James 2:4

Are ye not divided in your own mind? (ou diekriqhte en eautoi;). First aorist (gnomic) passive indicative of diakrinw, to separate, conclusion of the third-class condition (future) in a rhetorical question in the gnomic aorist (as if past) with ou expecting an affirmative answer. For this idiom (gnomic aorist) in a conclusion of the third-class condition see 1 Corinthians 7:28 . "Were ye not divided in (among) yourselves?" Cf. James 1:6 ; Matthew 21:21 . Judges with evil thoughts (kritai dialogismwn ponhrwn). Descriptive genitive as in James 1:25 . Dialogismo is an old word for reasoning ( Romans 1:21 ). Reasoning is not necessarily evil, but see Matthew 15:19 (ponhroi) and Mark 7:21 (kakoi) for evil reasonings, and 1 Timothy 2:8 without an adjective. See James 1:8 ; James 4:8 for dipsuco. They are guilty of partiality (a divided mind) as between the two strangers.