New Living Translation
But you dishonor the poor! Isn't it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court?
King James Bible
But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
Darby Bible Translation
But ye have despised the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and do not they drag you before the tribunals?
World English Bible
But you have dishonored the poor man. Don't the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts?
Young's Literal Translation
and ye did dishonour the poor one; do not the rich oppress you and themselves draw you to judgment-seats;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:6 Do not the rich often oppress you - By open violence; often drag you - Under colour of law.
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.
The poor plead for mercy; the rich answer with insults.
Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.
The LORD comes forward to pronounce judgment on the elders and rulers of his people: "You have ruined Israel, my vineyard. Your houses are filled with things stolen from the poor.
But Saul was going everywhere to destroy the church. He went from house to house, dragging out both men and women to throw them into prison.
Her masters' hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities at the marketplace.
1 Corinthians 11:22
What? Don't you have your own homes for eating and drinking? Or do you really want to disgrace God's church and shame the poor? What am I supposed to say? Do you want me to praise you? Well, I certainly will not praise you for this!
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