New Living Translation
You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:19 Thou believest there is one God - I allow this: but this proves only that thou hast the same faith with the devils. Nay, they not only believe, but tremble - At the dreadful expectation of eternal torments. So far is that faith from either justifying or saving them that have it.
LibraryJames the Brother of the Lord.
He pistis choris ergon nekra estin.--James 2:26 Sources. I. Genuine sources: Acts 12:17; 15:13; 21:18; 1 Cor. 15:7; Gal. 1:19; 2:9, 12. Comp. James "the brother of the Lord," Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3; Gal. 1:19. The Epistle of James. II. Post-apostolic: Josephus: Ant. XX. 9, 1.--Hegesippus in Euseb. Hist. Ecc. II. ch. 23.--Jerome: Catal. vir. ill. c. 2, under "Jacobus." Epiphanius, Haer. XXIX. 4; XXX. 16; LXXVIII. 13 sq. III. Apocryphal: Protevangelium Jacobi, ed. in Greek by Tischendorf, in "Evangelia …
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Comenius and the Hidden Seed, 1627-1672.
"Listen, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone.
They began screaming at him, "Why are you interfering with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torture us before God's appointed time?"
"Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"
With a shriek, he screamed, "Why are you interfering with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In the name of God, I beg you, don't torture me!"
Jesus replied, "The most important commandment is this: 'Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only LORD.
"Go away! Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"
But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, "I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?"
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