“My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.