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James 1:22 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But be ye doers of [the] word and not hearers only, beguiling yourselves.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only—reasoning yourselves astray;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and become ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers onely, receiuing your owne selues.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— BUT be doers of the word, and not hearers only, neither deceive yourselves.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only; and do not deceive yourselves.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
be x1096
(1096) Complement
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
ye y1096
[1096] Standard
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5737
<5737> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 152
doers 4163
{4163} Prime
ποιητής
poietes
{poy-ay-tace'}
From G4160; a performer; specifically a 'poet'.
of the word, 3056
{3056} Prime
λόγος
logos
{log'-os}
From G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
not 3361
{3361} Prime
μή
me
{may}
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
hearers 202
{0202} Prime
ἀκροατής
akroates
{ak-ro-at-ace'}
From ἀκροάομαι [[akroaomai]] (to listen; apparently an intensive of G0191); a hearer (merely).
only, 3440
{3440} Prime
μόνον
monon
{mon'-on}
Neuter of G3441 as adverb; merely.
deceiving 3884
{3884} Prime
παραλογίζομαι
paralogizomai
{par-al-og-id'-zom-ahee}
From G3844 and G3049; to misreckon, that is, delude.
z5740
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
your own selves. 1438
{1438} Prime
ἑαυτοῦ
heautou
{heh-ow-too'}
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

James 1:22

_ _ Qualification of the precept, “Be swift to hear”: “Be ye doers ... not hearers only”; not merely “Do the word,” but “Be doers” systematically and continually, as if this was your regular business. James here again refers to the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 7:21-29).

_ _ deceiving your own selves — by the logical fallacy (the Greek implies this) that the mere hearing is all that is needed.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on James 1:19-27.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

James 1:22

(15) But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, (16) deceiving your own selves.

(15) Another admonition: therefore God's word is heard, that we may model our lives according to the laws it contains. (16) He adds reasons, and those most weighty: first, because they that do otherwise seriously harm themselves.

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be:

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth [it] not, to him it is sin.
Matthew 7:21-25 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. ... And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Matthew 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.
Luke 6:46-48 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? ... He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Luke 12:47-48 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not [himself], neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes]. ... But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few [stripes]. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
John 13:17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law [are] just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.
Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
1 John 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
Revelation 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed [is] he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

deceiving:

James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion [is] vain.
Isaiah 44:20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, [Is there] not a lie in my right hand?
Obadiah 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation [is] high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another.
2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, [as] they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots [they are] and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
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