Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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?

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 Are ye not then judging in yourselves and are become judges of evil thoughts? 5 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? 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not the rich oppress you with tyranny and draw you with violence to the courts?


Cross References

Matthew 5:3

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

Luke 6:20

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said, Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Luke 12:21

So is he that lays up treasure for himself and is not rich in God.

Luke 12:32

Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

James 1:12

Blessed is the man that patiently endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those that love him.

Revelation 2:9

I know thy works and tribulation and poverty, (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

2 Timothy 4:8

from now on there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day, and not to me only, but unto all those also that have loved his appearing.

Matthew 25:34

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

1 Corinthians 1:26-28

For look upon your vocation, brothers, that ye are not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble,

2 Corinthians 8:9

For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor that ye through his poverty might be enriched.

Revelation 3:18

I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined in the fire, that thou may be made rich; and clothed in white raiment, so that the shame of thy nakedness not be uncovered; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou may see.

Revelation 21:7

He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Exodus 20:6

and showing mercy unto thousands of generations of those that love me and keep my commandments.

Judges 9:7

And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of Mount Gerizim and lifted up his voice and cried and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you.

1 Samuel 2:30

Therefore, the LORD God of Israel said, I had said indeed that thy house and the house of thy father should walk before me for ever, but now the LORD said, It shall never be; for those that honor me I will honor, and those that lightly esteem me shall be vile.

1 Kings 22:28

And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD has not spoken by me. Then he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.

Job 34:10

Therefore, hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

Job 34:19

How much less to him who is not a respecter of the persons of princes, nor respects the rich more than the poor; for they all are the work of his hands.

Job 38:14

It is transformed as clay to the seal and then stands as a garment;

Proverbs 7:24

Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye sons, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 8:17-21

I love those that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me.

Proverbs 8:32

Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye sons; for blessed are those that keep my ways.

Isaiah 14:32

What shall one then answer the messengers of the Gentiles? That the LORD has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people shall have confidence.

Isaiah 29:19

Then the humble shall grow in joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Zephaniah 3:12

I will also leave in the midst of thee a poor and humble people, and they shall wait in the name of the LORD.

Zechariah 11:7

And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. For I took unto me two staves: the one I named Beauty, and the other Bands; and I fed the flock.

Zechariah 11:11

And it was broken in that day; and so the poor of the flock that look unto me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

Matthew 11:5

The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

Mark 7:14

And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you and understand;

Luke 9:57-58

And it came to pass that as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

Luke 16:22

And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom; the rich man also died and was buried;

Luke 16:25

But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime didst receive thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted here, and thou art tormented.

Luke 22:29

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

John 7:48

Have any of the princes or of the Pharisees believed on him?

Acts 7:2

And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken. The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran,

Romans 8:17

and if sons, also heirs certainly of God and joint-heirs with Christ, if so be that we suffer with him that we may be also glorified together with him.

1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written, That which eye has not seen nor ear heard neither has entered into the heart of man is that which God has prepared for those that love him.

1 Corinthians 3:21-23

Therefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours;

2 Corinthians 4:15

For we suffer all these things for your sakes that the grace abounding through many may in the thanksgiving redound to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 6:10

as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Ephesians 1:18

illuminating the eyes of your understanding, that ye may know what is the hope of his calling and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints

Ephesians 3:8

Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of the Christ

1 Thessalonians 2:12

that ye would walk worthy of God, who has called you unto his kingdom and glory.

2 Thessalonians 1:5

in testimony of the just judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer,

1 Timothy 6:18

but charge them to do good, that they be rich in good works, liberal to distribute, willing to communicate,

2 Timothy 4:18

And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work and will save me for his heavenly kingdom, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 11:26

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

James 1:9

Let the brother of low degree rejoice in his high status;

James 1:16

Do not err, my beloved brethren.

1 Peter 1:4

unto the incorruptible inheritance that cannot be defiled and that does not fade away, conserved in the heavens for you,

2 Peter 1:11

Because in this manner the entrance shall be abundantly administered unto you in the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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