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?
King James Bible
But ye 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?
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?
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? --
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Not strong enough. They had manifested their contempt; had done despite to them. Rev., correctly, dishonored. From the use of the aorist tense, ye dishonored, which the A. V. and Rev. render as a perfect, ye have dishonored, the reference would appear to be to a specific act like that described in James 2:2, James 2:3.
Only here and Acts 10:38. The preposition κατά, against, implies a power exercised for harm. Compare being lords over, 1 Peter 5:3, and exercise dominion, Matthew 20:25, both compounded with this preposition.
Not strong enough. The word implies violence. Hence, better, as Rev., drag. Compare Livy's phrase, "a lictoribus trahi, to be dragged by the lictors to judgment;" Acts 8:3, of Saul haling or hauling men and women to prison; and Luke 12:58.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly.
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
The LORD will enter into judgment with the elders and princes of his people: "It is you who have devoured the vineyard, the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.
But when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.
1 Corinthians 11:22
What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.
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