Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Hear, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen the poor as to the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to them that love him?

New American Standard Bible

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

King James Version

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

Holman Bible

Listen, my dear brothers: Didn't God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him?

International Standard Version

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?

A Conservative Version

Listen, my beloved brothers, did not God choose the poor of the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he promised to those who love him?

American Standard Version

Hearken, my beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him?

Amplified

Listen, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and in their position as believers and to inherit the kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him?

An Understandable Version

Listen, my dearly loved brothers; did not God choose those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be wealthy in faith and to inherit the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

Anderson New Testament

Hear, my be loved brethren: Has not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which God has promised to those who love him?

Bible in Basic English

Give ear, my dear brothers; are not those who are poor in the things of this world marked out by God to have faith as their wealth, and for their heritage the kingdom which he has said he will give to those who have love for him?

Common New Testament

Listen, my beloved brethren: has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?

Daniel Mace New Testament

consider, my dear brethren, has not God chose the poor of this world to be rich by faith, and to inherit the kingdom he has promised to those who love him?

Godbey New Testament

Hear, my beloved brethren. Has not God chosen the poor in the world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him with divine love?

Goodspeed New Testament

Listen, my dear brothers. Has not God chosen the world's poor to be rich in faith, and to possess the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?

John Wesley New Testament

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he hath promised to them that love him?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the poor of this world that they might be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those that love him?

Julia Smith Translation

Hear, my dearly beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the beggars of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them loving him?

King James 2000

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them that love him?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Listen, my dear brothers! Did not God choose the poor of the world [to be] rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him?

Modern King James verseion

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hearken, my dear beloved brethren, hath not God chosen the poor of this world, which are rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he promised to them that love him?

Moffatt New Testament

Listen, my beloved brothers; has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and to inherit the realm which he has promised to those who love him?

Montgomery New Testament

Listen, my dear brothers, has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and to inherit the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?

NET Bible

Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?

New Heart English Bible

Listen, my beloved brothers. Did not God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?

Noyes New Testament

Hearken, my beloved brethren. Did not God choose the poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him?

Sawyer New Testament

Hear, my beloved brothers. Has not God chosen the poor of the world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to those who love him?

The Emphasized Bible

Hearken! my brethren beloved: - Hath not, God, chosen the destitute in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Hear me, my beloved brethren. Hath not God elected the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to those who love him;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Listen, my dear Brothers. Has not God chosen those who are poor in the things of this world to be rich through their faith, and to possess the Kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?

Webster

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

Weymouth New Testament

Listen, my dearly-loved brethren. Has not God chosen those whom the world regards as poor to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which He has promised to those that love Him?

Williams New Testament

Listen, my dearly loved brothers. Has not God chosen the poor of the world to be rich in faith and to possess the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

World English Bible

Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn't God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?

Worrell New Testament

Hearken, my beloved brethren, did not God choose the poor of the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to those who love Him?

Worsley New Testament

Hear, my beloved brethren; hath not God chosen the poor of this world who are rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which He hath promised to them that love Him? but ye have slighted the poor.

Youngs Literal Translation

Hearken, my brethren beloved, did not God choose the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the reign that He promised to those loving Him?

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

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

G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

G80
ἀδελφός 
Adelphos 
Usage: 302

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

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

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἐκλέγομαι 
Eklegomai 
Usage: 14

the poor
πτωχός 
Ptochos 
Usage: 16

of this
τούτου 
Toutou 
Usage: 53

κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

πλούσιος 
Plousios 
Usage: 15

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

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

and

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

κληρονόμος 
Kleronomos 
Usage: 12

of the kingdom
βασιλεία 
Basileia 
Usage: 54

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ἐπαγγέλλω 
Epaggello 
Usage: 15

to them that

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

G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 2:5

Images James 2:5

Prayers for James 2:5

Context Readings

Partiality Forbidden

4 have ye not made a difference among yourselves, and become judges having evil thoughts? 5 Hear, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen the poor as to the world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to them that love him? 6 But ye have despised the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and do not they drag you before the tribunals?


Cross References

Matthew 5:3

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.

Luke 6:20

And he, lifting up his eyes upon his disciples, said, Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Luke 12:21

Thus is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Luke 12:32

Fear not, little flock, for it has been the good pleasure of your Father to give you the kingdom.

James 1:12

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for, having been proved, he shall receive the crown of life, which He has promised to them that love him.

