James 1:22

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

James 1:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
ESV
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
NLT
22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.
MSG
22 Don't fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear!
CSB
22 But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 1:22 In-Context

20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror
24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 7:21; James 2:14-20
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