> DISCLAIMER: Church of the Great God (CGG) provides these resources to aid the individual in studying the Bible. 4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? You do well. It is, then, the same as though he had said, “The good name in which ye glory, or which ye deem it an honor to be called by; but if they proudly calumniate the glory of God, how unworthy are they of being honored by Christians!”. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing James 2:7: Matthew 23:23 Luke : James 2:6 : James 2:8 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. However, it is up to the individual to "prove all things, and hold fast to that which is good" (I Thessalonians 5:21). 5:6); James 3:13 and I will show you my faith by my works. No entry exists in People's Commentary (NT) for James 2:7. Commentary on 1 John 2:24-29 (Read 1 John 2:24-29) The truth of Christ, abiding in us, is a means to sever from sin, and unites us to the Son of God, John 15:3,4. Chapter 3. James 2:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 2:7, NIV: "Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?" James 1 Commentary. -, "And all too often they are the ones who laugh at Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear", "James was not denouncing wealth per se as evil. Even the demons believe—and tremble! To disrespect the poor is to disrespect God and God’s plan for the poor. It is, then, the same as though he had said, “The good name in which ye glory, or which ye deem it an honor to be called by; but if they proudly calumniate the glory of God, how unworthy are they of being honored by Christians!”. James states that by making distinctions based on outward factors, the church has dishonored the poor man. Chapter 1. He was arguing against favoritism of any kind", and indicates a time in which the name, starting from Antioch, had become general throughout the, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books. James wants to grab their attention on this issue. James 2:8, ESV: "If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well." James 1:9-11 Commentary. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. James 2:7. This is a category that those who are not poor give very little attention. But in this group, each Christian is taking bold steps towin others to Christ. Neither was he advocating reverse discrimination, whereby the poor are to be favored at the expense of the rich. Revelation 2:7 NKJV “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The Argument. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. despised—literally, "dishonored." It is evident that these were Jews of whom St. James speaks; no Christians in these early times could have acted the part here mentioned. James 1:7-8 Commentary. Learn more Start my trial Back . (baptism) . To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Howpassionate do you suppose their conversation will be? Yet some in the church were showing more respect to these, than to the poor brothers!!! In Hebrew, הם . Do they not (even) blaspheme that fair name which has been called upon you? 3: 10-12). It was the rich Jewish leaders as a class that blasphemed the name of Jesus and said he was a phony (fraud) who deserved the death he died. Ex 20:7, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”. There were, no doubt, honest, considerate men of wealth, just as there were poor scoundrels. 6 But ye have despised the poor. Neither was he advocating reverse discrimination, whereby the poor are to be favored at the expense of the rich. James 1:2-7 New International Version (NIV) Trials and Temptations. The Epistle Of James Introduction To The Epistle INTRODUCTION 1. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Do they not blaspheme that worthy name? Adam Clarke Commentary. i. “James represents men’s lust as a harlot, which entices their understanding and will into its impure embraces, and from that conjunction conceives sin. Jude 14-16. James 1:5-6 Commentary. The world's judgment of the poor contrasted with God's. James is not teaching th… . These are they who act both with open violence, and yet with the appearance of justice.— … Jude 3-4. For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. Try it for 30 days FREE. 19 You believe that there is one God. Commentary on James. Again, we must keep in mind that James is speaking here in generalities. 1 of 1. 2 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. Resch (op cit. (baptism) . James often treats the matter of incongruity and shows that one cannot do two contradictory matters at the same time (cp. . Psalms 2:7 Context. Jude 1-2. 2 e Count it all joy, my brothers, 2 when you meet trials f of various kinds, 3 for you know that g the testing of your faith h produces steadfastness. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, [] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. ], 7Worthy, or good name. It was the rich Jewish leaders as a class that blasphemed the name of Jesus and said he was a phony (fraud) who deserved the death he died. 7. First Peter. James 1:22-24 Commentary. Testing of Your Faith. 3. 1. Chapter 2. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” # Col. 1:6; 1 Thess. Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called? In the passage before us, the omission of all mention of the name, which would have come in very naturally, betrays Jewish usage; as Taylor truly remarks (Pirqe Aboth., p. 66): “A feeling of reverence leads the Jews to avoid, as far as possible, all mention of the Names of God. p. 193) quotes a very interesting passage from Agathangelus, chap. And he says, by, or, on, the which ye are called; not in prayer, as Scripture is wont sometimes to speak, but by profession; as the name of a father, in Genesis 48:16, is said to be called on his offspring, and in Isaiah 4:1, the name of a husband is called on the wife. -, "And all too often they are the ones who laugh at Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear", "James was not denouncing wealth per se as evil. James Greeting. This feeling is manifested ’ in their post-canonical literature, even with regard to less sacred, and not incommunicable Divine names. James strongly appeals to readers he loves very much to consider God’s viewpoint toward the poor. James 1:21 Commentary. Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? James 2:7 Context. 73, in which these words occur: ’ , . No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for James 2:7. Chapter 1. . 6:10 Show me your faith without your works, # (Gal. Learn more. James 2:7, ESV: "Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?" James 2:7. James 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of … (7) Do not they blaspheme . 7. I doubt not but that he refers here to the name of God and of Christ. This feeling is manifested ’ in their post-canonical literature, even with regard to less sacred, and not incommunicable Divine names. Chapter 2. 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. James 1:25 Commentary. In the Talmud and Midrash, and (with the exception of the Prayer Books) in the Rabbinic writings generally, it is the custom to abstain from using the Biblical names of God, excepting in citations from the Bible; and even when Elohim is necessarily brought in, it is often intentionally misspelt ’” It should be noted that this phrase only occurs once elsewhere in the N.T., and there in a quotation from the O.T., quoted by St. James in Acts 15:17. Sermons from James Three Signs Your Religion is Real (James 1:26-27) The Sixth Law: There is No Growth Without Struggle (James 1:2-4) What Was That I Never Heard You Say? The Argument. (James 1:19) Handbook for Hard Times (James 1:1-4) How to Receive God's Wisdom (James 1:5-8) What Money Can't Do (James 1:9-11) How to be Blessed by God (James 1:12) 1:3; Heb. They are actually doing evangelism, not justtalking about it. Commentary on James 2:14-26 (Read James 2:14-26) Those are wrong who put a mere notional belief of the gospel for the whole of evangelical religion, as many now do. These letters were sent out as circular epistles to be passed around and read in several locations. James 2 King James Version (KJV). James 2:7. by the which ye are called? James 1:19-20 Commentary. James 1 James 3 ... Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. James 1:16-18 Commentary. In the case of our study, James shows that one cannot correctly profess to be a Christian, subscribing to the faith producing teaching of Jesus and at the same time have sinful respect of persons. It is not too difficult to visualize how differentlyeach group might present their belief… Jude 20-25. The Argument. James 1:12 Commentary. . My brethren, do not hold … [The synagogue was the center of Jewish life, and would be used for both Jewish and Christian worship at this time. 1 a James, a servant 1 of God and b of the Lord Jesus Christ, To c the twelve tribes in d the Dispersion: Greetings. Blaspheme that worthy name - They took every occasion to asperse the Christian name and the Christian faith, and have been, from the beginning to the present day, famous for their blasphemies against Christ and his religion. Resch (op cit. Chapter 4 Chapter 5. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 2:1-12 EXEGESIS: EPIPHANY: The word epiphany means an appearance or manifestation, particularly of a divine being—or an illuminating discovery, especially one that comes unexpectedly.. Epiphany marks the first manifestation of Jesus to the Gentiles. I doubt not but that he refers here to the name of God and of Christ. The Book of James – A Detailed Commentary Basic Training Bible Ministries Page 2 Introduction to James Background of the Book The Epistle of James is one of the general epistles, including 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2 and 3 John, and Jude. When we dishonor the poor, we cast aspersion on the name of God because the poor wear His name. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Do they not blaspheme that worthy name? And he says, by, or, on, the which ye are called; not in prayer, as Scripture is wont sometimes to speak, but by profession; as the name of a father, in Genesis 48:16, is said to be called on his offspring, and in Isaiah 4:1, the name of a husband is called on the wife. James 2:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 2:8, NIV: "If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, 'Love your neighbor as yourself,' you are doing right." 