James 2:6

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
New King James Version

But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?
New American Standard Bible

But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court (courts)?
New International Version

But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?
The Amplified Bible

But you [in contrast] have insulted – humiliated, dishonored and shown your contempt for – the poor. Is it not the rich who domineer over you? Is in not they who drag you into the law courts?
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

But as for you, you dishonored the poor man. Do not those who are wealthy exploit, oppress, and dominate you, and they themselves drag you into law-courts?
Phillips’ Modern English

And if you behave as I have suggested, it is the poor man that you are insulting. Look around you. Isn’t it the rich who are always trying to rule your lives, isn’t it the rich who drag you into litigation?
Williams’ Language of the People

But you, in contrast, have humiliated the poor man. Are not the rich men those who oppress you and drag you to court?
Jas. 2:5 π Jas. 2:7
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See Also:

Writings on the Paidion Books Site
That Reference This Scripture

  1. History Revisited - Neil Girrard Yet again, those who refuse to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.

  2. Misusing Wealth; Lords of Darkness - Neil Girrard Man’s fallen nature gives him a virtually unshakable allegiance to social standards that are based, not on a divine perspective nor even on valuing honest work, but on the belief that real achievement consists in imitating and emulating the wealthy leisure class.
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