James 2:3
Strong's Lexicon
[If]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

you lavish attention
ἐπιβλέψητε (epiblepsēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1914: To look with favor on, regard. From epi and blepo; to gaze at.

on
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the [man]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

in
φοροῦντα (phorounta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5409: To carry, wear, bear constantly. From phoros; to have a burden, i.e. to wear as clothing or a constant accompaniment.

fine
λαμπρὰν (lampran)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2986: From the same as lampas; radiant; by analogy, limpid; figuratively, magnificent or sumptuous.

clothes
ἐσθῆτα (esthēta)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2066: Clothing, raiment, vestment, robe. From hennumi; dress.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

say,
εἴπητε (eipēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

Here [is]
ὧδε (hōde)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5602: From an adverb form of hode; in this same spot, i.e. Here or hither.

a seat
κάθου (kathou)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2521: To sit, be seated, enthroned; I dwell, reside. From kata; and hemai; to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside.

of honor,
καλῶς (kalōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2573: Well, nobly, honorably, rightly. Adverb from kalos; well.

[but]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

say
εἴπητε (eipēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to the
τῷ ()
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

poor [man]
πτωχῷ (ptōchō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4434: Poor, destitute, spiritually poor, either in a good sense (humble devout persons) or bad.

“You
Σὺ (Sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

must stand,
στῆθι (stēthi)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

or,
«ἢ (ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

“Sit
Κάθου» (Kathou)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2521: To sit, be seated, enthroned; I dwell, reside. From kata; and hemai; to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside.

at
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

feet,
ὑποπόδιόν (hypopodion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5286: A footstool. Neuter of a compound of hupo and pous; something under the feet, i.e. A foot-rest.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you look with favor on the man wearing the fine clothes and say, “ Sit here in a good place,” and yet you say to the poor man, “Stand over there,” or, “ Sit here on the floor by my footstool,”

New American Standard Bible
and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, "You sit here in a good place," and you say to the poor man, "You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,"

King James Bible
And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
Parallel Verses
New International Version
If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, "Here's a good seat for you," but say to the poor man, "You stand there" or "Sit on the floor by my feet,"

New Living Translation
If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, "You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor"--well,

English Standard Version
and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,”

New American Standard Bible
and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, "You sit here in a good place," and you say to the poor man, "You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,"

King James Bible
And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you look with favor on the man wearing the fine clothes and say, "Sit here in a good place," and yet you say to the poor man, "Stand over there," or, "Sit here on the floor by my footstool,"

International Standard Version
If you give special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, "Please take this seat," but you say to the poor man, "Stand over there" or "Sit on the floor at my feet,"

NET Bible
do you pay attention to the one who is finely dressed and say, "You sit here in a good place," and to the poor person, "You stand over there," or "Sit on the floor"?

American Standard Version
and ye have regard to him that weareth the fine clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit under my footstool;

English Revised Version
and ye have regard to him that weareth the fine clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit under my footstool;

Young's Literal Translation
and ye may look upon him bearing the gay raiment, and may say to him, 'Thou -- sit thou here well,' and to the poor man may say, 'Thou -- stand thou there, or, Sit thou here under my footstool,' --






Cross References
Proverbs 18:23
The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

Luke 23:11
And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

James 2:2
For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;

James 1:1
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

James 2:1
My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

James 1:27
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

James 2:4
Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

James 2:5
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

James 2:6
But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
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