Revelation 2:9

I know thy tribulation and thy poverty; but thou art rich; and the railing of those who say that they themselves are Jews, and are not, but a synagogue of Satan.

2 Timothy 4:8

Henceforth the crown of righteousness is laid up for me, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will render to me in that day; but not only to me, but also to all who love his appearing.

Matthew 25:34

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

1 Corinthians 1:26-28

For consider your calling, brethren, that there are not many wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many high-born.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sakes he, being rich, became poor, in order that ye by his poverty might be enriched.

Revelation 3:18

I counsel thee to buy of me gold purified by fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white garments, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness may not be made manifest; and eye-salve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.

Revelation 21:7

He that overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be to him God, and he shall be to me son.

Exodus 20:6

and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

Judges 9:7

When it was told to Jotham, he went and stood on the top of Mount Ger'izim, and cried aloud and said to them, "Listen to me, you men of Shechem, that God may listen to you.

1 Samuel 2:30

Wherefore Jehovah the God of Israel saith, I said indeed, Thy house and the house of thy father should walk before me for ever. But now Jehovah saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

1 Kings 22:28

And Micah said, If thou return at all in peace, Jehovah has not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O peoples, all of you!

Job 34:10

Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: Far be wickedness from God, and wrong from the Almighty!

Job 34:19

How then to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich man more than the poor? for they are all the work of his hands.

Job 38:14

It is changed like the signet-clay; and all things stand forth as in a garment:

Proverbs 7:24

And now, ye sons, hearken unto me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 8:17-21

I love those that love me; and they that seek me early shall find me.

Proverbs 8:32

And now, sons, hearken unto me, and blessed are they that keep my ways:

Isaiah 14:32

And what shall be answered to the messengers of the nation? That Jehovah hath founded Zion, and the afflicted of his people find refuge in it.

Isaiah 29:19

and the meek shall increase their joy in Jehovah, and the needy among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Zephaniah 3:12

And I will leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of Jehovah.

Zechariah 11:7

So I fed the flock of slaughter, truly the poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.

Zechariah 11:11

And it was broken in that day; and so the poor of the flock that gave heed to me knew that it was the word of Jehovah.

Matthew 11:5

Blind men see and lame walk; lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear; and dead are raised, and poor have glad tidings preached to them:

Mark 7:14

And having called again the crowd, he said to them, Hear me, all of you, and understand:

Luke 9:57-58

And it came to pass as they went in the way, one said to him, I will follow thee wheresoever thou goest, Lord.

Luke 16:22

And it came to pass that the poor man died, and that he was carried away by the angels into the bosom of Abraham. And the rich man also died and was buried.

Luke 16:25

But Abraham said, Child, recollect that thou hast fully received thy good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazarus evil things. But now he is comforted here, and thou art in suffering.

Luke 22:29

And I appoint unto you, as my Father has appointed unto me, a kingdom,

John 7:48

Has any one of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?

Acts 7:2

And he said, Brethren and fathers, hearken. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,

Romans 8:17

And if children, heirs also: heirs of God, and Christ's joint heirs; if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.

1 Corinthians 2:9

but according as it is written, Things which eye has not seen, and ear not heard, and which have not come into man's heart, which God has prepared for them that love him,

1 Corinthians 3:21-23

So that let no one boast in men; for all things are yours.

2 Corinthians 4:15

For all things are for your sakes, that the grace abounding through the many may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 6:10

as grieved, but always rejoicing; as poor, but enriching many; as having nothing, and possessing all things.

Ephesians 1:18

being enlightened in the eyes of your heart, so that ye should know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 3:8

To me, less than the least of all saints, has this grace been given, to announce among the nations the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of the Christ,

1 Thessalonians 2:12

that ye should walk worthy of God, who calls you to his own kingdom and glory.

2 Thessalonians 1:5

a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, to the end that ye should be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for the sake of which ye also suffer;

1 Timothy 6:18

to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal in distributing, disposed to communicate of their substance,

2 Timothy 4:18

The Lord shall deliver me from every wicked work, and shall preserve me for his heavenly kingdom; to whom be glory for the ages of ages. Amen.

Hebrews 11:26

esteeming the reproach of the Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, for he had respect to the recompense.

James 1:9

But let the brother of low degree glory in his elevation,

James 1:16

Do not err, my beloved brethren.

1 Peter 1:4

to an incorruptible and undefiled and unfading inheritance, reserved in the heavens for you,

2 Peter 1:11

for thus shall the entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be richly furnished unto you.

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