James 2:3

“And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And yee haue respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say vnto him, Sit thou here in a good place: and say to the poore, Stand thou there, or sit here vnder my footstoole:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, "You sit here in a good place, and you say to the poor man, "You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and ye have regard to him that weareth the fine clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit under my footstool;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you do honour to the man in fair clothing and say, Come here and take this good place; and you say to the poor man, Take up your position there, or be seated at my feet;
- Basic English Bible

and ye look upon him who wears the splendid apparel, and say, Do thou sit here well, and say to the poor, Do thou stand there, or sit here under my footstool:
- Darby Bible

And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say to him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
- Webster's Bible

and you pay court to the one who wears the fine clothes, and say, "Sit here; this is a good place;" while to the poor man you say, "Stand there, or sit on the floor at my feet;"
- Weymouth Bible

and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;"
- World English Bible

and if ye biholden in to hym that is clothid with clere clothing, and if ye seie to hym, Sitte thou here wel; but to the pore man ye seien, Stonde thou there, ethir sitte vndur the stool of my feet; whether ye demen not anentis you silf,
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye may look upon him bearing the gay raiment, and may say to him, `Thou -- sit thou here well,' and to the poor man may say, `Thou -- stand thou there, or, Sit thou here under my footstool,' --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 2:3


2:3 Ye look upon him - With respect.


People's Bible Notes for James 2:3


Jas 2:3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing. Show respect not to the character but to the clothes, by giving one a welcome and a good seat, while the other is treated contemptuously, allowed to stand or to sit in a very uncomfortable place. Does not this describe the spirit of half the churches of our time?

Discussion for James 2

  • 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.
  • Steve morrow
    mark ------ is JESUS going to love the LORD OUR GOD WITH ALL OUR HEART for us -------
    2 JOHN 6 AND THIS IS LOVE THAT WE WALK AFTER HIS COMMANDMENTS THIS IS THE COMMANDMENT THAT AS YOU HAVE HEARD FROM THE BEGINNING YOU SHOULD WALK IN IT --IF--ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ACURSED O LORD COME---IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS---HELP US LORD JESUS TO LOVE YOU AND THE FATHER
  • Ruth
    one thing we can rejoice in is that,Jesus ever lives to make intercession for us.Also the Holy Spirit helps us in our weekness,when we don't know what to pray.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise Jesus one thing we know if Jesus Spirit is not in us we cannot do the things the word tells us because if we do not have Jesus spirit we are not his we are sinner so be very sure u have the Holy Ghost living I side of U he make everthing. Easier if we do not have the Holy Ghost we Will live in Hell for ever. Check your self amen

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