James 2:7

7 Don't they blaspheme the noble name that you bear?

James 2:7 Meaning and Commentary

Ver. 7 Do they not blaspheme that worthy name
Of Christ, or Christians;

by the which ye are called?
and which, as before, may design either unbelieving rich men, whether among Jews, or Gentiles, who blasphemed and cursed the name of Christ, and compelled others to do so likewise; or such who professed the Christian religion, who by their supercilious and disdainful treatment of their poor brethren, and by their dragging of them to the tribunals of the Heathens, and distressing them with vexatious law suits there, caused the name of Christ, after which they were called Christians, to be blasphemed and evil spoken of, among the Gentiles.

James 2:7 In-Context

5 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?
6 Yet you dishonored that poor man. Don't the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?
7 Don't they blaspheme the noble name that you bear?
8 If you really carry out the royal law prescribed in Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself , you are doing well.
9 But if you show favoritism, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.