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James 1:26-27 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

26 And if any man guesseth himself to be religious, and refraineth not his tongue, but deceiveth his heart, the religion of him is vain.

27 A clean religion, and unwemmed with God and the Father, is this, to visit fatherless and motherless children, and widows in their tribulation, and to keep himself undefouled from this world [and to keep himself undefouled from the world].

James 1:26-27 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

26 If anyone among you seems devout, yet refrains not his tongue, but betrays his own heart into mischief, this one’s devotion is in vain. 27 Pure devotion, and undefiled before God the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their adversity, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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James 1:26-27 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

26 [a]If any man among you seem religious, and refraineth not his tongue, but deceiveth his [b]own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

27 [c]Pure religion and undefiled before God, even the Father, is this, to [d]visit the fatherless, and widows in their adversity, and to keep himself unspotted of the world.

Footnotes:

  1. James 1:26 The third admonition: The word of God prescribeth a rule not only to do well, but also to speak well.
  2. James 1:26 The fountain of all brabbling, and cursed speaking, and sauciness, is this, that men know not themselves.
  3. James 1:27 The fourth: the true service of God standeth in charity toward our neighbors (especially such as need others’ help, as the fatherless and widows), and purity of life.
  4. James 1:27 To have a care of them, and to help them as much as we can.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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James 1:26-27 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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

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