James 2:5
Good News Translation
Listen, my dear friends! God chose the poor people of this world to be rich in faith and to possess the kingdom which he promised to those who love him.

Contemporary English Version
My dear friends, pay attention. God has given a lot of faith to the poor people in this world. God has also promised them a share in his kingdom that he will give to everyone who loves him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him?

New American Bible
Listen, my beloved brothers. Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him?

Hearken.

Judges 9:7 This being told to Joatham, he went, and stood on the top of Mount Garizim: and lifting up his voice, he cried, and said: Hear me, ye men of Sichem, so may God hear you.

1 Kings 22:28 And Micheas said: If thou return in peace, the Lord hath not spoken by me. And he said: Hear, all ye people.

Job 34:10 Therefore, ye men of understanding, hear me: far from God be wickedness, and iniquity from the Almighty.

Job 38:14 The seal shall be restored as clay, and shall stand as a garment.

Proverbs 7:24 Let not thy mind be drawn away in her ways: neither be thou deceived with her paths.

Proverbs 8:32 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

Mark 7:14 And calling again the multitude unto him, he said to them: Hear ye me all and understand.

Acts 7:2 Who said: Ye men, brethren and fathers, hear. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charan.

Hath not.

James 1:9 But let the brother of low condition glory in his exaltation:

Isaiah 14:32 And what shall be answered to the messengers of the nations? That the Lord hath founded Sion, and the poor of his people shall hope in him.

Isaiah 29:19 And the meek shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Zephaniah 3:12 And I will leave in the midst of thee a poor and needy people: and they shall hope in the name of the Lord.

Zechariah 11:7,11 And I will feed the flock of slaughter for this, O ye poor of the flock. And I took unto me two rods, one I called Beauty, and the other I called a Cord, and I fed the flock. . . .

Matthew 11:5 The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to them.

Luke 6:20 And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Luke 9:57,58 And it came to pass, as they walked in the way, that a certain man said to him: I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. . . .

Luke 16:22,25 And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell. . . .

John 7:48 Hath any one of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?

1 Corinthians 1:26-28 For see your vocation, brethren, that there are not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble. . . .

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that being rich he became poor for your sakes: that through his poverty you might be rich.

rich.

Proverbs 8:17-21 With me are riches and glory, glorious riches and justice. . . .

Luke 12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich towards God.

1 Corinthians 3:21-23 Let no man therefore glory in men. . . .

2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes: that the grace, abounding through many, may abound in thanksgiving unto the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing: as needy, yet enriching many: as having nothing and possessing all things.

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your heart enlightened that you may know what the hope is of his calling and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.

Ephesians 3:8 To me, the least of all the saints, is given this grace, to preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ:

1 Timothy 6:18 To do good, to be rich in good work, to give easily, to communicate to others,

Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasure of the Egyptians. For he looked unto the reward.

Revelation 2:9 I know thy tribulation and thy poverty: but thou art rich. And thou art blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold, fire tried, that thou mayest be made rich and mayest be clothed in white garments: and that the shame of thy nakedness may not appear. And anoint thy eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Revelation 21:7 He that shall overcome shall possess these things. And I will be his God: and he shall be my son.

heirs.

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom.

Luke 22:29 And I dispose to you, as my Father hath disposed to me, a kingdom;

Romans 8:17 And if sons, heirs also; heirs indeed of God and joint heirs with Christ: yet so, if we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him.

1 Thessalonians 2:12 We testified to every one of you that you would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

2 Thessalonians 1:5 For an example of the just judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which also you suffer.

2 Timothy 4:8,18 As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly. . . .

1 Peter 1:4 Unto an inheritance, incorruptible, and undefiled and that cannot fade, reserved in heaven for you,

2 Peter 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered to you abundantly into the ever-lasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

the.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for, when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life which God hath promised to them that love him.

Exodus 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands to them that love me, and keep my commandments.

1 Samuel 2:30 Wherefore thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should minister in my sight, for ever. But now saith the Lord: Far be this from me: but whosoever shall glorify me, him will I glorify: but they that despise me, shall be despised.

Proverbs 8:17 With me are riches and glory, glorious riches and justice.

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 6:20 And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But, as it is written: That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard: neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love him.

2 Timothy 4:8 As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.

Context
A Warning against Favoritism
4Do you not judge within yourselves, and are become judges of unjust thoughts? 5Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him? 6But you have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you by might? And do not they draw you before the judgment seats?…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:8
He raiseth up the needy from the dust, and lifteth up the poor from the dunghill: that he may sit with princes, and hold the throne of glory. For the poles of the earth are the Lord's, and upon them he hath set the world.

Job 34:19
Who accepteth not the persons of princes: nor hath regarded the tyrant, when he contended against the poor man: for all are the work of his hands.

Proverbs 13:7
One is as it were rich, when he hath nothing and another is as it were poor, when he hath great riches.

Isaiah 14:32
And what shall be answered to the messengers of the nations? That the Lord hath founded Sion, and the poor of his people shall hope in him.

Isaiah 29:19
And the meek shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Matthew 5:3
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 25:34
Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Luke 12:21
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich towards God.

1 Corinthians 1:27
But the foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the wise: and the weak things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the strong.

James 1:12
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for, when he hath been proved, he shall receive the crown of life which God hath promised to them that love him.

James 1:16
Do not err, therefore, my dearest brethren.

James 1:19
You know, my dearest brethren. And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak and slow to anger.

Revelation 2:9
I know thy tribulation and thy poverty: but thou art rich. And thou art blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

Additional Translations
Listen, 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?

Listen, my beloved brothers: Has not God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He promised to those loving Him?

Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them that love him?

Hearken, my beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him?

Hear, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen the poor as to the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to them that love him?

Hearken, my beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him?

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

Listen, my dearly-loved brethren. Has not God chosen those whom the world regards as poor to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which He has promised to those that love Him?

Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn't God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?

Hearken, my brethren beloved, did not God choose the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the reign that He promised to those loving Him?
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