James 2:7

Blaspheme (blasphmousin). Present active indicative of common verb blasphmew (from blasphmo, speaking evil, blax or blaptw and phmh), as in Luke 22:65 . The honourable name (to kalon onoma). "The beautiful name." By the which ye were called (to epiklhqen ep uma). "The one called upon you" (first aorist passive articular participle of epikalew, to put a name upon, to give a surname to, as Acts 10:18 ). What name is that? Almost certainly the name of Christ as we see it in Acts 11:26 ; Acts 26:28 ; 1 Peter 4:14 1 Peter 4:16 . It was blasphemy to speak against Christ as some Jews and Gentiles were doing ( Acts 13:45 ; Acts 18:6 ; Acts 26:11 ; 1 Corinthians 12:3 ; 1 Timothy 1:13 ). Cf. Acts 15:17 .