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?

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

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Do not rich men oppress you - The administration of justice was at this time in a miserable state of corruption among the Jews; but a Christian was one who was to expect no justice any where but from his God. The words καταδυναστευουσιν, exceedingly oppress, and ἑλκουσιν εις κριτηρια, drag you to courts of justice, show how grievously oppressed and maltreated the Christians were by their countrymen the Jews, who made law a pretext to afflict their bodies, and spoil them of their property.

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James 2:3 And you have respect to him that wears the gay clothing, and say to him, Sit you here in a good place; and say to the poor...

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 him has mercy on the poor.

Proverbs 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Ecclesiastes 9:15,16 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man...

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him...

John 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and you do dishonor me.

1 Corinthians 11:22 What? have you not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise you the church of God, and shame them that have not?...

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James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries...

Job 20:19 Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away an house which he built not;

Psalm 10:2,8,10,14 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined...

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD...

Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter...

Isaiah 3:14,15 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for you have eaten up the vineyard...

Amos 2:6,7 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof...

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy...

Amos 5:11 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take from him burdens of wheat: you have built houses of hewn stone...

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

Micah 6:11,12 Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights...

Habakkuk 3:14 You did strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me...

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

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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 the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them...

Acts 4:1-3,26-28 And as they spoke to the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came on them...

Acts 5:17,18,26,27 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation...

Acts 13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honorable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas...

Acts 16:19,20 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas...

Acts 17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brothers to the rulers of the city, crying...

Acts 18:12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul...

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Fruitless Faith
"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."--James 2:17. WHATEVER the statement of James may be, it could never have been his intention to contradict the gospel. It could never be possible that the Holy Spirit would say one thing in one place, and another in another. Statements of Paul and of James must be reconciled, and if they were not, I would be prepared sooner to throw overboard the statement of James than that of Paul. Luther did so, I think, most unjustifiably. If you ask
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 60: 1914

The Middle Colonies: the Jerseys, Delaware, and Pennsylvania --The Quaker Colonization --Georgia.
THE bargainings and conveyancings, the confirmations and reclamations, the setting up and overturning, which, after the conquest of the New Netherlands, had the effect to detach the peninsula of New Jersey from the jurisdiction of New York, and to divide it for a time into two governments, belong to political history; but they had, of course, an important influence on the planting of the church in that territory. One result of them was a wide diversity of materials in the early growth of the church.
Leonard Woolsey Bacon—A History of American Christianity

Whether Justice and Mercy are Present in all God's Works
Whether Justice and Mercy are Present in all God's Works We proceed to the fourth article thus: 1. Justice and mercy do not appear to be present in every work of God. For some of God's works are attributed to his mercy, as for example the justification of the ungodly, while other works are attributed to his justice, as for example the condemnation of the ungodly. Thus it is said in James 2:13: "he shall have judgment without mercy that hath showed no mercy." Hence justice and mercy are not present
Aquinas—Nature and Grace

Whether Fear is an Effect of Faith
Whether Fear is an Effect of Faith We proceed to the first article thus: 1. It seems that fear is not an effect of faith. For an effect does not precede its cause. But fear precedes faith, since it is said in Ecclesiasticus 2:8: "Ye that fear God, believe in him." Hence fear is not an effect of faith. 2. Again, the same thing is not the cause of contrary effects. Now it was said in 12ae, Q. 23, Art. 2, that fear and hope are contraries, and the gloss on Matt. 1:2, "Abraham begat Isaac," says that
Aquinas—Nature and Grace

Cross References
Proverbs 18:23
The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.

Proverbs 22:7
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.

Isaiah 3:14
The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: "It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses.

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

Acts 16:19
When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities.

1 Corinthians 11:22
Don't you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God by humiliating those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? Certainly not in this matter!

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