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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
James 2



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Verse 1

have = hold.

faith. App-150.

Lord. App-98.

Jesus Christ. App-98. XI

glory. Compare 1 Corinthians 2:8. Seep. 1511.

with. App-104.

respect of persons. Greek. prosopolepsia. See Romans 2:11.

Verse 2

assembly = synagogue. Greek. sunagoge. App-120.

man. App-123.

with a gold ring. Literally gold-ringed. Greek. chrusodaktulios, Only here.

goodly = bright, or shining. Greek. lampros. Here, James 2:3 (gay). Luke 23:11. Acts 10:30. Revelation 15:6; Revelation 18:14; Revelation 19:8; Revelation 22:1, Revelation 22:16.

apparel. Greek. esthes. In this and in the next verse translated by three different words, "apparel", "raiment", "clothing". Compare Luke 23:11. Acts 1:10; Acts 10:30; Acts 12:21.

also, &c. = a poor man also.

poor. App-127.

vile. Greek. rhuparos. Only here. Compare James 1:21.

Verse 3

have respect. App-133.

unto = to.

in a good place. Literally well. Greek. kalos.

under. App-104.

Verse 4

Are . . . partial. App-122.

of. Genitive of quality or character. App-17.

evil. App-128.

thoughts = reasonings. See Matthew 15:19.

Verse 5

beloved. App-135.

Hath . . . chosen = Did . . . choose.

God. App-98.

this = the.

world. App-129.

kingdom. See App-112, App-113, App-114.

hath. Omit.

love. App-135.

Verse 6

have. Omit.

despised = shamed. Greek. atimazo. See Acts 5:41.

poor. Singular, as James 2:2.

oppress. See Acts 10:38.

draw = themselves drag. Greek. helko. See Acts 21:30.

before = to. App-104.

judgment seats. App-177.

Verse 7

that = the.

worthy = honourable. Greek. kalos. See Romans 12:17.

name. See Acts 2:38; Acts 15:26.

by the which, &c. = which is called upon (App-104.) you. called. See Acts 2:21.

Verse 8

royal. Greek. basilikos. See John 4:46.

according to. App-104.

Scripture. Greek. graphe. The quotation is from Leviticus 19:18.

Verse 9

have respect, &c. Greek. prosopolepteo. Only here. Compare James 2:1 and Acts 10:34. See Leviticus 19:15.

sin. App-128.

and are, &c. = being convicted. Greek. elencho. See 1 Corinthians 14:24 (convince).

transgressors. App-128.

Verse 10

offend = stumble. Greek. ptaio. See Romans 11:11.

is = has been.

guilty. See Deuteronomy 27:26. Matthew 26:66. Galatians 1:3, Galatians 1:10.

Verse 11

said also, &c. See Exodus 20:14, Exodus 20:13.

no = not, James 2:4.

Verse 12

speak. App-121.

shall = are about to.

judged. App-122.

by. App-104. James 2:1.

liberty. Compare James 1:25.

Verse 13

he . . . judgment = (there shall be) judgment to him.

judgment. App-177.

without mercy. Greek. anileos. Only here.

no = not, as James 2:1.

rejoiceth against = boasteth over. Greek. katakauchaomai. See James 3:14 and Romans 11:18.

Verse 14

What doth, &c. = What is the profit (Greek. ophelos)? See 1 Corinthians 15:32.

though = if, as in James 2:2.

a man = one. App-123.

works. Compare Matthew 5:16.

can, &c. Question preceded by me, assuming a negative answer.

Verse 15

be. Greek. huparcho. See Luke 9:48.

destitute = lacking. Greek. leipo, as in James 1:4, James 1:5.

daily. Greek. ephemeros. Only here.

Verse 16

one. App-123., as in James 2:1, James 2:4, James 2:5.

needful. Greek. epitedeios. Only here.

Verse 17

dead. Greek. nekros. Compare App-139.

alone = by (App-104.) itself.

Verse 18

without = apart from. Greek. choris.

Verse 19

believest. App-150.

devils = demons. See App-101.

believe. App-150.

tremble = shudder. Greek. phrisso. Only here.

Verse 20

wilt. App-102.

know. App-132.

dead. In the Textus Receptus the same as James 2:17, but the texts read argos, idle or barren. See Matthew 12:36 and 2 Peter 1:8.

Verse 21

justified. App-191.

son. App-108.

Verse 22

Seest. App-133.

wrought with. Greek. sunergeo. See Romans 8:28.

made perfect. App-125.

Verse 23

fulfilled. App-125.

believed. App-150.

imputed = reckoned. Greek. logizomai. See Romans 2:3 (thinkest).

righteousness. App-191. Quoted from Genesis 15:6, but it received a further fulfilment after James 22:10, which obtained the testimony of verses: James 2:15-18.

friend of God. See 2 Chronicles 20:7. Isaiah 41:8.

Verse 24

see. App-133.

Verse 25

also. Should follow "harlot".

sent . . . out. App-174.

another. App-124.

Verse 26

the. Omit.

spirit. App-101. See Authorized Version m., and compare Genesis 2:7.

so, &c. = so faith also.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on James 2:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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