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 2:1

  • Tim George for verse 1
    Have not the faith in our Lord of glory, with respect of person. We must Love all people the same. For faith without works is dead. Abraham believed God and offered Isaac. Thus became a friend of God. We too must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and turn from sin. Love thy neighbor as thyself is the completion of the law of liberty.

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