James 2:6
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New International Version
But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?

New Living Translation
But you dishonor the poor! Isn't it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court?

English Standard Version
But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court?

Berean Study Bible
But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you and drag you into court?

Berean Literal Bible
But you have dishonored the poor. Are not the rich oppressing you and they dragging you into court?

New American Standard Bible
But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court?

King James Bible
But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet you dishonored that poor man. Don't the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?

International Standard Version
But you have humiliated the man who is poor. Are not rich people the ones who oppress you and drag you into court?

NET Bible
But you have dishonored the poor! Are not the rich oppressing you and dragging you into the courts?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you have despised the poor. Behold, do not the rich have dominion over you and drag you to court?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet, you show no respect to poor people. Don't rich people oppress you and drag you into court?

New American Standard 1977
But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court?

Jubilee Bible 2000
But ye have despised the poor. Do not the rich oppress you with tyranny and draw you with violence to the courts?

King James 2000 Bible
But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judges?

American King James Version
But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

American Standard Version
But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and themselves drag you before the judgment-seats?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But you have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you by might? and do not they draw you before the judgment seats?

Darby Bible Translation
But ye have despised the poor [man]. Do not the rich oppress you, and [do not] they drag you before [the] tribunals?

English Revised Version
But ye have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and themselves drag you before the judgment-seats?

Webster's Bible Translation
But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment-seats?

Weymouth New Testament
But *you* have put dishonour upon the poor man. Yet is it not the rich who grind you down? Are not they the very people who drag you into the Law courts? --

World English Bible
But you have dishonored the poor man. Don't the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts?

Young's Literal Translation
and ye did dishonour the poor one; do not the rich oppress you and themselves draw you to judgment-seats;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-13 Those who profess faith in Christ as the Lord of glory, must not respect persons on account of mere outward circumstances and appearances, in a manner not agreeing with their profession of being disciples of the lowly Jesus. St. James does not here encourage 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 every part of the holy life. Let us be more frequent in this, and in every thing take occasion to discourse with our souls. As places of worship cannot be built or maintained without expense, it may be proper that those who contribute thereto should be accommodated accordingly; but were all persons more spiritually-minded, the poor would be treated with more attention that usually is the case in worshipping congregations. A lowly state is most favourable for inward peace and for growth in holiness. God would give to all believers riches and honours of this world, if these would do them good, seeing that he has 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 often riches lead to vice and mischief, and what great reproaches are thrown upon God and religion, by men of wealth, power, and worldly greatness; and it will make this sin appear very sinful and foolish. The Scripture gives as a law, to love our neighbour as ourselves. This law is a royal 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 good 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 no obedience, past, present, or future, can deliver him. This shows us the happiness of those that are in Christ. We may serve him without slavish fear. God's restraints are not a bondage, but our own corruptions are so. The doom passed upon impenitent sinners at last, will be judgment without mercy. But God deems it his glory and joy, to pardon and bless those who might justly be condemned at his tribunal; and his grace teaches those who partake of his mercy, to copy it in their conduct.
Study Bible
A Warning against Favoritism
5Listen, my beloved brothers: Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him? 6But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? 7Are they not the ones who blaspheme the noble Name by which you have been called?…
Cross References
Proverbs 18:23
The poor man utters supplications, But the rich man answers roughly.

Proverbs 22:7
The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.

Isaiah 3:14
The LORD enters into judgment with the elders and princes of His people, "It is you who have devoured the vineyard; The plunder of the poor is in your houses.

Acts 8:3
But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.

Acts 16:19
When the girl's owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities in the marketplace.

1 Corinthians 11:22
Don't you have your own homes in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What can I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? Of course not!
Treasury of Scripture

But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

ye.

James 2:3 And you have respect to him that wears the gay clothing, and say …

Psalm 14:6 You have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.

Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors …

Proverbs 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad …

Ecclesiastes 9:15,16 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered …

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted …

John 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and you …

1 Corinthians 11:22 What? have you not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise you …

Do.

James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, …

Job 20:19 Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has …

Psalm 10:2,8,10,14 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken …

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now …

Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives …

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of …

Isaiah 3:14,15 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, …

Amos 2:6,7 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, …

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, …

Amos 5:11 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take …

Amos 8:4-6 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor …

Micah 6:11,12 Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag …

Habakkuk 3:14 You did strike through with his staves the head of his villages: …

Zechariah 7:10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor…

and.

James 5:6 You have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.

1 Kings 21:11-13 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were …

Acts 4:1-3,26-28 And as they spoke to the people, the priests, and the captain of …

Acts 5:17,18,26,27 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which …

Acts 13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honorable women, and the chief …

Acts 16:19,20 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they …

Acts 17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brothers …

Acts 18:12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection …

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