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

  • Whizzer4
    James is very clear at whose feet blame falls in temptation. People that say the devil made me do it are simply endeavoring to transfer their sin to him. Temptation can not be avoided, how ever our response to it determines whether it becomes sin. A lot of Christians give satan far too much credit when in reality We are the ones responsible for our own actions.



  • Jerry Herndon
    I like how the book of James contains to every day of our life. Not just yesterday.
  • Insight777
    V27, Stephen visited and fed the Jewish fatherless and widows that were neglected by the Jews. Pure in heart, with kindness and charity, Stephen was not only helping Christians but also those in need under the dominance of other religions. Jewish religion and Christianity are not the same religion.
  • Donna Cromb
    Verse 13: God doesn't tempt man is very clear, test yes, but tempt no. Neither does the devil make man do sin, our own desires of the flesh are what lead a person down the road to destruction, verse 14. Faith is more than saying, I believe so I am saved. It takes a deep conviction that is strong enough to change conduct befitting God and saying no to temptation of our own bodies to sin, obedience
  • Lu2677
    James 1:21"receive with meekness the engrafted word which is able to save your souls. The "engrafted word", is all 66 books of Holy Writ. The"engrafted word" is not what some teach that there are only certain parts that pertain to salvation. I think they call it "fundamentals, and essentials doctrine" Be not deceived.
  • Geraldine cole
    U right temptation is not sin .sin come in when we desire a thing or person then we act on it .Remember when Sadan tried to Temp Jesus he did not do what Sadan wanted him to do but he did speak a word on him.letting us no we must reburk Temptation .temptations will come we must be able to ID the source And remember Jesus Dont Temp anyone so the source will be Flesh or Sadan Praise the Lord .

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