James 4:12

“There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There is one Lawgiuer, who is able to saue, and to destroy: who art thou that iudgest another?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

There is {only} one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

One `only' is the lawgiver and judge, `even' he who is able to save and to destroy: but who art thou that judgest thy neighbor?
- American Standard Version (1901)

There is only one judge and law-giver, even he who has the power of salvation and of destruction; but who are you to be your neighbour's judge?
- Basic English Bible

One is the lawgiver and judge, who is able to save and to destroy: but who art *thou* who judgest thy neighbour?
- Darby Bible

There is one lawgiver, who is able to save, and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
- Webster's Bible

The only real Lawgiver and Judge is He who is able to save or to destroy. Who are you to sit in judgement on your fellow man?
- Weymouth Bible

Only one is the lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge another?
- World English Bible

But oon is makere of the lawe, and iuge, that may lese, and delyuere.
- Wycliffe Bible

one is the lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy; thou -- who art thou that dost judge the other?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 4:12


4:12 There is one lawgiver that is able - To execute the sentence he denounces. But who art thou - A poor, weak, dying worm.


People's Bible Notes for James 4:12


Jas 4:12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. The lawyer is God, the Almighty. Shall man judge him? Who art thou that judgest another? In disobedience to God who made the law which forbids it.

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