English Standard Version
For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.
King James Bible
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Darby Bible Translation
(for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
World English Bible
For it isn't the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be justified
Young's Literal Translation
for not the hearers of the law are righteous before God, but the doers of the law shall be declared righteous: --
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Like the Jews, who heard it regularly in the synagogues. Only here in Paul. Three times in James. It brings out, better than the participle οἱ ἀκούοντες those that hear, the characteristic feature; those whose business is hearing.
LibraryThe Circumcision of the Heart
"Circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter." Romans 2:29. 1. It is the melancholy remark of an excellent man, that he who now preaches the most essential duties of Christianity, runs the hazard of being esteemed, by a great part of his hearers, "a setter forth of new doctrines." Most men have so lived away the substance of that religion, the profession whereof they still retain, that no sooner are any of those truths proposed which difference the Spirit of Christ from …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
"Hear the Word of the Lord, Ye Rulers of Sodom, Give Ear unto the Law of Our God, Ye People of Gomorrah,"
Though in Order to Establish this Suitable Difference Between the Fruits or Effects of virtue and vice,
But Now, that as Bearing with the Infirmity of Men He did This...
And the LORD said to me, "Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: Hear the words of this covenant and do them.
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
For circumcision indeed is of value if you obey the law, but if you break the law, your circumcision becomes uncircumcision.
1 Corinthians 4:4
For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
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