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James 1:22-25 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

23 For if any man is an hearer of the word, and not a doer, this shall be likened to a man that beholdeth the face of his birth in a mirror [this shall be comparisoned, or likened, to a man beholding the cheer of his birth in a mirror];

24 for he beheld himself, and went away, and at once he forgot which he was. [for he beheld himself, and went away, and anon he forgot what manner man he was.]

25 But he that beholdeth into the law of perfect freedom, and dwelleth in it, and is not made a forgetful hearer, but a doer of work, this shall be blessed in his deed.

James 1:22-25 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

22 And see that you be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves with sophistry. 23 For if anyone hears the word and does it not, he is like a man that looks at his bodily face in a mirror. 24 For as soon as he has looked at himself, he goes his way and forgets immediately what his appearance was. 25 But whoever looks in the perfect law of liberty and continues in it (if he is not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work), this one shall be happy in his deed.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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James 1:22-25 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

22 [a]And be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, [b]deceiving your own selves.

23 [c]For if any hear the word, and do it not, he is like unto a man, that beholdeth his [d]natural face in a glass.

24 For when he hath considered himself, he goeth his way, and forgetteth immediately what manner of one he was.

25 But who so looketh in the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he not being a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, shall be blessed in his [e]deed.

Footnotes:

  1. James 1:22 Another admonition. Therefore is God’s word heard, that we may frame our lives according to the prescript thereof.
  2. James 1:22 He addeth reasons, and those most weighty: first, because they that do otherwise, do very much hurt themselves.
  3. James 1:23 Secondly, because they lose the chiefest use of God’s word, which correct not by it the faults that they know.
  4. James 1:23 He alludeth to that natural spot, to which is contrary that purity whereunto we are born again, the lively image whereof we behold in the Law.
  5. James 1:25 Behaving himself so: for works do show faith.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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James 1:22-25 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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