christians; by the which ye are called ? and which, as before, may design either unbelieving rich men, whether among Jews, or Gentiles, who blasphemed and cursed the name of Christ, and compelled others to do so likewise; or such who professed the Christian religion, who by their supercilious and disdainful treatment of their poor brethren, and by their dragging of them to the tribunals of the Heathens, and distressing them with vexatious law suits there, caused the name of Christ, after which they were called Christians, to be blasphemed and evil spoken of, among the Gentiles.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-13 - Those who profess
    faith in Christ as the Lord of glory, must no respect persons on account of mere outward circumstances an appearances, in a manner not agreeing with their profession of being disciples of the lowly Jesus. St. James does not here encourag rudeness or disorder: civil respect must be paid; but never such as to influence the proceedings of Christians in disposing of the offices of the church of Christ, or in passing the censures of the church, or in any matter of religion. Questioning ourselves is of great use in ever part of the holy life. Let us be more frequent in this, and in ever thing take occasion to discourse with our souls. As places of worshi cannot be built or maintained without expense, it may be proper tha those who contribute thereto should be accommodated accordingly; but were all persons more spiritually-minded, the poor would be treate with more attention that usually is the case in worshippin congregations. A lowly state is most favourable for inward peace and for growth in holiness. God would give to all believers riches an honours of this world, if these would do them good, seeing that he ha chosen them to be rich in faith, and made them heirs of his kingdom which he promised to bestow on all who love him. Consider how ofte riches lead to vice and mischief, and what great reproaches are throw upon God and religion, by men of wealth, power, and worldly greatness and it will make this sin appear very sinful and foolish. The Scriptur gives as a law, to love our neighbour as ourselves. This law is a roya law, it comes from the King of kings; and if Christians act unjustly they are convicted by the law as transgressors. To think that our goo deeds will atone for our bad deeds, plainly puts us upon looking for another atonement. According to the covenant of works, one breach of any one command brings a man under condemnation, from which n obedience, past, present, or future, can deliver him. This shows us the happiness of those that are in Christ. We may serve him without slavis fear. God's restraints are not a bondage, but our own corruptions ar so. The doom passed upon impenitent sinners at last, will be judgmen without mercy. But God deems it his glory and joy, to pardon and bles those who might justly be condemned at his tribunal; and his grac teaches those who partake of his mercy, to copy it in their conduct.


    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    7. They (autoi). Emphatic. "Is it not they who
    blaspheme?" Worthy (kalon). Rev., better, because stronger, honorable. By this epithet the disgracefulness of the blasphemy is emphasized.

    By the which ye are called (to epiklhqen ef umav). Lit., which is called upon you; the name of Christ, invoked in baptism. The phrase is an Old-Testament one. See Deut. xxviii. 10, where the Septuagint reads that the name of the Lord has been called upon thee. Also, 2 Chronicles vii. 14; Isa. iv. 1. Compare Acts xv. 17.



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