English Standard Version
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.
King James Bible
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
American Standard Version
Therewith bless we the Lord and Father; and therewith curse we men, who are made after the likeness of God:
By it we bless God and the Father: and by it we curse men, who are made after the likeness of God.
English Revised Version
Therewith bless we the Lord and Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the likeness of God:
Webster's Bible Translation
With this we bless God, even the Father; and with this we curse men, who are made after the similitude of God.
Weymouth New Testament
With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in God's likeness.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
God, even the Father (τὸν Θεὸν καὶ πατέρα)
The proper reading is τὸν Κύριον, the Lord, and the καὶ, and, is simply connective. Read, therefore, as Rev., the Lord and Father. This combination of terms for God is uncommon. See James 1:27.
Not who, which would designate personally certain men; whereas James designates them generically.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
1 Corinthians 11:7
For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
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