James 2:7
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?

Christian Standard Bible
Don't they blaspheme the good name that was invoked over you?

Contemporary English Version
Aren't they the ones who make fun of your Lord?

Good News Translation
They are the ones who speak evil of that good name which has been given to you.

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?
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 called by My name and created for My glory, whom I have indeed formed and 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 that 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 doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

Matthew 27:63
Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.

worthy.

Psalm 111:9
He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

Song of Solomon 1:3
Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

by.

Isaiah 65:15
And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:

Acts 11:26
And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

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







Lexicon
{Are} they
αὐτοὶ (autoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

the ones who blaspheme
βλασφημοῦσιν (blasphēmousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 987: From blasphemos; to vilify; specially, to speak impiously.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

noble
καλὸν (kalon)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.

Name
ὄνομα (onoma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

by which
ἐφ’ (eph’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

have been called?
ἐπικληθὲν (epiklēthen)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1941: (a) To call (name) by a supplementary (additional, alternative) name, (b) mid: To call upon, appeal to, address.
(7) Do not they blaspheme . . .--To "blaspheme" is to hurt with the tongue, and includes all manner of evil speech; but a more exclusive use of the word is with regard to things divine, and particularly the unpardonable sin against the Holy Ghost (Matthew 12:31). A moment's reflection will show, unhappily, that this is alluded to in the text.

That worthy name by the which ye are called?--Better, that good, that glorious Name which was invoiced (or, called) over you--viz., at baptism. "Into the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28:19) had all been baptised who were thus addressed; but most probably the Second Person of the Trinity is referred to here. And it was the scorn and contempt visited upon His Name, which changed the mere abuse and ribaldry into a perilous likeness to the deadliest sin. Most commentators thus restrict the Name here to that of Christ. If their view be correct, the blasphemy would probably be linked with that epithet of "Christian"--then so dishonourable--coined, we are told, first in Antioch (Acts 11:26). But there were far more insulting terms found for the poor and struggling believer--"Nazarene," "Atheist," and even worse.

Verse 7. - That worthy Name (τὸ καλὸν ὄνομα); the honorable Name; probably the Name of Christ, by which the disciples were known (Acts 11:26), and for which they suffered (Acts 5:41; 1 Peter 5:14-16). By the which ye are called; literally, which was called upon you (τὸ ἐπικληθὲν ἐφ ὑμᾶς). A similar expression is found in St. James's speech in Acts 15:17, in a quotation from Amos 9:12. 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.
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