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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

James 2

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. h elko. 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 Jam 22:10 , which obtained the testimony of verses: James 2:15-59.2.18 .

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". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/james-2.html. 1909-1922.