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6 But ye have 'despised the poor.
Do not rich men oppress you, and 6 draw you before the judgment seats ?
7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called ?
8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the Scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well :
9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced' of the law as transgressors.
10 For whosoever shall keep 10 the whole law, and yet offend" in one point, "he is guilty of all.12
11 For he that said, 13 Do not 14 cominit 'adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit
9 convicted. We. Pu. 10 ful6). Wh. Il fail. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. 12 in all. Co. Ma. 13 that law which said. A. V. 14 Thou shalt not. Co. Ma. Cr. Gen. Rh. Pu.
the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 2 Tim. iv. 8: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day : and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. See on James, i. 12.
f 1 Cor. xi. 22 : What ? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the Church of God, and shame them that have not?
& Acts, xiii. 50 : But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts. do. xvii. 6: And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also. do. xviii. 12: And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat. JAMES, v. 6: Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
See on John, xiii. 34. i See on ver. 1. * See on Gal. iii. 10. See on Mat. v. 27.
no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and P mercy rejoiceth 15 against 16 judgment.
14 What doth iť o profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
15 If a brother or sister be naked, and 'destitute of daily food,
15 glorieth. A. V. 16 above. Wi.
m James, i. 25.
Job, xxii. 6 : For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing. Pro. xxi. 13 : Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. Mat. vi. 15: If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. do. vii
. 1, 2: Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. do. xviii. 35: So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. do. xxv. 41, 42, &c : Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink, &c. See on Mat. v. 7.
• 1 John, iv. 17, 18: Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment : because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but
perfect love casteth out fear.
p Ps. lxxxv. 10: Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
9 Mat. vii. 26: And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand. JAMES, i. 23.
JOB, xxxi. 19, 20: If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering ; if his loins have not blessed me, and if ye were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep. See on LUKE, iii. 11.
16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace,
ye warmed and filled ; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit ?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.17
18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works : show me thy faith without thy works,1and I will show thee my faith by my works.
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well : the devils 19 also believe, and tremble.
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead ?
21 Was not Abraham our father "justified by works, * when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar ?
22 Seest thou 20 y how faith wrought with his
17 Gr. by itself. A. V. some copies read, by thy works. A. V. 19 demous. Wh. 20 Thou seest. A. V.
* See on 1 John, iii. 18.
Mat. viii. 29: And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time ? MARK, i. 24 : Let us alone ; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. do. v. 7: What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? Luke, iv. 34 : Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. Acts, xvi. 17 : The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation. do. xix. 15: And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
" See on Rom. iv. 4. * See on Heb. xi. 17. See on Heb. xi. 17.
works, and by works was faith made perfect ?
23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham belieyed God, and it was imputed 21 unto him for righteousness : and he was called the a Friend of God.
24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
25 Likewise also was not Rahab the Charlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
26 For as the body without the spirit 22 is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
CHAP. III. 1 We are not rashly or arrogantly to reprove others ; 5 but rather 10
bridle the tongue, a little member, but a powerful instrument of much good, and great harm : 13 they who be truly wise be mild, and peaceable, without envying, and strife.
MY brethren, a be not many masters,1 b knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.2
2 For in many things we offend all. If any 21 counted. Br. reckoned. Pu.
22 breath. A. V. I teachers. Ham. Dod. Whit. Wh. Pu. ? judginent. A. V.
z See on Rom. iv. 3.
e Mat. xxi. 31: Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the Publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
CHAP. III. a Mat. xxiii. 8: Be not ye called Rabbi : for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. Rom. ii. 20, 21 : An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes. Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal ? 1 Pet. v.3: Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
b See on MAT. vii. l.
• 1 Kings, viii. 46 : If they sin against thee, for there is no man that sinneth not. (Repeated 2.Chr. vi. 36.) Job, ix. 2:
man offend not in word, e the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle 3 the whole body.
3 Behold, we put f bits 4 in the horses' mouths, that they may obey is; and we turn about their whole body.
4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor 5 listeth.
5 Even so the 5 tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth !
6 And i the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity : so is the tongue among our members, that it * defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the
stame. Co. Ma. Cr. + bridles. Ham. Pu. 5 steersman. Dod. 6 wood. A. V. fuel. Pu.
How should a man be just with God? PRO. xx. 9 : Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin ? Eccles. vii. 20: There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. 1 John, i.8: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
d Pro. xiii. 3 : He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. See on James, i. 26.
• Mat. xii. 37 : By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Ps. xxxii. 9 : Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding : whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
8 Pro. xii. 18: There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword : but the tongue of the wise is health. do. xv. 2: The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
h P's. xii. 3: The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things. do. Ixxiii. 8,9: They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression : they speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
Pro. xvi. 27 : An ungodly man diggeth up evil : and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
MAT. xv. 19, 20 : For out of the heart proceed evil