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Daily Bible Verse - 9/25/2007 - James 1:22

NIV Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
KJV But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
NASB But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
James 1:22
be doers. The fact that James calls professing believers to be "doers," rather than simply to do, emphasizes that their entire personality should be characterized in that way. See notes on Matt. 7:21-27.

deceiving. Lit. "reasoning beside or alongside" (as in "beside oneself"). This word was used in mathematics to refer to a miscalculation. Professing Christians who are content with only hearing the Word have made a serious spiritual miscalculation.

MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (Jas 1:22). Nashville: Word Pub.

Did you know?
James issues instructions more profusely than any of the other writers (of the New Testament). In the short space of 108 verses, there are fifty-four commands (imperative forms).

MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Jas 1:2). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

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