James 2:2

“For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if there come vnto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poore man, in vile raiment:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, and there come in also a poor man in vile clothing;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if a man comes into your Synagogue in fair clothing and with a gold ring, and a poor man comes in with dirty clothing,
- Basic English Bible

for if there come unto your synagogue a man with a gold ring in splendid apparel, and a poor man also come in in vile apparel,
- Darby Bible

For if there come into your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
- Webster's Bible

For suppose a man comes into one of your meetings wearing gold rings and fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man wearing shabby clothes,
- Weymouth Bible

For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your synagogue, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in;
- World English Bible

For if a man `that hath a goldun ring, and in a feire clothing, cometh in youre cumpany, and a pore man entrith in a foul clothing,
- Wycliffe Bible

for if there may come into your synagogue a man with gold ring, in gay raiment, and there may come in also a poor man in vile raiment,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 2:2


2:2 With gold rings - Which were not then so common as now.


People's Bible Notes for James 2:2


Jas 2:2 If there come unto your assembly. "Into your synagogue" (Revised (Version). The place of worship, whether Jewish or Christian. James, a Jewish Christian of the strictest sort, uses the Jewish term. With a gold ring, in goodly apparel. An indication of wealth in that age, especially in connection with the fine clothing. A poor man, as shown by his mean clothing.

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