Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but one who does good works—this person will be blessed in what he does.

New American Standard Bible

But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.

King James Version

But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

International Standard Version

But the one who looks at the perfect law of freedom and remains committed to it thereby demonstrating that he is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of what that law requires will be blessed in what he does.

A Conservative Version

But he who stooped to look into the perfect law, the one of liberty, and who remained, this man, who did not become a forgetful hearer but a doer of work, this man will be blessed in his doing.

American Standard Version

But he that looketh into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and'so continueth, being not a hearer that forgetteth but a doer that worketh, this man shall be blessed in his doing.

Amplified

But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).

An Understandable Version

But the person who looks closely into the perfect law that brings freedom, and continues to do so, is not a listener who forgets [what he hears], but someone who does the work [it requires]. This person will be blessed for doing so.

Anderson New Testament

But he that looks intently into the perfect law of liberty, and remains constant, being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, he shall be blessed in his deed.

Bible in Basic English

But he who goes on looking into the true law which makes him free, being not a hearer without memory but a doer putting it into effect, this man will have a blessing on his acts.

Common New Testament

But one who looks intently into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but a doer that acts, this man will be blessed in what he does.

Daniel Mace New Testament

whereas, he that attentively considers the perfect law of liberty, and is attach'd thereto, he is not a forgetful hearer, but reduces it to practice, and his conduct is crown'd with hapiness.

Darby Translation

But he that fixes his view on the perfect law, that of liberty, and abides in it, being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, he shall be blessed in his doing.

Godbey New Testament

But the one having looked into the perfect law which is the law of liberty, and having remained in it, not being a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, he shall be happy in his work.

Goodspeed New Testament

But whoever looks at the faultless law that makes men free and keeps looking, so that he does not just listen and forget, but obeys and acts upon it, will be blessed in what he does.

John Wesley New Testament

But whoso looketh diligently into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and continueth therein, this man being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the word, this man shall be happy in his doing.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But whosoever has looked attentively into the perfect law of liberty and has persevered in it, not being a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, the same shall be blessed in their deed.

Julia Smith Translation

And he having stooped into the perfect law of liberty, and remained, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of work, he shall be happy in his doing.

King James 2000

But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues in it, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But the one who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues [to do it], not being a forgetful hearer but a doer who acts, this one will be blessed {in what he does}.

Modern King James verseion

But whoever looks into the perfect Law of liberty and continues in it, he is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work. This one shall be blessed in his doing.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but whoso looketh in the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein - if he be not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work - the same shall be happy in his deed.

Moffatt New Testament

Whereas he who gazes into the faultless law of freedom and remains in that position, proving himself to be no forgetful listener but an active agent, he will be blessed in his activity.

Montgomery New Testament

But the man who looks closely into the perfect law??he law of liberty??nd continues looking, this man will be blessed in his deed because he is not a hearer who forgets, but a doer who does.

NET Bible

But the one who peers into the perfect law of liberty and fixes his attention there, and does not become a forgetful listener but one who lives it out -- he will be blessed in what he does.

New Heart English Bible

But he who looks into the perfect Law of freedom, and continues, not being a hearer who forgets, but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in what he does.

Noyes New Testament

But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty, and remains there, being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in his deed.

Sawyer New Testament

But he that looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, not being a forgetful hearer but a doer of work, he shall be blessed in his doing.

The Emphasized Bible

But, he that hath obtained a nearer view into the perfect law of liberty, and hath taken up his abode by it, becoming - not a forgetful hearer, but a work doer, the same, happy in his doing, shall be.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But he that looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and perseveres, this man not being a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, he shall be blessed in his practice.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But he who looks carefully into the perfect Law, the Law of Freedom, and continues to do so, not listening to it and then forgetting it, but putting it into practice--that man will be blessed in what he does.

Webster

But he who looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth in it, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Weymouth New Testament

But he who looks closely into the perfect Law--the Law of freedom--and continues looking, he, being not a hearer who forgets, but an obedient doer, will as the result of his obedience be blessed.

Williams New Testament

But the man who looks at the flawless law that makes men free, and keeps on looking, proving himself to be, not a forgetful hearer but an actual doer of what it requires, will be blessed in what he does.

World English Bible

But he who looks into the perfect law of freedom, and continues, not being a hearer who forgets, but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in what he does.

