“But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?”
King James Version (KJV)
2:6 Do not the rich often oppress you - By open violence; often drag you - Under colour of law.
Jas 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Those whom God accepts you reject. Do not rich men oppress you? The oppressors of the poor are usually the rich. They are the money lenders, those who bring suit for debt, and hence draw the poor before the judgment seats. Perhaps also there is an allusion to the fact that they were the persecutors.