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. Yet some in the church were showing more respect to these, than to the poor brothers!!! James 2:7, KJV: "Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?" James 1:2 Commentary. [The synagogue was the center of Jewish life, and would be used for both Jewish and Christian worship at this time. For He who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." James 1:3-4 Commentary. 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Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing James 2:7: Matthew 23:23 Luke : James 2:6 : James 2:8 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. However, it is up to the individual to "prove all things, and hold fast to that which is good" (I Thessalonians 5:21). 5:6); James 3:13 and I will show you my faith by my works. No entry exists in People's Commentary (NT) for James 2:7. Commentary on 1 John 2:24-29 (Read 1 John 2:24-29) The truth of Christ, abiding in us, is a means to sever from sin, and unites us to the Son of God, John 15:3,4. Chapter 3. James 2:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 2:7, NIV: "Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?" James 1 Commentary. -, "And all too often they are the ones who laugh at Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear", "James was not denouncing wealth per se as evil. Even the demons believe—and tremble! To disrespect the poor is to disrespect God and God’s plan for the poor. It is, then, the same as though he had said, “The good name in which ye glory, or which ye deem it an honor to be called by; but if they proudly calumniate the glory of God, how unworthy are they of being honored by Christians!”. James states that by making distinctions based on outward factors, the church has dishonored the poor man. Chapter 1. He was arguing against favoritism of any kind", and indicates a time in which the name, starting from Antioch, had become general throughout the, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books. James wants to grab their attention on this issue. James 2:8, ESV: "If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well." James 1:9-11 Commentary. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. James 2:7. This is a category that those who are not poor give very little attention. But in this group, each Christian is taking bold steps towin others to Christ. Neither was he advocating reverse discrimination, whereby the poor are to be favored at the expense of the rich. Revelation 2:7 NKJV “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The Argument. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. despised—literally, "dishonored." It is evident that these were Jews of whom St. James speaks; no Christians in these early times could have acted the part here mentioned. James 1:7-8 Commentary. Learn more Start my trial Back . (baptism) . To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Howpassionate do you suppose their conversation will be? Yet some in the church were showing more respect to these, than to the poor brothers!!! In Hebrew, הם . Do they not (even) blaspheme that fair name which has been called upon you? 3: 10-12). It was the rich Jewish leaders as a class that blasphemed the name of Jesus and said he was a phony (fraud) who deserved the death he died. Ex 20:7, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”. There were, no doubt, honest, considerate men of wealth, just as there were poor scoundrels. 6 But ye have despised the poor. Neither was he advocating reverse discrimination, whereby the poor are to be favored at the expense of the rich. James 1:2-7 New International Version (NIV) Trials and Temptations. The Epistle Of James Introduction To The Epistle INTRODUCTION 1. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Do they not blaspheme that worthy name? Adam Clarke Commentary. i. “James represents men’s lust as a harlot, which entices their understanding and will into its impure embraces, and from that conjunction conceives sin. Jude 14-16. James 1:5-6 Commentary. The world's judgment of the poor contrasted with God's. James is not teaching th… . These are they who act both with open violence, and yet with the appearance of justice.— … Jude 3-4. For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. Try it for 30 days FREE. 19 You believe that there is one God. Commentary on James. Again, we must keep in mind that James is speaking here in generalities. 1 of 1. 2 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. Resch (op cit. (baptism) . James often treats the matter of incongruity and shows that one cannot do two contradictory matters at the same time (cp. . Psalms 2:7 Context. Jude 1-2. 2 e Count it all joy, my brothers, 2 when you meet trials f of various kinds, 3 for you know that g the testing of your faith h produces steadfastness. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, [] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. ], 7Worthy, or good name. It was the rich Jewish leaders as a class that blasphemed the name of Jesus and said he was a phony (fraud) who deserved the death he died. 7. First Peter. James 1:22-24 Commentary. Testing of Your Faith. 3. 1. Chapter 2. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” # Col. 1:6; 1 Thess. Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called? In the passage before us, the omission of all mention of the name, which would have come in very naturally, betrays Jewish usage; as Taylor truly remarks (Pirqe Aboth., p. 66): “A feeling of reverence leads the Jews to avoid, as far as possible, all mention of the Names of God. p. 193) quotes a very interesting passage from Agathangelus, chap. And he says, by, or, on, the which ye are called; not in prayer, as Scripture is wont sometimes to speak, but by profession; as the name of a father, in Genesis 48:16, is said to be called on his offspring, and in Isaiah 4:1, the name of a husband is called on the wife. -, "And all too often they are the ones who laugh at Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear", "James was not denouncing wealth per se as evil. James Greeting. This feeling is manifested ’ in their post-canonical literature, even with regard to less sacred, and not incommunicable Divine names. James strongly appeals to readers he loves very much to consider God’s viewpoint toward the poor. James 1:21 Commentary. Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? James 2:7 Context. 73, in which these words occur: ’ , . No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for James 2:7. Chapter 1. . 6:10 Show me your faith without your works, # (Gal. Learn more. James 2:7, ESV: "Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?" James 2:7. James 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of … (7) Do not they blaspheme . 7. I doubt not but that he refers here to the name of God and of Christ. This feeling is manifested ’ in their post-canonical literature, even with regard to less sacred, and not incommunicable Divine names. Chapter 2. 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. James 1:25 Commentary. In the Talmud and Midrash, and (with the exception of the Prayer Books) in the Rabbinic writings generally, it is the custom to abstain from using the Biblical names of God, excepting in citations from the Bible; and even when Elohim is necessarily brought in, it is often intentionally misspelt ’” It should be noted that this phrase only occurs once elsewhere in the N.T., and there in a quotation from the O.T., quoted by St. James in Acts 15:17. Sermons from James Three Signs Your Religion is Real (James 1:26-27) The Sixth Law: There is No Growth Without Struggle (James 1:2-4) What Was That I Never Heard You Say? The Argument. (James 1:19) Handbook for Hard Times (James 1:1-4) How to Receive God's Wisdom (James 1:5-8) What Money Can't Do (James 1:9-11) How to be Blessed by God (James 1:12) 1:3; Heb. They are actually doing evangelism, not justtalking about it. Commentary on James 2:14-26 (Read James 2:14-26) Those are wrong who put a mere notional belief of the gospel for the whole of evangelical religion, as many now do. These letters were sent out as circular epistles to be passed around and read in several locations. James 2 King James Version (KJV). James 2:7. by the which ye are called? James 1:19-20 Commentary. James 1 James 3 ... Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. James 1:16-18 Commentary. In the case of our study, James shows that one cannot correctly profess to be a Christian, subscribing to the faith producing teaching of Jesus and at the same time have sinful respect of persons. It is not too difficult to visualize how differentlyeach group might present their belief… Jude 20-25. The Argument. James 1:12 Commentary. . My brethren, do not hold … [The synagogue was the center of Jewish life, and would be used for both Jewish and Christian worship at this time. 1 a James, a servant 1 of God and b of the Lord Jesus Christ, To c the twelve tribes in d the Dispersion: Greetings. Blaspheme that worthy name - They took every occasion to asperse the Christian name and the Christian faith, and have been, from the beginning to the present day, famous for their blasphemies against Christ and his religion. Resch (op cit. Chapter 4 Chapter 5. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 2:1-12 EXEGESIS: EPIPHANY: The word epiphany means an appearance or manifestation, particularly of a divine being—or an illuminating discovery, especially one that comes unexpectedly.. Epiphany marks the first manifestation of Jesus to the Gentiles. I doubt not but that he refers here to the name of God and of Christ. The Book of James – A Detailed Commentary Basic Training Bible Ministries Page 2 Introduction to James Background of the Book The Epistle of James is one of the general epistles, including 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2 and 3 John, and Jude. When we dishonor the poor, we cast aspersion on the name of God because the poor wear His name. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Do they not blaspheme that worthy name? And he says, by, or, on, the which ye are called; not in prayer, as Scripture is wont sometimes to speak, but by profession; as the name of a father, in Genesis 48:16, is said to be called on his offspring, and in Isaiah 4:1, the name of a husband is called on the wife. James 2:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 2:8, NIV: "If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, 'Love your neighbor as yourself,' you are doing right." 