James 2:5



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

King James Version

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?

Holman Bible

Listen, my dear brothers: Didn't God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him?

International Standard Version

Listen, my dear brothers! God has chosen the poor in the world to become rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who keep on loving him, has he not?

A Conservative Version

Listen, my beloved brothers, did not God choose the poor of the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he promised to those who love him?

American Standard Version

Hearken, my beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him?

Amplified

Listen, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and in their position as believers and to inherit the kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him?

An Understandable Version

Listen, my dearly loved brothers; did not God choose those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be wealthy in faith and to inherit the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

Anderson New Testament

Hear, my be loved brethren: Has not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which God has promised to those who love him?

Bible in Basic English

Give ear, my dear brothers; are not those who are poor in the things of this world marked out by God to have faith as their wealth, and for their heritage the kingdom which he has said he will give to those who have love for him?

Common New Testament

Listen, my beloved brethren: has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?

Daniel Mace New Testament

consider, my dear brethren, has not God chose the poor of this world to be rich by faith, and to inherit the kingdom he has promised to those who love him?

Darby Translation

Hear, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen the poor as to the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to them that love him?

Godbey New Testament

Hear, my beloved brethren. Has not God chosen the poor in the world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him with divine love?

Goodspeed New Testament

Listen, my dear brothers. Has not God chosen the world's poor to be rich in faith, and to possess the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?

John Wesley New Testament

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?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the poor of this world that they might be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those that love him?

Julia Smith Translation

Hear, my dearly beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the beggars of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them loving him?

King James 2000

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them that love him?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Listen, my dear brothers! Did not God choose the poor of the world [to be] rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him?

Modern King James verseion

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hearken, my dear beloved brethren, hath not God chosen the poor of this world, which are rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he promised to them that love him?

Moffatt New Testament

Listen, my beloved brothers; has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and to inherit the realm which he has promised to those who love him?

Montgomery New Testament

Listen, my dear brothers, has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and to inherit the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?

NET Bible

Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?

New Heart English Bible

Listen, my beloved brothers. Did not God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?

New simplified Bible

Listen, my dearly beloved brothers! Did God choose poor people in the world to be rich in faith and to receive the kingdom he promised to those who love him?

Noyes New Testament

Hearken, my beloved brethren. Did not God choose the poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him?

Sawyer New Testament

Hear, my beloved brothers. Has not God chosen the poor of the world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to those who love him?

The Emphasized Bible

Hearken! my brethren beloved: - Hath not, God, chosen the destitute in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Hear me, my beloved brethren. Hath not God elected the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to those who love him;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Listen, my dear Brothers. Has not God chosen those who are poor in the things of this world to be rich through their faith, and to possess the Kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?

Webster

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?

Weymouth New Testament

Listen, my dearly-loved brethren. Has not God chosen those whom the world regards as poor to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which He has promised to those that love Him?

Williams New Testament

Listen, my dearly loved brothers. Has not God chosen the poor of the world to be rich in faith and to possess the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

World English Bible

Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn't God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?

Worrell New Testament

Hearken, my beloved brethren, did not God choose the poor of the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to those who love Him?

Worsley New Testament

Hear, my beloved brethren; hath not God chosen the poor of this world who are rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which He hath promised to them that love Him? but ye have slighted the poor.

Youngs Literal Translation

Hearken, my brethren beloved, did not God choose the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the reign that He promised to those loving Him?

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my , me , mine , I , mine own
Usage: 313

G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

God
θεός 
theos 
God , god , godly , God-ward ,
Usage: 1151

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

the poor
πτωχός 
Ptochos 
Usage: 16

of this
τούτου 
Toutou 
Usage: 53

κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

πλούσιος 
Plousios 
Usage: 15

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

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

and

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

κληρονόμος 
Kleronomos 
Usage: 12

of the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ἐπαγγέλλω 
Epaggello 
Usage: 15

to them that

which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0

G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 2:5

Images James 2:5

Context Readings

Partiality Forbidden

4 have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives? 5 Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court?


Cross References

Matthew 5:3

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 6:20

And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Luke 12:21

"So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

Luke 12:32

"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.

James 1:12

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

Revelation 2:9

'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

2 Timothy 4:8

in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.

Matthew 25:34

"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.

1 Corinthians 1:26-28

For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.

Revelation 3:18

I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.

Revelation 21:7

"He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.

Exodus 20:6

but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Judges 9:7

Now when they told Jotham, he went and stood on the top of Mount Gerizim, and lifted his voice and called out. Thus he said to them, "Listen to me, O men of Shechem, that God may listen to you.

1 Samuel 2:30

"Therefore the LORD God of Israel declares, 'I did indeed say that your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever'; but now the LORD declares, 'Far be it from Me--for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be lightly esteemed.

1 Kings 22:28

Micaiah said, "If you indeed return safely the LORD has not spoken by me " And he said, "Listen, all you people."

Job 34:10

"Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to do wrong.

Job 34:19

Who shows no partiality to princes Nor regards the rich above the poor, For they all are the work of His hands?

Job 38:14

"It is changed like clay under the seal; And they stand forth like a garment.

Proverbs 7:24

Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 8:17-21

"I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

Proverbs 8:32

"Now therefore, O sons, listen to me, For blessed are they who keep my ways.

Isaiah 14:32

"How then will one answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it."

Isaiah 29:19

The afflicted also will increase their gladness in the LORD, And the needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Zephaniah 3:12

"But I will leave among you A humble and lowly people, And they will take refuge in the name of the LORD.

Zechariah 11:7

So I pastured the flock doomed to slaughter, hence the afflicted of the flock And I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Favor and the other I called Union; so I pastured the flock.

Zechariah 11:11

So it was broken on that day, and thus the afflicted of the flock who were watching me realized that it was the word of the LORD.

Matthew 11:5

the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.

Mark 7:14

After He called the crowd to Him again, He began saying to them, "Listen to Me, all of you, and understand:

Luke 9:57-58

As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, "I will follow You wherever You go."

Luke 16:22

"Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.

Luke 16:25

"But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony.

Luke 22:29

and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you

John 7:48

"No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?

Acts 7:2

And he said, "Hear me, brethren and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,

Romans 8:17

and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

1 Corinthians 2:9

but just as it is written, "THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM."

1 Corinthians 3:21-23

So then let no one boast in men For all things belong to you,

2 Corinthians 4:15

For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.

Ephesians 1:18

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 3:8

To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,

1 Thessalonians 2:12

so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

2 Thessalonians 1:5

This is a plain indication of God's righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.

1 Timothy 6:18

Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

2 Timothy 4:18

The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 11:26

considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.

James 1:9

But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position;

James 1:16

Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.

1 Peter 1:4

to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

2 Peter 1:11

for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.



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