Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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

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 prove yourselves doers of the word [actively and continually obeying God’s precepts], and not merely listeners [who hear the word but fail to internalize its meaning], deluding yourselves [by unsound reasoning contrary to the truth].

An Understandable Version

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

Anderson New Testament

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

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:

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 For this reason, putting away all dirty behaviour and the overweight of evil, take into your souls without pride the word which, being planted there, is able to give you salvation. 22 But be doers of the word, and not only hearers of it, blinding yourselves with false ideas. 23 Because if any man is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a glass;


Cross References

Romans 2:13

For it is not the hearers of the law who will be judged as having righteousness before God, but only the doers:

Matthew 12:50

For whoever does the pleasure of my Father in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Luke 6:46-48

Why do you say to me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

John 13:17

If these things are clear to you, happy are you if you do them.

Matthew 7:21-27

Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will go into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the pleasure of my Father in heaven.

Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to keep all the rules which I have given you: and see, I am ever with you, even to the end of the world.

Luke 11:28

But he said, More happy are they who give hearing to the word of God and keep it.

Luke 12:47-48

And the servant who had knowledge of his lord's desires and was not ready for him and did not do as he was ordered, will be given a great number of blows;

1 Corinthians 6:9

Have you not knowledge that evil-doers will have no part in the kingdom of God? Have no false ideas about this: no one who goes after the desires of the flesh, or gives worship to images, or is untrue when married, or is less than a man, or makes a wrong use of men,

1 Corinthians 15:33

Do not be tricked by false words: evil company does damage to good behaviour.

Galatians 6:3

For if a man has an idea that he is something when he is nothing, he is tricked by himself.

Galatians 6:7

Be not tricked; God is not made sport of: for whatever seed a man puts in, that will he get back as grain.

Philippians 4:8

For the rest, my brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things have honour, whatever things are upright, whatever things are holy, whatever things are beautiful, whatever things are of value, if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, give thought to these things.

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, in word or in act, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving praise to God the Father through him.

Titus 3:3

For in the past we were foolish, hard in heart, turned from the true way, servants of evil desires and pleasures, living in bad feeling and envy, hated and hating one another.

James 1:26

If a man seems to have religion and has no control over his tongue but lets himself be tricked by what is false, this man's religion is of no value.

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no man have a false idea. If any man seems to himself to be wise among you, let him become foolish, so that he may be wise.

James 2:14-20

What use is it, my brothers, for a man to say that he has faith, if he does nothing? will such a faith give him salvation?

James 4:17

The man who has knowledge of how to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

2 Peter 2:13

For the evil which overtakes them is the reward of their evil-doing: such men take their pleasure in the delights of the flesh even in the daytime; they are like the marks of a disease, like poisoned wounds among you, feasting together with you in joy;

1 John 1:8

If we say that we have no sin, we are false to ourselves and there is nothing true in us.

1 John 2:3

And by this we may be certain that we have knowledge of him, if we keep his laws.

1 John 3:7

My little children, let no man take you out of the true way: he who does righteousness is upright, even as he is upright;

3 John 1:11

My loved one, do not be copying what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God: he who does evil has not seen God.

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was forced down, the old snake, who is named the Evil One and Satan, by whom all the earth is turned from the right way; he was forced down to the earth, and his angels were forced down with him.

Revelation 22:7

See, I come quickly. A blessing on him who keeps the words of this book of the prophet.

Isaiah 44:20

As for him whose food is the dust of a dead fire, he has been turned from the way by a twisted mind, so that he is unable to keep himself safe by saying, What I have here in my hand is false.

Obadiah 1:3

You have been tricked by the pride of your heart, O you whose living-place is in the cracks of the rock, whose house is high up; who has said in his heart, Who will make me come down to earth?

2 Timothy 3:13

Evil and false men will become worse and worse, using deceit and themselves overcome by deceit.

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