New International Version
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But be ye doers of the word - They had heard this doctrine; they had believed it; but they had put it to no practical use. They were downright Antinomians, who put a sort of stupid, inactive faith in the place of all moral righteousness. This is sufficiently evident from the second chapter.
Deceiving your own selves - Παραλογιζομενοι ἑαυτους· Imposing on your own selves by sophistical arguments; this is the meaning of the words. They had reasoned themselves into a state of carnal security, and the object of St. James is, to awake them out of their sleep.
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"Count it all joy" (James i. 2). We do not always feel joyful, but we are to count it all joy. The word "reckon" is one of the key-words of Scripture. It is the same word used about our being dead. We do not feel dead. We are painfully conscious of something that would gladly return to life. But we are to treat ourselves as dead, and neither fear nor obey the old nature. So we are to reckon the thing that comes as a blessing. We are determined to rejoice, to say, "My heart is fixed, O God, I will …
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The LORD said to me, "Proclaim all these words in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: 'Listen to the terms of this covenant and follow them.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
"Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like.
For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.
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