James 2:4

“Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Are yee not then partiall in your selues, and are become iudges of euill thoughts?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Do ye not make distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is there not a division in your minds? have you not become judges with evil thoughts?
- Basic English Bible

have ye not made a difference among yourselves, and become judges having evil thoughts?
- Darby Bible

Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
- Webster's Bible

is it not plain that in your hearts you have little faith, seeing that you have become judges full of wrong thoughts?
- Weymouth Bible

haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
- World English Bible

and ben maad domesmen of wickid thouytis?
- Wycliffe Bible

ye did not judge fully in yourselves, and did become ill-reasoning judges.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 2:4

2:4 Ye distinguish not - To which the most respect is due, to the poor or to the rich. But are become evil - reasoning judges - You reason ill, and so judge wrong: for fine apparel is no proof of worth in him that wears it.

People's Bible Notes for James 2:4

Jas 2:4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves? Show partially from outward appearance. And are become judges of evil thoughts? Judge between the two men under the influence of evil thoughts.

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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