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James 1:27

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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.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of James 1:27

Pure religion and vndefiled before God and the Father, is this, to visit the fatherlesse and widowes in their affliction, and to keepe himselfe vnspotted from the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of {our} God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, {and} to keep oneself unstained by the world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, `and' to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The religion which is holy and free from evil in the eyes of our God and Father is this: to take care of children who have no fathers and of widows who are in trouble, and to keep oneself untouched by the world.
- Basic English Bible

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

The religious service which is pure and stainless in the sight of our God and Father is to visit fatherless children and widowed women in their time of trouble, and to keep one's own self unspotted from the world.
- Weymouth Bible

Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
- World English Bible

A clene religioun, and an vnwemmed anentis God and the fadir, is this, to visite fadirles and modirles children, and widewis in her tribulacioun, and to kepe hym silf vndefoulid fro this world.
- Wycliffe Bible

religion pure and undefiled with the God and Father is this, to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation -- unspotted to keep himself from the world.
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for James 1:27

1:27 The only true religion in the sight of God, is this, to visit - With counsel, comfort, and relief. The fatherless and widows - Those who need it most. In their affliction - In their most helpless and hopeless state. And to keep himself unspotted from the world - From the maxims, tempers, and customs of it. But this cannot be done, till we have given our hearts to God, and love our neighbour as ourselves.

 

People's Bible Notes for James 1:27

Jas 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God. Combining pure hearts and pure outward lives. This genuine religion has two elements: To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction. First, kind and loving deeds, exemplified especially in helping the helpless, such as widows and orphans, and [And] to keep himself unspotted from the world. Living pure, unsullied lives, unstained by the sins prevalent in this sinful world.

 

Comments for James 1:27

Brock's comment on 2013-08-23 17:25:18:

Unspotted means anonymous, your father in heaven knows and will reward you. Good people I have known, there good deeds bear the testimony.Why would we want others to know the good things we do, helping the needy. Jesus forbade those he did miracles for healing blind to not tell anyone. I have seen politicians go and appear to work with his family, washing dishes in a soup kitchen that was already clean. Was he unspotted? I should say not he was on CNN. To

 

Grace Tembo's comment on 2013-08-19 22:57:59:

Pure religion is to help those in need. The fatherless the widows but most of all stay away from the wordly pleasures.

 

Robert's comment on 2013-03-29 23:58:53:

Where are all the comments for this verse ? Maybe one of the most important in the NT. Helping the helpless is one of Gods great desires . Want to please God ? Help the helpless when you can .
Live a holy life because without Holiness no man shall see the Lord .
When we do help others , we do get blessed by God , but if Holiness is missing so is the magnitude of the blessing .

 


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