Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

But you should not deceive yourselves by just listening [to God's word] instead of doing what the word teaches.

New American Standard Bible

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

King James Version

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Holman Bible

But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

International Standard Version

Keep on being obedient to the word, and not merely being hearers who deceive themselves.

A Conservative Version

But become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

American Standard Version

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves.

Amplified

But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth].

Anderson New Testament

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Bible in Basic English

But be doers of the word, and not only hearers of it, blinding yourselves with false ideas.

Common New Testament

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Don't delusively content your selves with being of the audience, but put what you hear in practice:

Darby Translation

But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, beguiling yourselves.

Godbey New Testament

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Goodspeed New Testament

Obey the message; do not merely listen to it, and deceive yourselves.

John Wesley New Testament

But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Julia Smith Translation

And be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

King James 2000

But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But be doers of the message and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves,

Modern King James verseion

But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And see that ye be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves with sophistry.

Moffatt New Testament

Act on the Word, instead of merely listening to it and deluding yourselves.

Montgomery New Testament

And become doers of the Word, and not merely hearers, deceiving yourselves.

NET Bible

But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves.

New Heart English Bible

But be doers of the word, and not only hearers, deluding your own selves.

Noyes New Testament

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Sawyer New Testament

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

The Emphasized Bible

Become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only - reasoning yourselves astray;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves by false reasoning.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Put that Message into practice, and do not merely listen to it--deceiving yourselves.

Webster

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Weymouth New Testament

But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves.

Williams New Testament

Keep on obeying this message; do not merely listen to it, and so deceive yourselves.

World English Bible

But be doers of the word, and not only hearers, deluding your own selves.

Worrell New Testament

And become doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding yourselves.

Worsley New Testament

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Youngs Literal Translation

and become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

be
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

ye doers
ποιητής 
Poietes 
Usage: 6

of the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

and

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

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

ἀκροατής 
Akroates 
Usage: 4

μόνον 
Monon 
only, alone, but
Usage: 62

παραλογίζομαι 
Paralogizomai 
Usage: 2

Images James 1:22

Prayers for James 1:22

Context Readings

Doers Of The Message, Not Just Hearers

21 Therefore, you should put away [from you] all moral filth and overflowing wickedness and humbly receive the word [of God], planted within you [by the Holy Spirit. See John 16:8], which is capable of saving your souls. 22 But you should not deceive yourselves by just listening [to God's word] instead of doing what the word teaches. 23 For if anyone is [only] a listener to the word and does not practice it, he is like a person who sees his natural face in a mirror,


Cross References

Romans 2:13

For [it is] not those who hear the law of Moses who are right with God, but [it is] those who obey [the requirements of] that law [perfectly] who will be considered right with God.

Matthew 12:50

"For whoever will do what my Father in heaven desires, is my brother and sister and mother."

Luke 6:46-48

And why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and [yet] not obey what I tell you to do?

John 13:17

If you know these things, you will be happy if you practice them.

Matthew 7:21-27

"Not every person who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven; but [only] that person who does what my Father in heaven requires.

Matthew 28:20

[Then] go on teaching them [i.e., these new converts] to obey everything I have commanded you and my presence will be with you always, even to the end of the age.

Luke 11:28

But Jesus said, "Yes, but those who listen to God's message and obey it are [more] blessed."

Luke 12:47-48

And that slave who knew what his master wanted, but did not make preparations [i.e., for his master's return], or do what his master wanted, will be whipped with many lashes.

1 Corinthians 6:9

Or, do you not know that evil people will not possess God's kingdom? Do not be misled: neither will sexually immoral people, nor idolaters, nor those who are sexually unfaithful to their mates, nor homosexual perverts. [Note: The Greek uses two words here, denoting both the passive and active partners in male homosexual acts].

1 Corinthians 15:33

Do not be fooled; bad company ruins good moral behavior.

Galatians 6:3

For any person who thinks he is someone [important], when he is really nothing, is self-deceived.

Galatians 6:7

Do not be deceived; God will not be fooled. Whatever a person does with his life, he will reap [the results of it].

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, give [careful] thought to these things: Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovable, whatever is commendable. If it is excellent; if it is praiseworthy; [think about it].

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, whether in [your] words or actions, do everything in the name [i.e., by the authority] of Christ, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Titus 3:3

For we [Christians] were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various kinds of [evil] desires and [sinful] pleasures. [We used to] live in malice and envy, hating people and being hated by them.

James 1:26

If anyone considers himself to be religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, this person is self-deceived and his religion is worthless.

1 Corinthians 3:18

No one should fool himself. If any person among you thinks he is smart, by human standards, he should become a "fool," so that he can become [really] wise.

James 2:14-20

What good is it, my brothers [and sisters], if a person says he has faith but does not have [good] deeds? Can such faith save him?

James 4:17

So, the person who knows the good [he ought] to be doing, but is not doing it, is sinning.

2 Peter 2:13

They suffer wrong themselves for doing wrong to other people. They consider it [especially] pleasurable to carry on their drunken revellings, [even] during the daytime. They become blots and blemishes [i.e., like spoiled food] in your fellowship meal, as they revel in their deceitful behavior.

1 John 1:8

If we claim to have no sinful practices [in our lives], we are self-deceived and are not being truthful about the matter.

1 John 2:3

And here is how we can be assured that we know Jesus [i.e., that we are saved]: [It is] by obeying what He commands us.

1 John 3:7

Little children [i.e., dear ones], do not allow anyone to lead you astray [from the truth]; the person who continues to do what is right is [considered by God as] righteous, even as Christ is righteous.

3 John 1:11

Dear [friend], do not imitate what is evil, but [only] what is good. The person who does what is good is [a child] of God; the one who does evil has not seen God [spiritually].

Revelation 12:9

Then the great dragon was thrown out [of heaven]; he is the snake from ancient times who is [also] called "the Devil," and "Satan," the deceiver of the entire world. He was thrown down to earth along with his angels.

Revelation 22:7

And listen, I [i.e., Christ] am coming quickly! The person who obeys the words of the prophecy of this book is blessed."

Revelation 22:7

And listen, I [i.e., Christ] am coming quickly! The person who obeys the words of the prophecy of this book is blessed."

Revelation 22:7

And listen, I [i.e., Christ] am coming quickly! The person who obeys the words of the prophecy of this book is blessed."

2 Timothy 3:13

But evil people and impostors will go from bad to worse [in their behavior], deceiving people and being deceived by them.

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