James 5:6
New International Version
You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.

New Living Translation
You have condemned and killed innocent people, who do not resist you.

English Standard Version
You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.

Berean Study Bible
You have condemned and murdered the righteous, who did not resist you.

Berean Literal Bible
You have condemned and have put to death the righteous; he does not resist you.

New American Standard Bible
You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.

King James Bible
Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.

Christian Standard Bible
You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous, who does not resist you.

Contemporary English Version
You have condemned and murdered innocent people, who couldn't even fight back.

Good News Translation
You have condemned and murdered innocent people, and they do not resist you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have condemned--you have murdered--the righteous man; he does not resist you.

International Standard Version
You have condemned and murdered the one who is righteous, even though he did not rebel against you.

NET Bible
You have condemned and murdered the righteous person, although he does not resist you.

New Heart English Bible
You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous one. He does not resist you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have condemned and murdered The Righteous One and he has not opposed you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have condemned and murdered people who have God's approval, even though they didn't resist you.

New American Standard 1977
You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye have condemned and murdered the just, and he does not resist you.

King James 2000 Bible
You have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you

American King James Version
You have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.

American Standard Version
Ye have condemned, ye have killed the righteous one ; he doth not resist you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You have condemned and put to death the Just One, and he resisted you not.

Darby Bible Translation
ye have condemned, ye have killed the just; he does not resist you.

English Revised Version
Ye have condemned, ye have killed the righteous one; he doth not resist you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.

Weymouth New Testament
You have condemned--you have murdered-- the righteous man: he offers no resistance.

World English Bible
You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous one. He doesn't resist you.

Young's Literal Translation
ye did condemn -- ye did murder the righteous one, he doth not resist you.
Study Bible
Warning to the Rich
5You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in the day of slaughter. 6You have condemned and murdered the righteous, who did not resist you. 7Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer awaits the precious fruit of the soil—how patient he is for the fall and spring rains.…
Cross References
Isaiah 5:23
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of justice.

Hebrews 10:38
But My righteous one will live by faith; and if he shrinks back, I will take no pleasure in him."

James 4:2
You crave what you do not have. You kill and covet, but are unable to obtain it. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask.

1 Peter 4:18
And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"

Treasury of Scripture

You have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.

have.

James 2:6
But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

Matthew 21:38
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

Matthew 23:34,35
Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: …

and he.

Isaiah 53:7
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Matthew 5:39
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

Matthew 26:53,54
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? …







Lexicon
You have condemned
κατεδικάσατε (katedikasate)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2613: To condemn, pass sentence upon. From kata and a derivative of dike; to adjudge against, i.e. Pronounce guilty.

[and] murdered
ἐφονεύσατε (ephoneusate)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5407: To murder, kill. From phoneus; to be a murderer.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine 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.

righteous,
δίκαιον (dikaion)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1342: From dike; equitable; by implication, innocent, holy.

who did not resist
ἀντιτάσσεται (antitassetai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 498: From anti and the middle voice of tasso; to range oneself against, i.e. Oppose.

you.
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
(6) Ye have condemned and killed the just.--Better thus: Ye condemned, ye slew the just--as in the speech of Peter (Acts 3:14-15), or that of Stephen (Acts 7:52). Such a reference, however, has been disallowed by some commentators, as conveying too harsh an accusation against the whole Jewish people; and besides, it being unfair to forget that St. James was writing to Christian Jews, as well as to the anti-Christian. But, in a manner, all wrong and oppression tend towards the murder of the Just One, as every falsehood (see Note on James 3:13) is an attack on the Truth. And far beyond this, in the present case our Lord is rightly to be considered the victim of the Jews. His blood is on them and on their children (Matthew 27:25); they filled up "the measure of their fathers" (Matthew 23:32), that "the blood of all the righteous" might come upon them, from Abel to Zacharias (Matthew 23:35): the one crowning sin made them guilty of all. And not only is this backward participation true, but there is a forward one as well. Christ Himself was persecuted by Saul in the afflictions of His servants (Acts 9:4-5), and so onward ever till the martyr-roll be full.

It is of strange significance that in this verse--ye condemned, ye slew the just--James the Just prophetically described his own murderers. The last words, moreover, of the Scripture, simply record the behaviour of himself, as of every real witness for Christ: He doth not resist. No: "the servant of the Lord must not strive" (2Timothy 2:24) even in death; and by such meekness and resignation is best seen the likeness to the divine Master, Who "was brought as a lamb to the slaughter" (Isaiah 53:7). Comp. Wisdom Of Solomon 2:10-20 for a striking parallel, on the oppression of the righteous, which would not inaptly describe the "just man," the "Son of God."

Verse 6. - The climax of their sin. Ye have condemned, ye have killed the righteous one. Does this allude to the death of our Lord? At first sight it may well seem so. Compare St. Peter's words in Acts 3:14, "Ye denied the Holy One and the Just (δίκαιον);" St. Stephen's in Acts 7:52, "the coming of the Just One (τοῦ δικαίου);" and St. Paul's in Acts 22:14, "to see the Just One (τὸν δίκαιον)." But this view is dispelled when we remember how throughout this whole passage the ideas and expressions are borrowed from the Old Testament, and when we find that in Isaiah 3:10 (LXX.) the wicked are represented as saying, Δήσωμεν τὸν δίκαιον ὅτι δύσχρηστος ἡμῖν ἐστί ( α passage which lies at the root of the remarkable section in Wisd. 2, "Let us oppress the poor righteous man .... Let us condemn him with a shameful death." It is probable, then, that passages such as these were in St. James's mind, and suggested the words, and thus that there is no direct allusion to the Crucifixion (which, indeed, could scarcely be laid to the charge of his readers), but that the singular τὸν δίκαιον is used to denote the class collectively (cf. Amos 2:6; Amos 5:12). It is a remarkable coincidence, pointed out by most commentators, that he who wrote these verses, himself styled ὁ Δίκαιος by the Jews, suffered death at their hands a very few years afterwards. He doth not resist you. According to the view commonly adopted, St. James simply means to say that the righteous man suffered this evil at their hands without resistance. Another interpretation seems more possible, taking the clause as interrogative, "Does he not resist you?" the subject, implied but not expressed, being God; as if he would say, "Is not God against you? " - that God of whom it has already been said that he resists (ἀντιτάσσεται) the proud (comp. Hosea 1:6, "I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel, but I will utterly take them away (LXX., ἀλλ η} ἀντιτασσόμενος ἀντιτάξομαι αὐτοῖς)") 5:1-6 Public troubles are most grievous to those who live in pleasure, and are secure and sensual, though all ranks suffer deeply at such times. All idolized treasures will soon perish, except as they will rise up in judgment against their possessors. Take heed of defrauding and oppressing; and avoid the very appearance of it. God does not forbid us to use lawful pleasures; but to live in pleasure, especially sinful pleasure, is a provoking sin. Is it no harm for people to unfit themselves for minding the concerns of their souls, by indulging bodily appetites? The just may be condemned and killed; but when such suffer by oppressors, this is marked by God. Above all their other crimes, the Jews had condemned and crucified that Just One who had come among them, even Jesus Christ the righteous.
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