James 1:22

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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

  • Emanuel Fernandes
    Don't be a partaker of other men sins this means don't participate in sin or cover it up or look the other way. That sin of omission which is a common sin all Christians are guilty of frequently
  • Mumde
    I thank God for this book, a brother in Christ was teaching about temptations last week and asked the congregation where all thought temptations come from. It was sad to note that most of us including myself were not sure up until the teacher read from James 1 vs 13. I learnt that I need to read the Bible as much often as possible so I don't miss salvation because of ignorance
  • Doris McIntosh
    "keep himself unspotted from the world". Does this not mean that we should not participate in or condone things of the world that we know is sin? People too often say it is just changing times.
    "Be not conformed to this world but rather by the renewing of your mind...". I agree that it is very clear James should be applied to every day living.
  • Athieno morrine
    God is awesome!
  • Mr. Smith
    Victoria. Amen sister. So sad that so many people blame everything that happens to them on God. Stay strong!
  • A disciple
    "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed." We are of the world to come which the Lord Jesus brings from the right hand of the Father to establish the world in righteousness and truth and life everlasting. The soundness and solidity of our understanding of this is what makes our faith in Him firmly established and unmovable. We are not uncertain about the truth, that God is! And we are not unstable and flow to the point of least resistance like water but our stability is in the supreme greatness and authority of Him who both created the waters, and walks upon them! Let us strive with all earnestness and determination to let patience have its perfect work in us, that we should not be ashamed at His coming but receive Him with fullness of joy and expectation when He appears.

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