James 1:19-27 DBY

19 So that, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
20 for man's wrath does not work a God's righteousness.

References for James 1:20

    • g 1:20 - 'Work out as an effect,' as ver. 3: see Rom. 7.13.
      21 Wherefore, laying aside all filthiness and abounding of wickedness, accept with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
      22 But be ye doers of [the] word and not hearers only, beguiling yourselves.
      23 For if any man be a hearer of [the] word and not a doer, *he* is like to a man considering his natural face in a mirror:
      24 for he has considered himself and is gone away, and straightway he has forgotten what he was like.
      25 But *he* that fixes his view b on [the] perfect law, that of liberty, and abides in [it], being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of [the] work, *he* shall be blessed in his doing.

      References for James 1:25

        • h 1:25 - Lit. 'stoops down to look into,' as Luke 24.12; John 20.5.
          26 If any one think himself c to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, this man's religion is vain.

          References for James 1:26

            • i 1:26 - Or 'seem:' see 1Cor. 10.12.
              27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father d is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

              References for James 1:27

                • j 1:27 - Or 'God the Father,' Lit. 'God and Father.'