James 1:22

“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for James 1:22

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers onely, receiuing your owne selues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But be doers of the word, and not only hearers of it, blinding yourselves with false ideas.
- Basic English Bible

But be ye doers of [the] word and not hearers only, beguiling yourselves.
- Darby Bible

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
- Webster's Bible

But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves.
- Weymouth Bible

But be doers of the word, and not only hearers, deluding your own selves.
- World English Bible

But be ye doeris of the word, and not hereris oneli, disseiuynge you silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

and become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for James 1:22

Wesley's Notes for James 1:22


1:20 The righteousness of God here includes all duties prescribed by him, and pleasing to him.

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.

1:23 Beholding his face in a glass - How exactly does the scripture glass show a man the face of his soul!

1:24 He beheld himself, and went away - To other business. And forgot - But such forgetting does not excuse.


People's Bible Notes for James 1:22


Jas 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only. He who is only a hearer deceiveth himself. See Mt 7:21-23.

Discussion for James 1:22

  • SIHLE BUTHELEZI on James 1:22
    Be the doers of the word,and don 't only listen it and keep on doing your evil things because if you do that you are deceiving yourselves
  • Hitekani Makhubela on James 1:22
    i believe is the scpripture confirming one is of christ or not.We hear many christians talking about how good a particular preacher can preach but hear less or nothing of their doing of the word hence my comment.


 

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