James 2:7

“Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Doe not they blaspheme that worthy Name, by the which ye are called?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Do not they blaspheme the honorable name by which ye are called?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do they not say evil of the holy name which was given to you?
- Basic English Bible

And [do not] *they* blaspheme the excellent name which has been called upon you?
- Darby Bible

Do they not blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
- Webster's Bible

and the very people who speak evil of the noble Name by which you are called?
- Weymouth Bible

Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
- World English Bible

Whether thei blasfemen not the good name, that is clepid to help on you?
- Wycliffe Bible

do they not themselves speak evil of the good name that was called upon you?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 2:7

2:7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name - Of God and of Christ. The apostle speaks chiefly of rich heathens: but are Christians, so called, a whit behind them?

People's Bible Notes for James 2:7

Jas 2:7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by which you are called? The name of Christ. There is an allusion either to the fact that they were already called Christians, or that they were baptized in his name.

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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