James 4:12
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

King James Bible
There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

American Standard Version
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?

Douay-Rheims Bible
There is one lawgiver, and judge, that is able to destroy and to deliver.

English Revised Version
One only is the lawgiver and judge, even he who is able to save and to destroy: but who art thou that judgest thy neighbour?

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

Weymouth New Testament
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?

James 4:12 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

There is one lawgiver (εἶς ἐστὶν ὁ νομοθέτης)

The A. V. fails to note the emphatic position of one. Better, Rev., one only is the lawgiver. Νομοθέτης, lawgiver, only here in New Testament.

But who art thou? (σὺ δὲ τίς εἶ)

According to the Greek order: but thou, who art thou?

James 4:12 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lawgiver.

Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.

able.

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul...

Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, which after he has killed has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you...

Hebrews 7:25 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

who.

1 Samuel 25:10 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse?...

Job 38:2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

Romans 2:1 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are that judge: for wherein you judge another, you condemn yourself...

Romans 9:20 No but, O man, who are you that reply against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus?

Romans 14:4,13 Who are you that judge another man's servant? to his own master he stands or falls. Yes, he shall be held up...

Cross References
Isaiah 33:22
For the LORD is our judge; the LORD is our lawgiver; the LORD is our king; he will save us.

Matthew 10:28
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Romans 14:4
Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.

James 5:9
Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.

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