James 1:25
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New International Version
But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it--not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it--they will be blessed in what they do.

New Living Translation
But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don't forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.

English Standard Version
But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

Berean Study Bible
But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom, and continues to do so--not being a forgetful hearer, but an effective doer--he will be blessed in what he does.

Berean Literal Bible
But the one having looked intently into the perfect law, that of freedom, and having continued in it, not having been a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work--this one will be blessed in his work.

New American Standard Bible
But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.

King James Bible
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but one who does good works--this person will be blessed in what he does.

International Standard Version
But the one who looks at the perfect law of freedom and remains committed to it—thereby demonstrating that he is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of what that law requires—will be blessed in what he does.

NET Bible
But the one who peers into the perfect law of liberty and fixes his attention there, and does not become a forgetful listener but one who lives it out--he will be blessed in what he does.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But everyone who gazes into The Perfect Law of Liberty and continues in it, he is not a hearer who heard what is forgotten, but is a doer of the works, and this one shall be blessed in his work.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, the person who continues to study God's perfect teachings that make people free and who remains committed to them will be blessed. People like that don't merely listen and forget; they actually do what God's teachings say.

New American Standard 1977
But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man shall be blessed in what he does.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But whosoever has looked attentively into the perfect law of liberty and has persevered in it, not being a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, the same shall be blessed in their deed.

King James 2000 Bible
But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues in it, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

American King James Version
But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

American Standard Version
But he that looketh into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and'so continueth, being not a hearer that forgetteth but a doer that worketh, this man shall be blessed in his doing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he that hath looked into the perfect law of liberty, and hath continued therein, not becoming a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Darby Bible Translation
But he that fixes his view on [the] perfect law, that of liberty, and abides in [it], being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of [the] work, he shall be blessed in his doing.

English Revised Version
But he that looketh into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and so continueth, being not a hearer that forgetteth, but a doer that worketh, this man shall be blessed in his doing.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he who looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth in it, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Weymouth New Testament
But he who looks closely into the perfect Law--the Law of freedom--and continues looking, he, being not a hearer who forgets, but an obedient doer, will as the result of his obedience be blessed.

World English Bible
But he who looks into the perfect law of freedom, and continues, not being a hearer who forgets, but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in what he does.

Young's Literal Translation
and he who did look into the perfect law -- that of liberty, and did continue there, this one -- not a forgetful hearer becoming, but a doer of work -- this one shall be happy in his doing.
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
24and after observing himself goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom, and continues to do so — not being a forgetful hearer, but an effective doer — he will be blessed in what he does. 26If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not bridle his tongue, he deceives his heart and his religion is worthless.…
Cross References
John 8:32
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

John 13:17
If you know these things, you will be blessed if you do 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.

Romans 8:2
For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Galatians 2:4
This issue arose because some false brothers were brought in under false pretenses to spy on our freedom in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us.

Galatians 6:2
Carry one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the Law of Christ.

James 1:24
and after observing himself goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

James 2:12
Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the Law that gives freedom.

1 Peter 2:16
Live in freedom, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.
Treasury of Scripture

But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

looketh.

Proverbs 14:15 The simple believes every word: but the prudent man looks well to his going.

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this …

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. …

Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any …

the perfect.

James 2:12 So speak you, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

Psalm 19:7-10 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony …

Psalm 119:32,45,96-105 I will run the way of your commandments, when you shall enlarge my heart…

Romans 7:12,22,23 Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good…

liberty.

John 8:32,36 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free…

Romans 8:15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but …

2 Corinthians 3:17,18 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, …

Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us …

1 Peter 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, …

and.

1 Samuel 12:14 If you will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and …

John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue …

John 15:9,10 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue you in my love…

Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, …

Acts 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious …

Acts 26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue to this day, witnessing …

Romans 2:7,8 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

Romans 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which …

Colossians 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved …

1 Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue …

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for …

1 John 2:24 Let that therefore abide in you, which you have heard from the beginning…

a forgetful.

James 1:23,24 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like to …

this.

Psalm 19:11 Moreover by them is your servant warned: and in keeping of them there …

Psalm 106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that does righteousness …

Psalm 119:2,3 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with …

Luke 6:47 Whoever comes to me, and hears my sayings, and does them, I will …

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

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

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always …

Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write, Blessed are …

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right …

deed. or, doing.

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