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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for James 1:21
1:21 Therefore laying aside - As a dirty garment. All the filthiness and superfluity of wickedness - For however specious or necessary it may appear to worldly wisdom, all wickedness is both vile, hateful, contemptible, and really superfluous. Every reasonable end may be effectually answered without any kind or degree of it. Lay this, every known sin, aside, or all your hearing is vain. With meekness - Constant evenness and serenity of mind. Receive - Into your ears, your heart, your life. The word - Of the gospel. Ingrafted - In believers, by regeneration, #Jas 1:18 and by habit|, #Heb 5:14|. Which is able to save your souls - The hope of salvation nourishes meekness.
View People's Bible Notes for James 1:21
Jas 1:21 Lay apart all filthiness. Every impurity of life. And superfluity of naughtiness. "Overflowing of wickedness" (Revised Version). Wrath would cause such an overflow. Receive with meekness the engrafted word. The word of God planted in your hearts.
Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-03-03 21:13:27:
The basic meaning of superfluity is an overflow of evil. The Holy Spirit is teaching us through the Apostle James, that we must be doers of the word, and not hearers only. We must put away the overflow of evil in our lives, by receiving the implanted word of God, with meekness, which is able to save our souls. Jesus said man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. As we feed on the Word of God, the Spirit of God transforms us into a child of God. If any man is in Christ Jesus, he is a new creation, the old is gone, and all things become new. II Cor. 5:17
alfred brito's comment on 2013-03-03 14:03:51:
I like James 1:21 but what does superfluity means?
anthony's comment on 2012-05-31 01:47:06:
N other words, quit ur sinning! The Word when it's comusmed by ur soul, it will help u over come sin.
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