|Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. |
|But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. |
Believers who hear the Word of God (v. 19) must receive it with a teachable spirit (v. 21), applying it to their daily lives. To hear and not obey is to be deceived.
Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Jas 1:22). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.