New International Version
Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?
King James Bible
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
Darby Bible Translation
And [do not] *they* blaspheme the excellent name which has been called upon you?
World English Bible
Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
Young's Literal Translation
do they not themselves speak evil of the good name that was called upon you?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Blaspheme that worthy name - They took every occasion to asperse the Christian name and the Christian faith, and have been, from the beginning to the present day, famous for their blasphemies against Christ and his religion. It is evident that these were Jews of whom St. James speaks; no Christians in these early times could have acted the part here mentioned.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"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 …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 60: 1914
The Middle Colonies: the Jerseys, Delaware, and Pennsylvania --The Quaker Colonization --Georgia.
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everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."
and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things' --
1 Peter 4:16
However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
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