James 1:26

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

If any man among you seems to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
New King James Version

If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.
New American Standard Bible

If any one thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.
New International Version

If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
The Amplified Bible

If anyone thinks himself to be religious (piously observant of the external duties of his faith) and does not bridle his tongue but deludes his own heart, this person’s religious service is worthless (futile, barren).
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

If, as is the case, anyone imagines himself to be religious, not holding in check his tongue [with bit and bridle], but is deceiving his own heart, this person’s religion is worthless.
Phillips’ Modern English

If anyone appears to be “religious” but cannot control his tongue, he deceives himself and we may be sure that his religion is useless.
Williams’ Language of the People

If anyone thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue, but deceives himself, his religious worship is worthless.
 
Jas. 1:25 π Jas. 1:27
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  2. In His Rest - Neil Girrard A Scriptural look at resting in God.

  3. Religion - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Religion – as a word, as a concept and as a practice – cannot be rightly categorized apart from the adjectives and descriptive we attach to it.

  4. Spiritual But Not Religious - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) SBNR is a popular label among “emergent” generations. What does this label really mean?

  5. Tags Come Second - Neil Girrard - ( in Adobe/pdf format ) Some people want to believe that “denominational tags” are permissible and harmless and even irrelevant. Really?

  6. The Word “Deceived” the Description of Every Unregenerate Man; War On the Saints - Jesse Penn-Lewis No one likes to admit that they are deceived – but deception is rampant among the followers of Christ nonetheless.
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