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. Yet some in the church were showing more respect to these, than to the poor brothers!!! James 2:7, KJV: "Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?" James 1:2 Commentary. [The synagogue was the center of Jewish life, and would be used for both Jewish and Christian worship at this time. For He who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." James 1:3-4 Commentary. 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5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? James 1:1 Commentary. ], 7Worthy, or good name. Commentary on Jude. James 2 – A Living Faith in the Life of the Church A. Partiality and discrimination in the family of God. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. To dishonor the poor is to dishonor those whom God honors, and so to invert the order of God [Calvin]. Jude 17-19. —To “blaspheme” is to hurt with the tongue, and includes all manner of evil speech; but a more exclusive use of the word is with regard to things divine, and particularly the unpardonable sin against the Holy Ghost (Matthew 12:31).A moment’s reflection will show, unhappily, that this is alluded to in the text. The “noble name” is the name of Christ. Thereby the promise of eternal life is made sure. p. 193) quotes a very interesting passage from Agathangelus, chap. James 1:13-15 Commentary. The description of the conduct of the rich is still continued; they not only do violence to Christians, but they even revile the holy name of Christ. Question: "What does it mean to count it all joy (James 1:2)?" Jude 8-10. Commentary on Second Peter. It signals that God loves Gentiles as well as Jews—that God’s plan of salvation includes Gentiles too. ye—Christians, from whom better things might have been expected; there is no marvel that men of the world do so. 73, in which these words occur: ’ , . (1) The principle established. Scripture Translations. The apostle mentions this, not to excite the godly to envy, but to show the unworthiness of the rich.— αὐτοὶ, these) The demonstrative pronoun, as in James 2:7. Sin, being brought forth, immediately acts, and is nourished by frequent repetition, until at length it gains such strength that in its turn it begets death. Chapter 3. The members ofanother small group Bible study also meet to discuss personalevangelism. Ideally, the older we are, the more mature we should be; but too often the ideal does not become the real! Douglas J. Moo, in his commentary on James, writes about the background of the epistle: “The epistle of James has had a controversial history.Along with 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2 and 3 John, and Jude, it belongs to that category of New Testament epistles called ‘general’ or ‘catholic’ (in the sense of ‘universal’) (See catholic epistles). In the Talmud and Midrash, and (with the exception of the Prayer Books) in the Rabbinic writings generally, it is the custom to abstain from using the Biblical names of God, excepting in citations from the Bible; and even when Elohim is necessarily brought in, it is often intentionally misspelt ’” It should be noted that this phrase only occurs once elsewhere in the N.T., and there in a quotation from the O.T., quoted by St. James in Acts 15:17. They are the ones. Jude 11-13. Text Commentaries by John MacArthur John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB HNV Jude 5-7. Not everybody who grows old, grows up; there is a vast difference between age and maturity 2. Authorship and which, as before, may design either unbelieving rich men, whether among Jews, or Gentiles, who blasphemed and cursed the name of Christ, and compelled others to do so likewise; or such who professed the Christian religion, who by their supercilious and disdainful treatment of their poor brethren, and by their dragging of them to the tribunals of the Heathens, and … Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called? What value should we put upon gospel truth! He was arguing against favoritism of any kind", and indicates a time in which the name, starting from Antioch, had become general throughout the, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books. Compare Acts 2:46; Acts 21:20. James 2:7, NASB: "Do they not blaspheme the fair … In the passage before us, the omission of all mention of the name, which would have come in very naturally, betrays Jewish usage; as Taylor truly remarks (Pirqe Aboth., p. 66): “A feeling of reverence leads the Jews to avoid, as far as possible, all mention of the Names of God. James … Then he asks two rhetorical questions, based on their current circumstances, to show that by aligning themselves with the rich against the poor, they are siding with God’s enemies, who are also their own enemies. They are the ones. Themembers of a small group Bible study gather to discuss personalevangelism, none of whom have ever persistently shared their faith. James 2:6 : James 2:8 >> DISCLAIMER: Church of the Great God (CGG) provides these resources to aid the individual in studying the Bible. 4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? You do well. It is, then, the same as though he had said, “The good name in which ye glory, or which ye deem it an honor to be called by; but if they proudly calumniate the glory of God, how unworthy are they of being honored by Christians!”. