JAMES 1:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

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James 1:22 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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But δὲ But, and, etc But
be Γίνεσθε To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) be
ye doers ποιηταὶ A performer; specially, a "poet" doers
of the word, λόγου Something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e., Christ) word
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
hearers ἀκροαταὶ A hearer (merely) hearers
only, μόνον Merely only
deceiving παραλογιζόμενοι To misreckon, i.e., delude deceiving
your own selves. ἑαυτούς (him- her-, it-, them-, my-, thy-, our-, your-)self (selves), etc own selves

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  • 20  For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

  • 21  Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

  • 22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

  • 23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

  • 24  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.




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