James 2:7
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New International Version
Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?

New Living Translation
Aren't they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear?

English Standard Version
Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?

Berean Study Bible
Are they not the ones who blaspheme the noble name by which you have been called?

Berean Literal Bible
Are they not blaspheming the good Name having been called upon you?

New American Standard Bible
Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?

King James Bible
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't they blaspheme the noble name that was pronounced over you at your baptism?

International Standard Version
Are not they the ones who blaspheme the noble Name by which you have been called?

NET Bible
Do they not blaspheme the good name of the one you belong to?

New Heart English Bible
Do not they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, do they not slander The Worthy Name by which you are called?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't they curse the good name [of Jesus], the name that was used to bless you?

New American Standard 1977
Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do they not blaspheme that worthy name by which ye are called?

King James 2000 Bible
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by which you are called?

American King James Version
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which you are called?

American Standard Version
Do not they blaspheme the honorable name by which ye are called?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do not they blaspheme the good name that is invoked upon you?

Darby Bible Translation
And [do not] they blaspheme the excellent name which has been called upon you?

English Revised Version
Do not they blaspheme the honourable name by the which ye are called?

Webster's Bible Translation
Do they not blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

Weymouth New Testament
and the very people who speak evil of the noble Name by which you are called?

World English Bible
Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?

Young's Literal Translation
do they not themselves speak evil of the good name that was called upon you?
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
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? 8If you really keep the royal law stated in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.…
Cross References
Isaiah 43:7
Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made."

Acts 11:26
and when he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. So for a full year they met together with the church and taught large numbers of people. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.

Acts 15:17
so that the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who bear My name, says the Lord who does these things

1 Peter 4:16
But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear this name.
Treasury of Scripture

Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which you are called?

blaspheme.

Psalm 73:7-9 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish…

Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not …

Matthew 27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet …

Luke 22:64,65 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and …

Acts 26:11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to …

1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but …

Revelation 13:5,6 And there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; …

worthy.

Psalm 111:9 He sent redemption to his people: he has commanded his covenant for …

Songs 1:3 Because of the smell of your good ointments your name is as ointment …

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin …

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government …

Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: …

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, …

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other …

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is …

Revelation 19:13,16 And he was clothed with a clothing dipped in blood: and his name …

by.

Isaiah 65:15 And you shall leave your name for a curse to my chosen: for the Lord …

Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And it came …

Ephesians 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

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