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James Chapter 2 : 1-10 - World English Bible [WEB]

  • World English Bible [WEB]
  • 1 My brothers, don't hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ of glory with partiality.
  • 2 For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your synagogue, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in;
  • 3 and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;"
  • 4 haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
  • 5 Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn't God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?
  • 6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Don't the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts?
  • 7 Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
  • 8 However, if you fulfill the royal law, according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well.
  • 9 But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
  • 10 For whoever keeps the whole law, and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.
  • Open English Bible [OEB]
  • Warning on Various Subjects
  • 1 My friends, are you really trying to combine faith in Jesus Christ, our glorified Lord, with discrimination?
  • 2 Suppose a visitor should enter your synagogue, with gold rings and in grand clothes, and suppose a poor man should come in also, in shabby clothes,
  • 3 and you show more respect to the visitor who is wearing grand clothes, and say – “There is a good seat for you here,” but to the poor man – “You must stand; or sit down there by my footstool,”
  • 4 Haven’t you made distinctions among yourselves, and used evil standards of judgement?
  • 5 Listen, my dear friends. Has not God chosen those who are poor in the things of this world to be rich through their faith, and to possess the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him?
  • 6 But you – you insult the poor man! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you? Isn’t it they who drag you into law courts?
  • 7 Isn’t it they who malign that honorable name spoken over you at your baptism?
  • 8 If you keep the royal law which runs – ‘You must love your neighbor as you love yourself,’ you are doing right;
  • 9 but, if you discriminate, you commit a sin, and stand convicted by that same law of being offenders against it.
  • 10 For a person who has laid the Law, as a whole, to heart, but has failed in one particular, is accountable for breaking all its provisions.

The book of James has 5 chapters.
James chapter 2 has 26 verses.

What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.