Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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?

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?

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 haven’t you discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 5 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? 6 Yet you dishonored that poor man. Don’t the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?


Cross References

Matthew 5:3

“The poor in spirit are blessed,
for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Luke 6:20

Then looking up at His disciples, He said:You who are poor are blessed,
because the kingdom of God is yours.

Luke 12:21

“That’s how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”

Luke 12:32

Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.

James 1:12

A man who endures trials is blessed, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

Revelation 2:9

I know your affliction and poverty, yet you are rich. I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

2 Timothy 4:8

There is reserved for me in the future the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me, but to all those who have loved His appearing.

Matthew 25:34

Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

1 Corinthians 1:26-28

Brothers, consider your calling: Not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.

Revelation 3:18

I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire so that you may be rich, white clothes so that you may be dressed and your shameful nakedness not be exposed, and ointment to spread on your eyes so that you may see.

Revelation 21:7

The victor will inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son.

Exodus 20:6

6 but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands.

Judges 9:7

When they told Jotham, he climbed to the top of Mount Gerizim, raised his voice, and called to them:Listen to me, lords of Shechem,
and may God listen to you:

1 Samuel 2:30

“Therefore, this is the declaration of the Lord, the God of Israel:‘Although I said
your family and your ancestral house
would walk before Me forever,
the Lord now says, “No longer!”
I will honor those who honor Me,
but those who despise Me will be disgraced.

1 Kings 22:28

But Micaiah said, “If you ever return safely, the Lord has not spoken through me.” Then he said, “Listen, all you people!”

Job 34:10

Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding.
It is impossible for God to do wrong,
and for the Almighty to act unjustly.

Job 34:19

God is not partial to princes
and does not favor the rich over the poor,
for they are all the work of His hands.

Job 38:14

The earth is changed as clay is by a seal;
its hills stand out like the folds of a garment.

Proverbs 7:24

Now, my sons, listen to me,
and pay attention to the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 8:17-21

I love those who love me,
and those who search for me find me.

Proverbs 8:32

“And now, my sons, listen to me;
those who keep my ways are happy.

Isaiah 14:32

What answer will be given to the messengers from that nation?
The Lord has founded Zion,
and His afflicted people find refuge in her.

Isaiah 29:19

The humble will have joy
after joy in the Lord,
and the poor people will rejoice
in the Holy One of Israel.

Zephaniah 3:12

I will leave
a meek and humble people among you,
and they will take refuge in the name of Yahweh.

Zechariah 11:7

So I shepherded the flock intended for slaughter, the afflicted of the flock. I took two staffs, calling one Favor and the other Union, and I shepherded the flock.

Zechariah 11:11

It was annulled on that day, and so the afflicted of the flock who were watching me knew that it was the word of the Lord.

Matthew 11:5

the blind see, the lame walk, those with skin diseases are healed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor are told the good news.

Mark 7:14

Summoning the crowd again, He told them, “Listen to Me, all of you, and understand:

Luke 9:57-58

As they were traveling on the road someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go!”

Luke 16:22

One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s side.The rich man also died and was buried.

Luke 16:25

“‘Son,’ Abraham said, ‘remember that during your life you received your good things, just as Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here, while you are in agony.

Luke 22:29

I bestow on you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one on Me,

John 7:48

Have any of the rulers or Pharisees believed in Him?

Acts 7:2

“Brothers and fathers,” he said, “listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he settled in Haran,

Romans 8:17

and if children, also heirs—heirs of God and coheirs with Christ—seeing that we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written:What eye did not see and ear did not hear,
and what never entered the human mind—
God prepared this for those who love Him.

1 Corinthians 3:21-23

So no one should boast in human leaders, for everything is yours

2 Corinthians 4:15

Indeed, everything is for your benefit, so that grace, extended through more and more people, may cause thanksgiving to increase to God’s glory.

2 Corinthians 6:10

as grieving yet always rejoicing;
as poor yet enriching many;
as having nothing yet possessing everything.

Ephesians 1:18

I pray that the perception of your mind may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints,

Ephesians 3:8

This grace was given to me—the least of all the saints—to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of the Messiah,

1 Thessalonians 2:12

we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to walk worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

2 Thessalonians 1:5

It is a clear evidence of God’s righteous judgment that you will be counted worthy of God’s kingdom, for which you also are suffering,

1 Timothy 6:18

Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share,

2 Timothy 4:18

The Lord will rescue me from every evil work and will bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom. To Him be the glory forever and ever! Amen.

Hebrews 11:26

For he considered the reproach because of the Messiah to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since his attention was on the reward.

James 1:9

The brother of humble circumstances should boast in his exaltation,

James 1:16

Don’t be deceived, my dearly loved brothers.

1 Peter 1:4

and into an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.

2 Peter 1:11

For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.

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