James 2:1

“My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My brethren, haue not the faith of our Lord Iesus Christ the Lord of glorie, with respect of persons.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with {an attitude of} personal favoritism.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My brethren, hold not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, `the Lord' of glory, with respect of persons.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My brothers, if you have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory, do not take a man's position into account.
- Basic English Bible

My brethren, do not have the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, [Lord] of glory, with respect of persons:
- Darby Bible

My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
- Webster's Bible

My brethren, you must not make distinctions between one man and another while you are striving to maintain faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our glory.
- Weymouth Bible

My brothers, don't hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partiality.
- World English Bible

Mi britheren, nyle ye haue the feith of oure Lord Jhesu Crist of glorie, in accepcioun of persoones.
- Wycliffe Bible

My brethren, hold not, in respect of persons, the faith of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 2:1


2:1 My brethren - The equality of Christians, intimated by this name, is the ground of the admonition. Hold not the faith of our common Lord, the Lord of glory - Of which glory all who believe in him partake. With respect of persons - That is, honour none merely for being rich; despise none merely for being poor.


People's Bible Notes for James 2:1


Jas 2:1 Faith and Works SUMMARY OF JAMES 2: Respect of Persons. The Royal Law. He Who Keeps the Law Must Offend in Nothing. Faith Not a Living Faith If Alone. Its Life Must Be Shown by Its Fruits. It Is Perfected by Obedience. The Lesson of Abraham's Faith. Have not the faith of our Lord. The Gospel, the Christian profession. With respect of persons. God is no respecter of persons (Ac 10:34), nor should Christians be. God respects character, not dress, or wealth, or earthly rank.

Discussion for James 2

  • A disciple
    Amen Sister; Its interesting too, that when we aren't in such a hurry to let everyone know everything we stand for as a Christian; that the Holy Spirit is well able to convict others by seeing our Christian conduct and character, without preaching! Then, when we do get a chance to speak with them, the Lord can freely speak through us because we have proven trustworthy in QUIETLY WALKING IN TRUTH.
  • Carolyn Rowe
    I have read this chapter before, but today, it has new meaning for me. I can see that I have been too judgmental in my thinking. If we profess faith, it should inspire love and a desire to do good to others. Our faith should be apparent in our walk even without an outward profession. faith and works together make a complete Christian.
  • Donna Cromb
    Verse 14: I had to think on faith without works and was led to the realization that he's talking about obedience! Saying I believe isn't enough, surrendering the will to God and obeying His will is true faith. For instance He said repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, yet some still think I few sprinkles as an infant will save them, or going to church Sunday and still sinning is ok.
  • Lu2677
    James 2:23 "And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: And he was called the Friend of God." For the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." Be not hearers only of the word, but doers also. The righteous, the faithful, those that have the love of the truth are His friends. Amen
  • Jeff mauney
    A reminder that we can forget to walk by faith instead of sight and to always guard your heart and know that god is love . And as a man thinks so is he. Perfect love cast out all fear. Character is developed when you do for someone that can never pay you back
  • A disciple
    24 "Ye see that a man is justified of works, and not of faith only." By our works, our practice and doing, our course in life; is our faith made perfect, completed, fulfilled. Like we know it is an Apple Tree because there are apples on it; so we know our calling and election of God because the effects of His mercy and grace wrought in our heart are reflected in our way of life, and our character.

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