James 2:4
Context
A Warning Against Favoritism

1My brothers, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2For if there come to your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 3And you have respect to him that wears the gay clothing, and say to him, Sit you here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand you there, or sit here under my footstool: 4Are you not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? 5Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them that love him? 6But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? 7Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which you are called? 8If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well: 9But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. 10For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 11For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if you commit no adultery, yet if you kill, you are become a transgressor of the law. 12So speak you, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. 13For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.
Cross References
Luke 18:6
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge said.


John 7:24
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.


James 3:17
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.


Treasury of Scripture

Are you not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

partial. See on ch.

James 1:1-27 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting...

Job 34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor?...

Malachi 2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways...

Judges.

4:11

Job 21:27 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which you wrongfully imagine against me.

Psalm 58:1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men?

Psalm 82:2 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Psalm 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

Matthew 7:1-5 Judge not, that you be not judged...

John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Strong's Concordance
Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Topical Bible
Difference Distinctions Division Evil Faith Full Fully Haven't Hearts Ill-reasoning Judge Judges Minds Motives Partial Partiality Plain Seeing Shown Thoughts Wrong Yourselves
Resources
James Chapter 2 Verse 4

Alphabetical: among and become discriminated distinctions evil have judges made motives not thoughts with you yourselves

NT Letters: James 2:4 Haven't you shown partiality among yourselves (Ja Jas. Jam)
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