Biblical Commentary

  • James 1:17-27

    Be doers of the word, and not only hearers. Pure religion is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

  • James 2:1-17

    Don't hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partiality, favoring the rich above the poor. What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Faith, if it has no works, is dead.

  • James 3:1-12

    The tongue is little, but boasts great things. A small fire can spread to a large forest! The tongue is a fire. The tongue defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna.

  • James 3:13 — 4:3, 7-8a

    You ask, and don't receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

  • James 3:13 — 4:3, 7-8a

    You ask, and don't receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

  • James 5:7-10

    Be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Don't grumble against one another, so that you won't be judged. Don't swear, by heaven or by the earth, or by any other oath; but let your "yes” be "yes,” and your "no,” "no.”

  • James 5:13-20

    He who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.