James 1:27



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

King James Version

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Holman Bible

Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

International Standard Version

A religion that is pure and stainless according to God the Father is this: to take care of orphans and widows who are suffering, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

A Conservative Version

Pure religion and undefiled from God and the Father is this, to go help the orphaned and the widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

American Standard Version

Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Amplified

External religious worship [ religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world.

An Understandable Version

Religion that is pure and uncorrupted in the eyes of [our] God and Father involves taking care of orphans and widows in their distress and keeping oneself unstained by the world.

Anderson New Testament

Religion, pure and undefiled before God and the Father, is this: To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Bible in Basic English

The religion which is holy and free from evil in the eyes of our God and Father is this: to take care of children who have no fathers and of widows who are in trouble, and to keep oneself untouched by the world.

Common New Testament

Religion that is pure and undefiled in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

Daniel Mace New Testament

pure and unadulterated religion, in the eye of God our father, consists in taking care of orphans and widows in their distress: and in keeping clear of the vices of the age.

Darby Translation

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Godbey New Testament

Pure religion and undefiled with God even the Father is this, to relieve the orphans and widows in their affliction, and keep himself unspotted from the world.

Goodspeed New Testament

A religious observance that is pure and stainless in the sight of God the Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their trouble, and keep one's self unstained by the world.

John Wesley New Testament

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspoted from the world.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation and to keep thyself unspotted from this world.

Julia Smith Translation

Religion pure and unpolluted before God and the Father is this, To take a view of the orphans and widows in their pressure, to keep himself free from stain from the world.

King James 2000

Pure religion and undefiled before God the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep oneself unstained by the world.

Modern King James verseion

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit orphans and widows in their afflictions, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Pure devotion, and undefiled before God the father, is this: To visit the friendless, and widows in their adversity, and to keep himself unspotted of the world.

Moffatt New Testament

Pure, unsoiled religion in the judgment of God the Father means this: to care for orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself from the stain of the world.

Montgomery New Testament

and undefiled before our God and Father, to look after orphans and widows in their affliction, and ever to keep himself unspotted from the world.

NET Bible

Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

New Heart English Bible

Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

New simplified Bible

Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for the fatherless persons and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself without spot from the world.

Noyes New Testament

Pure religion and undefiled before God, the Father, is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep ones self unspotted from the world.

Sawyer New Testament

Pure religion and undefiled with the God and Father is this, to visit the orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep one's self unspotted from the world.

The Emphasized Bible

Religious observance, pure and undefiled with our God and Father, is, this - to be visiting orphans and widows in their affliction, unspotted, to keep, himself, from the world.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Pure religion and undefiled with God even the Father is this, To pay diligent attention to the orphans and widows in their affliction, and to preserve himself spotless from the world.

Twentieth Century New Testament

That religious observance which is pure and spotless in the eyes of God our Father is this--to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the world.

Webster

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Weymouth New Testament

The religious service which is pure and stainless in the sight of our God and Father is to visit fatherless children and widowed women in their time of trouble, and to keep one's own self unspotted from the world.

Williams New Testament

A religious worship that is pure and stainless in the sight of God the Father is this: To look after orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep one's own self unstained by the world.

World English Bible

Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

Worrell New Testament

A religion, pure and undefiled with our God and Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their tribulation, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Worsley New Testament

Pure and uncorrupt religion before God and our Father is this, to take care of orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Youngs Literal Translation

religion pure and undefiled with the God and Father is this, to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation -- unspotted to keep himself from the world.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
καθαρός 
Katharos 
Usage: 21

θρησκεία 
Threskeia 
Usage: 4

and





and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἀμίαντος 
amiantos 
Usage: 4

παρά 
Para 
of , with , from , by ... side , at , than ,
Usage: 145

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

the Father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this , these , he , the same , this man , she , they ,
Usage: 258

To visit
ἐπισκέπτομαι 
Episkeptomai 
Usage: 9

ὀρφανός 
Orphanos 
Usage: 1

χήρα 
Chera 
Usage: 18

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

θλίψις 
Thlipsis 
Usage: 33

and to keep
τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

ἄσπιλος 
Aspilos 
Usage: 4

ἀπό 
Apo 
from , of , out of , for , off , by , at , in , since 9 , on , not tr. , .
Usage: 490

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 1:27

Images James 1:27

Context Readings

Doers Of The Message, Not Just Hearers

26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.



Cross References

Isaiah 1:16-17

"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight Cease to do evil,

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

James 4:4

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Psalm 119:1

How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD.

Matthew 5:8

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 25:34-46

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Luke 1:6

They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.

Galatians 6:9-10

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

Colossians 3:1-3

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

1 Timothy 5:4

but if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

1 John 3:17-19

But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?

1 John 5:4-5

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.

1 John 5:18

We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.

Job 31:15-20

"Did not He who made me in the womb make him, And the same one fashion us in the womb?

Psalm 68:5

A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.

1 Timothy 1:5

But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Job 29:12-13

Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.

Isaiah 58:6-7

"Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke?

John 17:14-15

"I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Galatians 1:4

who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

Galatians 6:14

But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.



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