James 2:6

“But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for James 2:6

But yee haue despised the poore. Doe not rich men oppresse you, and draw you before the Iudgement seats?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and themselves drag you before the judgment-seats?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But you have put the poor man to shame. Are not the men of wealth rulers over you? do they not take you by force before their judges?
- Basic English Bible

But *ye* have despised the poor [man]. Do not the rich oppress you, and [do not] *they* drag you before [the] tribunals?
- Darby Bible

But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment-seats?
- Webster's Bible

But *you* have put dishonour upon the poor man. Yet is it not the rich who grind you down? Are not they the very people who drag you into the Law courts? --
- Weymouth Bible

But you have dishonored the poor man. Don't the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts?
- World English Bible

But ye han dispisid the pore man. Whether riche men oppressen not you bi power, and thei drawen you to domes?
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye did dishonour the poor one; do not the rich oppress you and themselves draw you to judgment-seats;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for James 2:6

Wesley's Notes for James 2:6


2:6 Do not the rich often oppress you - By open violence; often drag you - Under colour of law.


People's Bible Notes for James 2:6


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.

Discussion for James 2:6

  • Ferdinand chinomnso on James 2:6
    The best demonstration of love is by GIVING, God demonstrated His love by Giving, therefore we can 't prove the love of God without our giving and sacrifices.
  • Charles Allen on James 2:6
    It cannot be disputed that oppression is directly linked to lack of love and respect for another human being. Any person who has financial riches and sees another person in need of food, clothing and shelter, and looks the other way is non other than a vicious abuser. How can a rich person who shuts his or her heart to the cries of the poor, talk about love and respect? Such a person is self centered and most certainly evil. Facing the truth, there are many of these who also call themselves Christians not knowing what perfect love is all about because they reject the truth of God 's Word for the sake of money.


 

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