James 1:22
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New International Version
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

New Living Translation
But don't just listen to God's word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

English Standard Version
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Berean Study Bible
Be doers of the word, and not hearers only. Otherwise, you are deceiving yourselves.

Berean Literal Bible
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves,

New American Standard Bible
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

King James Bible
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

International Standard Version
Keep on being obedient to the word, and not merely being hearers who deceive themselves.

NET Bible
But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But be a doer of the word and not only a hearer, and do not deceive yourselves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do what God's word says. Don't merely listen to it, or you will fool yourselves.

New American Standard 1977
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

King James 2000 Bible
But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

American King James Version
But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

American Standard Version
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Darby Bible Translation
But be ye doers of [the] word and not hearers only, beguiling yourselves.

English Revised Version
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves.

Webster's Bible Translation
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Weymouth New Testament
But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves.

World English Bible
But be doers of the word, and not only hearers, deluding your own selves.

Young's Literal Translation
and become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:22-25 If we heard a sermon every day of the week, and an angel from heaven were the preacher, yet, if we rested in hearing only, it would never bring us to heaven. Mere hearers are self-deceivers; and self-deceit will be found the worst deceit at last. If we flatter ourselves, it is our own fault; the truth, as it is in Jesus, flatters no man. Let the word of truth be carefully attended to, and it will set before us the corruption of our nature, the disorders of our hearts and lives; and it will tell us plainly what we are. Our sins are the spots the law discovers: Christ's blood is the laver the gospel shows. But in vain do we hear God's word, and look into the gospel glass, if we go away, and forget our spots, instead of washing them off; and forget our remedy, instead of applying to it. This is the case with those who do not hear the word as they ought. In hearing the word, we look into it for counsel and direction, and when we study it, it turns to our spiritual life. Those who keep in the law and word of God, are, and shall be, blessed in all their ways. His gracious recompence hereafter, would be connected with his present peace and comfort. Every part of Divine revelation has its use, in bringing the sinner to Christ for salvation, and in directing and encouraging him to walk at liberty, by the Spirit of adoption, according to the holy commands of God. And mark the distinctness, it is not for his deeds, that any man is blessed, but in his deed. It is not talking, but walking, that will bring us to heaven. Christ will become more precious to the believer's soul, which by his grace will become more fitted for the inheritance of the saints in light.
Study Bible
Hearing and Doing
21Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and every expression of evil, and humbly receive the word planted in you, which can save your souls. 22Be doers of the word, and not hearers only. Otherwise, you are deceiving yourselves. 23For anyone who hears the word but does not carry it out is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror,…
Cross References
Jeremiah 11:6
And the LORD said to me, "Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, 'Hear the words of this covenant and do them.

Matthew 7:24
Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Luke 6:46
Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' but not do what I say?

Luke 6:47
I will show you what he is like who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them:

Romans 2:13
For it is not the hearers of the Law who are righteous before God, but it is the doers of the Law who will be declared righteous.

James 2:14
What good is it, my brothers, if someone claims to have faith, but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?

James 4:11
Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the Law and judges it. And if you judge the Law, you are not a practitioner of the Law, but a judge of it.
Treasury of Scripture

But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

be.

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Matthew 7:21-25 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom …

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

Luke 6:46-48 And why call you me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say…

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, …

Luke 12:47,48 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, …

John 13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.

Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers …

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are …

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord …

1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness …

3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He …

Revelation 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keeps the sayings of the …

deceiving.

James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, …

Isaiah 44:20 He feeds on ashes: a deceived heart has turned him aside, that he …

Obadiah 1:3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you that dwell in the clefts …

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise …

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Galatians 6:3,7 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he …

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and …

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count …

1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

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