New Living Translation
For if you listen to the word and don't obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.
King James Bible
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
Darby Bible Translation
For if any man be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like to a man considering his natural face in a mirror:
World English Bible
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror;
Young's Literal Translation
because, if any one is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one hath been like to a man viewing his natural face in a mirror,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:23 Beholding his face in a glass - How exactly does the scripture glass show a man the face of his soul!
"Let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." James 1:4. 1. "My brethren," says the Apostle in the preceding verse, "count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations." At first view, this may appear a strange direction; seeing most temptations are, "for the present, not joyous, but grievous." Nevertheless ye know by your own experience, that "the trial of your faith worketh patience:" And if "patience have its perfect work, ye shall be perfect and …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers
All Joy in all Trials
1 Corinthians 13:12
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.
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