Worrell New Testament

But he who looks carefully into a perfect law??hat of liberty??nd remains by it, becoming not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work??his man shall be happy in his doing.

Worsley New Testament

But he that looketh well into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he who did look into the perfect law -- that of liberty, and did continue there, this one -- not a forgetful hearer becoming, but a doer of work -- this one shall be happy in his doing.

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

παρακύπτω 
Parakupto 
Usage: 5

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the perfect
τέλειος 
Teleios 
Usage: 16

law
νόμος 
Nomos 
law
Usage: 179

of liberty
ἐλευθερία 
Eleutheria 
Usage: 11

and

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

παραμένω 
Parameno 
Usage: 3

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

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

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

ἐπιλησμονή 
Epilesmone 
Usage: 1

ἀκροατής 
Akroates 
Usage: 4

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

a doer
ποιητής 
Poietes 
Usage: 6

of the work
ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

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

shall be
ἔσομαι 
Esomai 
shall be, will be, be, shall have, shall come to pass, shall, not tr,
Usage: 83

μακάριος 
Makarios 
Usage: 21

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

his

Usage: 0

Images James 1:25

Context Readings

Doers Of The Message, Not Just Hearers

24 For he looks at himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but one who does good works—this person will be blessed in what he does. 26 If anyone thinks he is religious without controlling his tongue, then his religion is useless and he deceives himself.


Cross References

Luke 11:28

He said, “Even more, those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed!”

John 13:17

If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.

Galatians 5:1

Christ has liberated us to be free. Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.

James 2:12

Speak and act as those who will be judged by the law of freedom.

1 Peter 2:16

As God’s slaves, live as free people, but don’t use your freedom as a way to conceal evil.

1 Samuel 12:14

If you fear the Lord, worship and obey Him, and if you don’t rebel against the Lord’s command, then both you and the king who rules over you will follow the Lord your God.

Psalm 19:7-11

The instruction of the Lord is perfect,
renewing one’s life;
the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,
making the inexperienced wise.

Psalm 106:3

How happy are those who uphold justice,
who practice righteousness at all times.

Psalm 119:2-3

Happy are those who keep His decrees
and seek Him with all their heart.

Psalm 119:32

I pursue the way of Your commands,
for You broaden my understanding.

Psalm 119:45

I will walk freely in an open place
because I seek Your precepts.

Psalm 119:96-105

I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but Your command is without limit.

Proverbs 14:15

The inexperienced one believes anything,
but the sensible one watches his steps.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, there will be no dawn for them.

Luke 6:47-49

I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them:

John 8:31-32

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word,you really are My disciples.

John 8:36

Therefore, if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.

John 15:9-10

“As the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you. Remain in My love.

Acts 2:42

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.

Acts 13:43

After the synagogue had been dismissed, many of the Jews and devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who were speaking with them and persuading them to continue in the grace of God.

Acts 26:22

To this very day, I have obtained help that comes from God, and I stand and testify to both small and great, saying nothing else than what the prophets and Moses said would take place

Romans 2:7-8

eternal life to those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality;

Romans 7:12

So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.

Romans 7:22-23

For in my inner self I joyfully agree with God’s law.

Romans 8:15

For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!”

Romans 11:22

Therefore, consider God’s kindness and severity: severity toward those who have fallen but God’s kindness toward you—if you remain in His kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

2 Corinthians 3:17-18

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

2 Corinthians 13:5

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves. Or do you yourselves not recognize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless you fail the test.

Galatians 2:4

This issue arose because of false brothers smuggled in, who came in secretly to spy on the freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, in order to enslave us.

Colossians 1:23

if indeed you remain grounded and steadfast in the faith and are not shifted away from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become a servant of it.

1 Timothy 2:15

But she will be saved through childbearing, if she continues in faith, love, and holiness, with good judgment.

1 Timothy 4:16

Pay close attention to your life and your teaching; persevere in these things, for by doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Hebrews 12:15

Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.

James 1:23-24

Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror.

1 John 2:24

What you have heard from the beginning must remain in you. If what you have heard from the beginning remains in you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father.

Revelation 14:13

Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write: The dead who die in the Lord from now on are blessed.”“Yes,” says the Spirit, “let them rest from their labors, for their works follow them!”

Revelation 22:14

“Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates.

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