Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

then you will have made false distinctions among yourselves and will have judged from evil motives, will you not?

New American Standard Bible

have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives?

King James Version

Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

Holman Bible

haven’t you discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

A Conservative Version

then are ye not partial among yourselves, and become judges from evil thoughts?

American Standard Version

Do ye not make distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

Amplified

Are you not discriminating among your own and becoming critics and judges with wrong motives?

An Understandable Version

are you not making class distinctions among yourselves and judging [people] from evil motives?

Anderson New Testament

are you not partial in yourselves? and do you not judge from false principles?

Bible in Basic English

Is there not a division in your minds? have you not become judges with evil thoughts?

Common New Testament

have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

Daniel Mace New Testament

have not you made an arbitrary distinction, don't your judgments flow from a vicious principle?

Darby Translation

have ye not made a difference among yourselves, and become judges having evil thoughts?

Godbey New Testament

are you not condemned among yourselves, and have you not become the judges of evil reasonings?

Goodspeed New Testament

have you not wavered and shown that your judgments are guided by base motives?

John Wesley New Testament

Stand thou there, or, Sit thou here under my footstool, Ye distinguish not in yourselves, but are become evil-reasoning judges.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Are ye not then judging in yourselves and are become judges of evil thoughts?

Julia Smith Translation

Were ye not separated among yourselves, and become judges of evil reflections?

King James 2000

Are you not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

Lexham Expanded Bible

have you not made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

Modern King James verseion

Did you not make a difference among yourselves and became judges with evil thoughts?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

are ye not even partial in your selves, and have judged after evil thoughts?

Moffatt New Testament

are you not drawing distinctions in your own minds and proving that you judge people with partiality?

Montgomery New Testament

are you not drawing distinctions among yourselves, and have you not become judges with evil thoughts?

NET Bible

If so, have you not made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil motives?

New Heart English Bible

haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

Noyes New Testament

have ye not been partial among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

Sawyer New Testament

are you not condemned in yourselves and judges of evil thoughts?

The Emphasized Bible

Would ye not have been led to make distinctions among yourselves, and have become judges with wicked reasonings?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

are you not thus partial among yourselves, and form your decision from bad reasonings?

Twentieth Century New Testament

Is not that to make distinctions among yourselves, and show yourselves prejudiced judges?

Webster

Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

Weymouth New Testament

is it not plain that in your hearts you have little faith, seeing that you have become judges full of wrong thoughts?

Williams New Testament

do you not make improper distinctions among yourselves and prove to be critics with evil motives?

World English Bible

haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

Worrell New Testament

do ye not make a distinction among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

Worsley New Testament

do ye not make a partial difference within yourselves, and become judges that reason wickedly?

Youngs Literal Translation

ye did not judge fully in yourselves, and did become ill-reasoning judges.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Are ye
διακρίνω 
Diakrino 
Usage: 16

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


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

διακρίνω 
Diakrino 
Usage: 16

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

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

and

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

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

κριτής 
Krites 
Usage: 9

of evil
πονηρός 
Poneros 
Usage: 36

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 2:4

References

American

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

Partiality Forbidden

3 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," 4 then you will have made false distinctions among yourselves and will have judged from evil motives, will you not? 5 Listen, my dear brothers! God has chosen the poor in the world to become rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who keep on loving him, has he not?


Cross References

John 7:24

Stop judging by appearances, but judge with righteous judgment!"

Job 21:27

"Look! I know your thoughts, your plans are going to harm me.

Job 34:19

Who isn't partial to princes? Who doesn't give preference to the nobles over the poor? Nevertheless, all of them are his handiwork.

Psalm 58:1

How is it that by remaining silent you can speak righteously? How can you judge people fairly?

Psalm 82:2

"How long will you judge partially by showing favor on the wicked? Interlude

Psalm 109:31

for he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to deliver him from his accusers. A Davidic psalm

Malachi 2:9

"So I also made you despised, humiliating you before all of the people, because you aren't following my ways and are showing partiality when you teach."

Matthew 7:1-5

"Stop judging, so that you won't be judged,

James 1:1-27

From: James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus, the Messiah. To: The twelve tribes in the Dispersion. Greetings.

James 4:11

Do not criticize each other, brothers. Whoever makes it his habit to criticize his brother or to judge his brother is judging the Law and condemning the Law. But if you condemn the Law, you are not a practicer of the Law but its judge.

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