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing James 2:7: Matthew 23:23 Luke : James 2:6 : James 2:8 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. However, it is up to the individual to "prove all things, and hold fast to that which is good" (I Thessalonians 5:21). 5:6); James 3:13 and I will show you my faith by my works. No entry exists in People's Commentary (NT) for James 2:7. Commentary on 1 John 2:24-29 (Read 1 John 2:24-29) The truth of Christ, abiding in us, is a means to sever from sin, and unites us to the Son of God, John 15:3,4. Chapter 3. James 2:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 2:7, NIV: "Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?" James 1 Commentary. -, "And all too often they are the ones who laugh at Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear", "James was not denouncing wealth per se as evil. Even the demons believe—and tremble! To disrespect the poor is to disrespect God and God’s plan for the poor. It is, then, the same as though he had said, “The good name in which ye glory, or which ye deem it an honor to be called by; but if they proudly calumniate the glory of God, how unworthy are they of being honored by Christians!”. James states that by making distinctions based on outward factors, the church has dishonored the poor man. Chapter 1. He was arguing against favoritism of any kind", and indicates a time in which the name, starting from Antioch, had become general throughout the, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books. James wants to grab their attention on this issue. James 2:8, ESV: "If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well." James 1:9-11 Commentary. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. James 2:7. This is a category that those who are not poor give very little attention. But in this group, each Christian is taking bold steps towin others to Christ. Neither was he advocating reverse discrimination, whereby the poor are to be favored at the expense of the rich. Revelation 2:7 NKJV “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The Argument. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. despised—literally, "dishonored." It is evident that these were Jews of whom St. James speaks; no Christians in these early times could have acted the part here mentioned. James 1:7-8 Commentary. Learn more Start my trial Back . (baptism) . To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Howpassionate do you suppose their conversation will be? Yet some in the church were showing more respect to these, than to the poor brothers!!! In Hebrew, הם . Do they not (even) blaspheme that fair name which has been called upon you? 3: 10-12). It was the rich Jewish leaders as a class that blasphemed the name of Jesus and said he was a phony (fraud) who deserved the death he died. Ex 20:7, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”. There were, no doubt, honest, considerate men of wealth, just as there were poor scoundrels. 6 But ye have despised the poor. Neither was he advocating reverse discrimination, whereby the poor are to be favored at the expense of the rich. James 1:2-7 New International Version (NIV) Trials and Temptations. The Epistle Of James Introduction To The Epistle INTRODUCTION 1. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Do they not blaspheme that worthy name? Adam Clarke Commentary. i. “James represents men’s lust as a harlot, which entices their understanding and will into its impure embraces, and from that conjunction conceives sin. Jude 14-16. James 1:5-6 Commentary. The world's judgment of the poor contrasted with God's. James is not teaching th… . These are they who act both with open violence, and yet with the appearance of justice.— … Jude 3-4. For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. Try it for 30 days FREE. 19 You believe that there is one God. Commentary on James. Again, we must keep in mind that James is speaking here in generalities. 1 of 1. 2 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. Resch (op cit. (baptism) . James often treats the matter of incongruity and shows that one cannot do two contradictory matters at the same time (cp. . Psalms 2:7 Context. Jude 1-2. 2 e Count it all joy, my brothers, 2 when you meet trials f of various kinds, 3 for you know that g the testing of your faith h produces steadfastness. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, [] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. ], 7Worthy, or good name. It was the rich Jewish leaders as a class that blasphemed the name of Jesus and said he was a phony (fraud) who deserved the death he died. 7. First Peter. James 1:22-24 Commentary. Testing of Your Faith. 3. 1. Chapter 2. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” # Col. 1:6; 1 Thess. Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called? In the passage before us, the omission of all mention of the name, which would have come in very naturally, betrays Jewish usage; as Taylor truly remarks (Pirqe Aboth., p. 66): “A feeling of reverence leads the Jews to avoid, as far as possible, all mention of the Names of God. p. 193) quotes a very interesting passage from Agathangelus, chap. And he says, by, or, on, the which ye are called; not in prayer, as Scripture is wont sometimes to speak, but by profession; as the name of a father, in Genesis 48:16, is said to be called on his offspring, and in Isaiah 4:1, the name of a husband is called on the wife. -, "And all too often they are the ones who laugh at Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear", "James was not denouncing wealth per se as evil. James Greeting. This feeling is manifested ’ in their post-canonical literature, even with regard to less sacred, and not incommunicable Divine names. James strongly appeals to readers he loves very much to consider God’s viewpoint toward the poor. James 1:21 Commentary. Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? James 2:7 Context. 73, in which these words occur: ’ , . No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for James 2:7. Chapter 1. . 6:10 Show me your faith without your works, # (Gal. Learn more. James 2:7, ESV: "Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?" James 2:7. James 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of … (7) Do not they blaspheme . 7. I doubt not but that he refers here to the name of God and of Christ. This feeling is manifested ’ in their post-canonical literature, even with regard to less sacred, and not incommunicable Divine names. Chapter 2. 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. James 1:25 Commentary. In the Talmud and Midrash, and (with the exception of the Prayer Books) in the Rabbinic writings generally, it is the custom to abstain from using the Biblical names of God, excepting in citations from the Bible; and even when Elohim is necessarily brought in, it is often intentionally misspelt ’” It should be noted that this phrase only occurs once elsewhere in the N.T., and there in a quotation from the O.T., quoted by St. James in Acts 15:17. Sermons from James Three Signs Your Religion is Real (James 1:26-27) The Sixth Law: There is No Growth Without Struggle (James 1:2-4) What Was That I Never Heard You Say? The Argument. (James 1:19) Handbook for Hard Times (James 1:1-4) How to Receive God's Wisdom (James 1:5-8) What Money Can't Do (James 1:9-11) How to be Blessed by God (James 1:12) 1:3; Heb. They are actually doing evangelism, not justtalking about it. Commentary on James 2:14-26 (Read James 2:14-26) Those are wrong who put a mere notional belief of the gospel for the whole of evangelical religion, as many now do. These letters were sent out as circular epistles to be passed around and read in several locations. James 2 King James Version (KJV). James 2:7. by the which ye are called? James 1:19-20 Commentary. James 1 James 3 ... Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. James 1:16-18 Commentary. In the case of our study, James shows that one cannot correctly profess to be a Christian, subscribing to the faith producing teaching of Jesus and at the same time have sinful respect of persons. It is not too difficult to visualize how differentlyeach group might present their belief… Jude 20-25. The Argument. James 1:12 Commentary. . My brethren, do not hold … [The synagogue was the center of Jewish life, and would be used for both Jewish and Christian worship at this time. 1 a James, a servant 1 of God and b of the Lord Jesus Christ, To c the twelve tribes in d the Dispersion: Greetings. Blaspheme that worthy name - They took every occasion to asperse the Christian name and the Christian faith, and have been, from the beginning to the present day, famous for their blasphemies against Christ and his religion. Resch (op cit. Chapter 4 Chapter 5. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 2:1-12 EXEGESIS: EPIPHANY: The word epiphany means an appearance or manifestation, particularly of a divine being—or an illuminating discovery, especially one that comes unexpectedly.. Epiphany marks the first manifestation of Jesus to the Gentiles. I doubt not but that he refers here to the name of God and of Christ. The Book of James – A Detailed Commentary Basic Training Bible Ministries Page 2 Introduction to James Background of the Book The Epistle of James is one of the general epistles, including 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2 and 3 John, and Jude. When we dishonor the poor, we cast aspersion on the name of God because the poor wear His name. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Do they not blaspheme that worthy name? And he says, by, or, on, the which ye are called; not in prayer, as Scripture is wont sometimes to speak, but by profession; as the name of a father, in Genesis 48:16, is said to be called on his offspring, and in Isaiah 4:1, the name of a husband is called on the wife. James 2:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 2:8, NIV: "If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, 'Love your neighbor as yourself,' you are doing right." 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. Yet some in the church were showing more respect to these, than to the poor brothers!!! James 2:7, KJV: "Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?" James 1:2 Commentary. [The synagogue was the center of Jewish life, and would be used for both Jewish and Christian worship at this time. For He who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." James 1:3-4 Commentary. 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