Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, "You sit here in a good place," and you say to the poor man, "You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,"

King James Version

And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

Holman Bible

If you look with favor on the man wearing the fine clothes so that you say, "Sit here in a good place," and yet you say to the poor man, "Stand over there," or, "Sit here on the floor by my footstool,"

International Standard Version

If you give special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, "Please take this seat," but you say to the poor man, "Stand over there" or "Sit on the floor at my feet,"

A Conservative Version

and ye have regard for the man wearing the bright clothing, and say to him, Sit thou here well, and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit here below my footstool,

American Standard Version

and ye have regard to him that weareth the fine clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit under my footstool;

Amplified

And you pay special attention to the one who wears the splendid clothes and say to him, Sit here in this preferable seat! while you tell the poor [man], Stand there! or, Sit there on the floor at my feet!

An Understandable Version

Now if you people show special attention to the one wearing the fine clothing and say [to him], "You can sit here in this good seat," and to the poor person, "You stand over there," or "Sit on the floor by my feet,"

Anderson New Testament

and you show regard to him that wears the splendid apparel, and say to him, Sit here, in an honorable place; and you say to the poor man, Do you stand there, or sit here, under my footstool;

Bible in Basic English

And you do honour to the man in fair clothing and say, Come here and take this good place; and you say to the poor man, Take up your position there, or be seated at my feet;

Common New Testament

and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes and say, "Have a seat here in a good place," and you say to the poor man, "You stand there," or, "Sit by my feet,"

Daniel Mace New Testament

if you should respectfully say to the suit of fine cloths, sit you there, that's for quality; and to the poor man, stand thou there, or place your self at my feet:

Darby Translation

and ye look upon him who wears the splendid apparel, and say, Do thou sit here well, and say to the poor, Do thou stand there, or sit here under my footstool:

Godbey New Testament

and you may look upon the one wearing the shining garment, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and may say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit down beneath my footstool:

Goodspeed New Testament

and you pay attention to the man in the fine clothes and say to him, "Sit here; this is a good place!" and say to the poor man, "Stand up, or sit on the floor at my feet,"

John Wesley New Testament

And ye look upon him that weareth the fine apparel, and say to him, Sit thou here in a good place, and say to the poor man,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and ye have respect to him that wears the precious clothing and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there or sit here under my footstool:

Julia Smith Translation

And ye look toward him bearing the brilliant clothing, and ye say to him, Sit thou well here; and to the beggar ye say, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

King James 2000

And you have respect to him that wears the fine clothing, and say unto him, Sit here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand there, or sit here under my footstool:

Lexham Expanded Bible

and you look favorably on the one wearing the fine clothing and you say, "Be seated here in a good place," and to the poor person you say, "You stand or be seated there by my footstool,"

Modern King James verseion

and if you have respect to him who has the fancy clothing and say to him, You sit here in a good place, and say to the poor, You stand there, or sit here under my footstool;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and ye have a respect to him that weareth the gay clothing and say unto him, "Sit thou here in a good place," and say unto the poor, "stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool" -

Moffatt New Testament

if you attend to the wearer of the handsome clothes and say to him, "Sit here, this is a good place," and tell the poor man, "You can stand," or "Sit there at my feet,"

Montgomery New Testament

and you look up to him who wears the fine clothing, and say to him, "Sit here in this fine place!" and to the poor man you say, "Stand there!" or "Sit on the floor at my feet!"

NET Bible

do you pay attention to the one who is finely dressed and say, "You sit here in a good place," and to the poor person, "You stand over there," or "Sit on the floor"?

New Heart English Bible

and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" but you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;"

Noyes New Testament

and ye have respect to him that weareth the splendid apparel, and say, Sit thou here in a good place, and say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or, Sit under my footstool,

Sawyer New Testament

and you look upon him who wears the splendid clothing, and say to him, Sit here in a good place, and say to the poor man, Stand there, or sit under my footstool,

The Emphasized Bible

And ye eye him that hath on the gay clothing, and say, Thou, be sitting here, pleasantly, - and, unto the destitute man, say - Thou, stand, or sit there under my footstool,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and ye fix your eyes upon him who bears the splendid robe, and say to him, Sit thou here in an honourable place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

Twentieth Century New Testament

And you are deferential to the man who is wearing grand clothes, and say--"There is a good seat for you here," but to the poor man--"You must stand; or sit down there by my footstool,"

Webster

And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say to him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

Weymouth New Testament

and you pay court to the one who wears the fine clothes, and say, "Sit here; this is a good place;" while to the poor man you say, "Stand there, or sit on the floor at my feet;"

Williams New Testament

and you pay special attention to the man who wears the fine clothes, and say to him, "Sit here in this fine place," and say to the poor man, "Stand up, or sit there on the floor at my feet,"

World English Bible

and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;"

Worrell New Testament

and ye show regard to him who is wearing the splendid apparel, and say, "Sit here in a good place"; and say to the poor man, "Stand, or sit under my footstool";

Worsley New Testament

and ye turn your eyes toward him that weareth the fine clothes, and say to him, Sit thou here in an honorable place; and say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

Youngs Literal Translation

and ye may look upon him bearing the gay raiment, and may say to him, 'Thou -- sit thou here well,' and to the poor man may say, 'Thou -- stand thou there, or, Sit thou here under my footstool,' --

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

ἐπιβλέπω 
Epiblepo 
Usage: 3

to
ἐπί 
Epi 
on , in , upon , unto , to ,
Usage: 644


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

φορέω 
Phoreo 
Usage: 5

the gay
λαμπρός 
Lampros 
Usage: 8

ἐσθής 
Esthes 
Usage: 6

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

say
ἔπω 
Epo 
ἔπω 
Epo 
say , speak , tell , command , bid , , vr say
say , speak , tell , command , bid , , vr say
Usage: 824
Usage: 824


him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

Sit
κάθημαι 
Kathemai 
sit , sit down , sit by , be set down , dwell
Usage: 78

thou
σύ 
Su 
σύ 
Su 
thou
thou
Usage: 132
Usage: 132

ὧδε 
Hode 
ὧδε 
Hode 
Usage: 33
Usage: 33

in a good place
καλῶς 
Kalos 
well , good , full well , .
Usage: 26

to the poor
πτωχός 
Ptochos 
Usage: 16

ἵστημι 
histemi 
stand , set , establish , stand still , stand by , , vr stand
Usage: 129

ἐκεῖ 
Ekei 
there , thither , not tr ,
Usage: 65

or
ἤ 
or , than , either , or else , nor , not tr ,
Usage: 199

sit
κάθημαι 
Kathemai 
sit , sit down , sit by , be set down , dwell
Usage: 78

ὑπό 
Hupo 
of , by , under , with , in , not tr ,
Usage: 188

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 2:3

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Images James 2:3

Context Readings

Partiality Forbidden

2 For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes, 3 and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, "You sit here in a good place," and you say to the poor man, "You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool," 4 have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives?


Cross References

Isaiah 65:5

"Who say, 'Keep to yourself, do not come near me, For I am holier than you!' These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day.

Luke 7:44-46

Turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.

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.

James 2:6

But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court?

Jude 1:16

These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.



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