New Living Translation
Aren't they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear?
King James Bible
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
Darby Bible Translation
And do not they blaspheme the excellent name which has been called upon you?
World English Bible
Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
Young's Literal Translation
do they not themselves speak evil of the good name that was called upon you?
James 2:7 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name - Of God and of Christ. The apostle speaks chiefly of rich heathens: but are Christians, so called, a whit behind them?
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.
Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them.'"
When he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. Both of them stayed there with the church for a full year, teaching large crowds of people. (It was at Antioch that the believers were first called Christians.)
so that the rest of humanity might seek the LORD, including the Gentiles--all those I have called to be mine. The LORD has spoken--
1 Peter 4:16
But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!
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