“Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?”
King James Version (KJV)
2:5 Hearken - As if he had said, Stay, consider, ye that judge thus. Does not the presumption lie rather in favour of the poor man? Hath not God chosen the poor - That is, are not they whom God hath chosen, generally speaking, poor in this world? who yet are rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom - Consequently, the most honourable of men: and those whom God so highly honours, ought not ye to honour likewise?
Jas 2:5 Hath not God chosen the poor of this world. Ye choose out the rich for favor, but God hath chosen in most part the poor to be rich in faith, etc. See 1Co 1:16,17. God has made poor men heirs of the eternal inheritance.