James: Chapter 02

The Epistle of James. The 2nd Chapter
Ver.
Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
2:1 My brethren, do not ye have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory, in acception of persons. Brethren have not the faith of our lord Jesus Christ the lord of glory in respect of persons. My brethren, have not the faith of our glorious Lord Jesus Christ in respect of persons. My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
2:2 Forsooth if there shall enter into your covent a man having a gold ring, in white cloth, forsooth and a poor man shall enter in foul habit, If there come into your company a man with a golden ring, and in goodly apparel and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment, For if there come into your company a man with a gold ring, and in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment, For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man, in vile raiment:
2:3 and ye behold into him that is clothed with clear clothing, and if ye say to him, Sit thou here well; but to the poor man ye say, Stand thou there, or sit under the stool of my feet; and ye have a respect to him that weareth the gay clothing and say unto him: Sit thou here in a good place: and say unto the poor, stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: And ye have a respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place, & say unto the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool, And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place: and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
2:4 whether ye deem not with yourselves, and be made doomsmen of wicked thoughts? are ye not even partial in yourselves, and have judged after evil thoughts? Are ye not partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
2:5 Hear ye, my most dear-worthy brethren, whether God chose not poor men in this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, that God promised to men that love him? Hearken my dear beloved brethren, hath not God chosen the poor of this world, which are rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he promised to them that love him? Hearken my beloved brethren, hath not God chosen the poor of this world, that they should be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him? Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he hath promised to them that love him?
2:6 But ye have despised the poor man. Whether rich men oppress not you by power, and draw you to dooms? But ye have despised the poor. Are not the rich they which oppress you: and they which draw you before judges? But ye have despised the poor. Do not the rich oppress you by tyranny, and do not they draw you before the judgement seats? But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the Judgement seats?
2:7 Whether they blaspheme not the good name, that is in-called of you? Do not they speak evil of that good name that is called on over you? Do not they blaspheme the worthy Name after which ye be named? Do not they blaspheme that worthy Name, by the which ye are called?
2:8 Nevertheless if ye perform the king’s law, after scriptures, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well. If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture which saith: Thou shalt love thine neighbour as thyself, ye do well: But if ye fulfil the royal Law according to the Scripture, which saith, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well. If ye fulfil the royal Law, according to the Scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.
2:9 But if ye take persons, ye work sin, and be reproved of the law, as transgressors. but if ye regard one person more than another, ye commit sin, and are rebuked of the law as transgressors. But if ye regard the persons, ye commit sin, and are rebuked of the Law, as transgressors. But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the Law, as transgressors.
2:10 Forsooth whoever shall keep all the law, soothly offend in one, he is made guilty of all. Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet fail in one point, he is guilty in all. For whosoever shall keep the whole Law, and yet faileth in one point, he is guilty of all. For whosoever shall keep the whole Law, & yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
2:11 For he that said, Thou shalt not do lechery, said also, Thou shalt not slay; that if thou doest no lechery, but thou slayest, thou art made a trespasser of the law. For he that said: Thou shalt not commit fornication, said also: thou shalt not kill. Though thou shalt do no fornication, yet if thou kill, thou art a transgressor of the law. For he that said, Thou shalt not commit adultery, said also, Thou shalt not kill. Now though thou doest none adultery, yet if thou killest, thou art a transgressor of the Law. For he that said, Do not commit adultery; said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the Law.
2:12 Thus speak ye, and thus do ye, as beginning to be deemed by the law of freedom. So speak ye, and so do as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the Law of liberty. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the Law of liberty.
2:13 For why doom without mercy is to him, that doeth no mercy; but mercy above raiseth doom. For there shall be judgement merciless to him that sheweth no mercy, and mercy rejoiceth against judgement: For there shall be judgement merciless to him that sheweth no mercy, & mercy rejoiceth against judgement. For he shall have judgement without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy, & mercy rejoiceth against judgement.
2:14 My brethren, what shall it profit, if any man say that he hath faith, but he hath not works? whether faith shall be able to save him? What availeth it my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, when he hath no deeds? Can faith save him? What availeth it, my brethren, though a man saith he hath faith, when he hath no works? can the faith save him? What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
2:15 And if a brother or sister be naked, and have need of each day’s lifelode, If a brother or a sister be naked or destitute of daily food, For if a brother or a sister be naked and destitute of daily food, If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
2:16 and if any of you say to them, Go in peace, be ye made hot, and be ye filled; but if ye give not to them those things that be necessary to the body, what shall it profit? and one of you say unto them: Depart in peace, God send you warmness and food: notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body: what helpeth it them? And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace: warm yourselves, and fill your bellies, notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body, what helpeth it? And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be you warmed & filled: notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body: what doth it profit?
2:17 So also faith, if it hath not works, is dead in itself. Even so faith, if it have no deeds is dead in itself. Even so the faith, if it have no works, is dead in itself. Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead being alone.
2:18 But some man shall say, Thou hast faith, and I have works; shew thou me thy faith without works, and I shall shew to thee my faith of works. But one shall say: Thou hast faith, and I have deeds: Shew me thy faith by thy deeds: and I will shew thee my faith by my deeds. But some man might say, Thou hast the faith, & I have works: shew me thy faith out of thy works, & I will shew thee my faith by my works. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
2:19 Thou believest, that one God is; thou doest well; and devils believe, and together tremble. Believest thou that there is one god? Thou doest well. The devils also believe and tremble. Thou believest that there is one God: thou doest well: the devils also believe it, & tremble. Thou believest that there is one God, thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
2:20 But wilt thou know, thou vain man, that faith without works is idle? Wilt thou understand o thou vain man, that faith without deeds is dead? But wilt thou understand, o thou vain man, that the faith which is without works, is dead? But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
2:21 Abraham, our father, whether he was not justified of works, offering Isaac, his son, on the altar? Was not Abraham our father justified of his deeds when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Was not Abraham our father justified through works, when he offered Isaac his son upon the Altar? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
2:22 Therefore thou seest, that faith wrought with his works, and his faith was fulfilled of works. Thou seest how that faith wrought with in his deeds, and through the deeds was the faith made perfect. Seest thou not that the faith wrought with his works? & through the works was the faith made perfect. Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
2:23 And the scripture is fulfilled, saying, Abraham believed to God, and it was reckoned to him to rightwiseness, and he was called the friend of God. And the scripture was fulfilled which saith: Abraham believed god, and it was reputed unto him for rightwiseness: and he was called the friend of God. And the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: & he was called the friend of God. And the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the friend of God.
2:24 Ye see that a man is justified of works, and not of faith only. Ye see then how that of deeds a man is justified, and not of faith only. Ye see then how that of works a man is justified, and not of faith only. Ye see then, how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
2:25 In like manner, whether also Rahab, the whore, was not justified of works, and received the messengers, and sent them out by another way? Likewise also was not Raab the harlot justified when she received the messengers, and sent them out another way? Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified through works, when she had received the messengers, and sent them out another way? Likewise also, was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
2:26 For as the body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. For as the body, without the spirit is dead, even so faith without deeds is dead. For as the body without the spirit is dead, even so the faith without works is dead. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
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