New Living Translation
doesn't this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?
King James Bible
Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Darby Bible Translation
have ye not made a difference among yourselves, and become judges having evil thoughts?
World English Bible
haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
Young's Literal Translation
ye did not judge fully in yourselves, and did become ill-reasoning judges.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:4 Ye distinguish not - To which the most respect is due, to the poor or to the rich. But are become evil - reasoning judges - You reason ill, and so judge wrong: for fine apparel is no proof of worth in him that wears it.
LibraryJames the Brother of the Lord.
He pistis choris ergon nekra estin.--James 2:26 Sources. I. Genuine sources: Acts 12:17; 15:13; 21:18; 1 Cor. 15:7; Gal. 1:19; 2:9, 12. Comp. James "the brother of the Lord," Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3; Gal. 1:19. The Epistle of James. II. Post-apostolic: Josephus: Ant. XX. 9, 1.--Hegesippus in Euseb. Hist. Ecc. II. ch. 23.--Jerome: Catal. vir. ill. c. 2, under "Jacobus." Epiphanius, Haer. XXIX. 4; XXX. 16; LXXVIII. 13 sq. III. Apocryphal: Protevangelium Jacobi, ed. in Greek by Tischendorf, in "Evangelia …
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I
The Jewish Christian Theology --I. James and the Gospel of Law.
Comenius and the Hidden Seed, 1627-1672.
Then the Lord said, "Learn a lesson from this unjust judge.
Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly."
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.
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