James 2:7

7 Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?

James 2:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
ESV
7 Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?
NLT
7 Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear?
MSG
7 Aren't they the ones who scorn the new name - "Christian" - used in your baptisms?
CSB
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 and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
6 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?
7 Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?
8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.
9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.