Parallel Verses

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.

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

Pure and unblemished religion [as it is expressed in outward acts] in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress, and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the [secular] 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.

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.

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.

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

God
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


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

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Context Readings

Doers Of The Message, Not Just Hearers

26 If any man thinks he is a religious character among you, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. 27 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.



Cross References

1 John 2:15-17

Love not the world, neither the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Romans 12:2

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

James 4:4

Ye adulterers and adultresses, know ye not that friendship with the world is enmity against God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is set down an enemy to God.

James 4:4

Ye adulterers and adultresses, know ye not that friendship with the world is enmity against God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is set down an enemy to God.

Matthew 5:8

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

Matthew 25:34-46

Then shall the King say to those on his right-hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;

Luke 1:6

And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

Galatians 6:9-10

Let us not then be weary of well-doing; for in due time we shall reap, if we faint not.

Colossians 3:1-3

IF ye then be risen with Christ, seek the things which are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

1 Timothy 5:4

But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn as their first duty to shew their piety towards their own family, and make a grateful return to their progenitors: for this is becoming and acceptable before God.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, meek, easily persuadable, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, and void of dissimulation.

1 John 3:17-19

But whosoever hath worldly abundance, and seeth his brother under necessity, and shutteth his bowels of compassion against him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

1 John 5:4-5

Because every one that is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory which overcometh the world, our faith.

1 John 5:18

We know that every one who is born of God sinneth not; but he that is born of God preserveth himself, and the wicked one toucheth him not.

1 John 5:18-20

We know that every one who is born of God sinneth not; but he that is born of God preserveth himself, and the wicked one toucheth him not.

1 John 5:18

We know that every one who is born of God sinneth not; but he that is born of God preserveth himself, and the wicked one toucheth him not.

1 John 5:18

We know that every one who is born of God sinneth not; but he that is born of God preserveth himself, and the wicked one toucheth him not.

1 Timothy 1:5

For the end of the commandment is love out of a clean heart, and good conscience, and faith unfeigned:

1 Timothy 1:5-13

For the end of the commandment is love out of a clean heart, and good conscience, and faith unfeigned:

1 Timothy 1:5-7

For the end of the commandment is love out of a clean heart, and good conscience, and faith unfeigned:

John 17:14-15

I have given them thy word and the world hath 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, that he might pluck us out of this present wicked world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but faith exerting its energy by love.

Galatians 6:14

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world,

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