James 2:15
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English Standard Version
If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food,

King James Bible
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

American Standard Version
If a brother or sister be naked and in lack of daily food,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if a brother or sister be naked, and want daily food:

English Revised Version
If a brother or sister be naked, and in lack of daily food,

Webster's Bible Translation
If a brother or sister is naked, and destitute of daily food,

Weymouth New Testament
Suppose a Christian brother or sister is poorly clad or lacks daily food,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Be (ὑπάρχωσιν)

The distinction between this word and the simple εἶναι, to be, is very subtle. The verb ὑπάρχω originally means to make a beginning; hence, to begin or to come into being; and, though used substantially as a synonym of εἶναι, of a thing actually existing and at hand, it has a backward look to an antecedent condition which has been protracted into the present. Thus we might paraphrase here, "If a brother or sister, having been in a destitute condition, be found by you in that condition." Εἶναι, on the other hand, would simply state the present fact of destitution. See on 2 Peter 1:8.

Destitute (λειπόμενοι)

Lit., left behind; and hence lacking, as Rev. Compare James 1:4, James 1:5. This usage of the word occurs in James only.

Daily (ἐφημέρου)

Only here in New Testament.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

Job 31:16-21 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail...

Isaiah 58:7,10 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked...

Ezekiel 18:7 And has not oppressed any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, has spoiled none by violence, has given his bread to the hungry...

Matthew 25:35-40 For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in...

Mark 14:7 For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you may do them good: but me you have not always.

Luke 3:11 He answers and said to them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do likewise.

Acts 9:29 And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.

Hebrews 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins...

Cross References
Matthew 25:35
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

Matthew 25:36
I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.'

Luke 3:11
And he answered them, "Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise."

1 John 3:17
But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

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