New International Version
You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that--and shudder.
King James Bible
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
Darby Bible Translation
*Thou* believest that God is one. Thou doest well. The demons even believe, and tremble.
World English Bible
You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.
Young's Literal Translation
thou -- thou dost believe that God is one; thou dost well, and the demons believe, and they shudder!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou believest that there is one God - This is the faith in which these persons put their hope of pleasing God, and of obtaining eternal life. Believing in the being and unity of God distinguished them from all the nations of the world; and having been circumcised, and thus brought into the covenant, they thought themselves secure of salvation. The insufficiency of this St. James immediately shows.
The devils also believe, and tremble - It is well to believe there is one only true God; this truth universal nature proclaims. Even the devils believe it; but far from justifying or saving them, it leaves them in their damned state, and every act of it only increases their torment; φρισσουσι, they shudder with horror, they believe and tremble, are increasingly tormented; but they can neither love nor obey.
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"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."--James 2:17. WHATEVER the statement of James may be, it could never have been his intention to contradict the gospel. It could never be possible that the Holy Spirit would say one thing in one place, and another in another. Statements of Paul and of James must be reconciled, and if they were not, I would be prepared sooner to throw overboard the statement of James than that of Paul. Luther did so, I think, most unjustifiably. If you ask …
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Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
"What do you want with us, Son of God?" they shouted. "Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?"
"What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"
He shouted at the top of his voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God's name don't torture me!"
"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
"Go away! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"
One day the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?"
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