New International Version
Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.
King James Bible
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
Darby Bible Translation
Now if a brother or a sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
World English Bible
And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food,
Young's Literal Translation
and if a brother or sister may be naked, and may be destitute of the daily food,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If a brother or sister be naked - That is, ill-clothed; for γυμνος, naked, has this meaning in several parts of the New Testament, signifying bad clothing, or the want of some particular article of dress. See Matthew 25:36, Matthew 25:38, Matthew 25:43, Matthew 25:44, and John 21:7. It has the same comparative signification in most languages.
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"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."--James 2:17. WHATEVER the statement of James may be, it could never have been his intention to contradict the gospel. It could never be possible that the Holy Spirit would say one thing in one place, and another in another. Statements of Paul and of James must be reconciled, and if they were not, I would be prepared sooner to throw overboard the statement of James than that of Paul. Luther did so, I think, most unjustifiably. If you ask …
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For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
John answered, "Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same."
1 John 3:17
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
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