New American Standard Bible
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
King James Bible
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Darby Bible Translation
But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, beguiling yourselves.
World English Bible
But be doers of the word, and not only hearers, deluding your own selves.
Young's Literal Translation
and become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only - Obey the gospel, and do not merely listen to it. Compare Matthew 7:21.
Deceiving your own selves - It is implied here, that by merely hearing the word but not doing it, they would deceive their own souls. The nature of this deception was this, that they would imagine that that was all which was required, whereas the main thing was that they should be obedient. If a man supposes that by a mere punctual attendance on preaching, or a respectful attention to it, he has done all that is required of him, he is laboring under a most gross self-deception. And yet there are multitudes who seem to imagine that they have done all that is demanded of them when they have heard attentively the word preached. Of its influence on their lives, and its claims to obedience, they are utterly regardless.
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And the LORD said to me, "Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, 'Hear the words of this covenant and do them.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
"Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
"Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like:
for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.
What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it.
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