James 2:13

Without mercy (aneleo). Found here only save a doubtful papyrus example (anelew) for the vernacular anilew and the Attic anhleh. For this principle of requital see Matthew 5:7 ; Matthew 6:14 ; Matthew 7:1 ; Matthew 18:33 . Glorieth against (katakaucatai). Present middle indicative of the old compound verb katakaucaomai, to exult over (down), in N.T. only here, Matthew 3:14 ; Romans 11:18 . Only mercy can triumph over justice with God and men. "Mercy is clothed with the divine glory and stands by the throne of God" (Chrysostom). See Romans 8:31-39 ; Matthew 9:13 ; Matthew 12:7 .