New International Version
have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
King James Bible
Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Darby Bible Translation
have ye not made a difference among yourselves, and become judges having evil thoughts?
World English Bible
haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
Young's Literal Translation
ye did not judge fully in yourselves, and did become ill-reasoning judges.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Are ye not then partial - Ου διεκριθητε· Do ye not make a distinction, though the case has not been heard, and the law has not decided?
Judges of evil thoughts? - Κριται διαλογισμων πονηρων· Judges of evil reasonings; that is, judges who reason wickedly; who, in effect, say in your hearts, we will espouse the cause of the rich, because they can befriend us; we will neglect that of the poor, because they cannot help us, nor have they power to hurt us.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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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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