James 1:25 KJV (With Strong’s)

ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
de (Greek #1161)
but, and, etc.
KJV usage: also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Pronounce: deh
Origin: a primary particle (adversative or continuative)
whoso looketh
parakupto (Greek #3879)
to bend beside, i.e. lean over (so as to peer within)
KJV usage: look (into), stoop down.
Pronounce: par-ak-oop'-to
Origin: from 3844 and 2955
h into
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
the perfect
teleios (Greek #5046)
complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with 3588) completeness
KJV usage: of full age, man, perfect.
Pronounce: tel'-i-os
Origin: from 5056
nomos (Greek #3551)
law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle)
KJV usage: law.
Pronounce: nom'-os
Origin: from a primary νέμω (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals)
of liberty
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
eleutheria (Greek #1657)
freedom (legitimate or licentious, chiefly moral or ceremonial)
KJV usage: liberty.
Pronounce: el-yoo-ther-ee'-ah
Origin: from 1658
i, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
parameno (Greek #3887)
to stay near, i.e. remain (literally, tarry; or figuratively, be permanent, persevere)
KJV usage: abide, continue.
Pronounce: par-am-en'-o
Origin: from 3844 and 3306
therein, he
houtos (Greek #3778)
the he (she or it), i.e. this or that (often with article repeated)
KJV usage: he (it was that), hereof, it, she, such as, the same, these, they, this (man, same, woman), which, who.
Pronounce: hoo'-tos
Origin: οὗτοι (hoo'-toy), nominative feminine singular αὕτη (how'-tay), and nominative feminine plural αὕται (how'-tahee) from the article 3588 and 846
ginomai (Greek #1096)
to cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.)
KJV usage: arise, be assembled, be(-come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.
Pronounce: ghin'-om-ahee
Origin: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
a forgetful
epilesmone (Greek #1953)
KJV usage: X forgetful.
Pronounce: ep-ee-lace-mon-ay'
Origin: from a derivative of 1950
akroates (Greek #202)
a hearer (merely)
KJV usage: hearer.
Pronounce: ak-ro-at-ace'
Origin: from ἀκροάομαι (to listen; apparently an intensive of 191)
, but
alla (Greek #235)
properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations)
KJV usage: and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
Pronounce: al-lah'
Origin: neuter plural of 243
a doer
poietes (Greek #4163)
from 4160; a performer; specially, a "poet"; --doer, poet.
Pronounce: poy-ay-tace'
of the work
ergon (Greek #2041)
toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication, an act
KJV usage: deed, doing, labour, work.
Pronounce: er'-gon
Origin: from a primary (but obsolete) ἔργω (to work)
, this man
houtos (Greek #3778)
the he (she or it), i.e. this or that (often with article repeated)
KJV usage: he (it was that), hereof, it, she, such as, the same, these, they, this (man, same, woman), which, who.
Pronounce: hoo'-tos
Origin: οὗτοι (hoo'-toy), nominative feminine singular αὕτη (how'-tay), and nominative feminine plural αὕται (how'-tahee) from the article 3588 and 846
l shall be
esomai (Greek #2071)
will be
KJV usage: shall (should) be (have), (shall) come (to pass), X may have, X fall, what would follow, X live long, X sojourn.
Pronounce: es'-om-ahee
Origin: future of 1510
makarios (Greek #3107)
supremely blest; by extension, fortunate, well off
KJV usage: blessed, happy(X -ier).
Pronounce: mak-ar'-ee-os
Origin: a prolonged form of the poetical μάκαρ (meaning the same)
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
poiesis (Greek #4162)
action, i.e. performance (of the law)
KJV usage: deed.
Pronounce: poy'-ay-sis
Origin: from 4160

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Ministry on This Verse

the perfect.
James 2:12• 12So speak ye, and so act, as those that are to be judged by the law of liberty; (James 2:12)
Psa. 19:7‑10• 7The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple;
8The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9The fear of Jehovah is clean, enduring for ever; the judgments of Jehovah are truth, they are righteous altogether:
10They are more precious than gold, yea, than much fine gold; and sweeter than honey and the dropping of the honeycomb.
(Psa. 19:7‑10)
Psa. 119:32,45,96‑105• 32I will run the way of thy commandments when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
45And I will walk at liberty, for I have sought thy precepts;
96I have seen an end of all perfection: thy commandment is exceeding broad.
97MEM. Oh how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
98Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies; for they are ever with me.
99I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my meditation.
100I understand more than the aged, because I have observed thy precepts.
101I have refrained my feet from every evil path, that I might keep thy word.
102I have not departed from thy judgments; for it is thou that hast taught me.
103How sweet are thy *words unto my taste! more than honey to my mouth!
104From thy precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false path.
105NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
(Psa. 119:32,45,96‑105)
Rom. 7:12,22‑23• 12So that the law indeed is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
22For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man:
23but I see another law in my members, warring in opposition to the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which exists in my members.
(Rom. 7:12,22‑23)
1 Sam. 12:14• 14If ye fear Jehovah, and serve him, and hearken to his voice, and rebel not against the commandment of Jehovah, then both ye and the king also that reigns over you shall continue following Jehovah your God. (1 Sam. 12:14)
John 8:31• 31Jesus therefore said to the Jews who believed him, If ye abide in my word, ye are truly my disciples; (John 8:31)
John 15:9‑10• 9As the Father has loved me, I also have loved you: abide in my love.
10If ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
(John 15:9‑10)
Acts 2:42• 42And they persevered in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles, in breaking of bread and prayers. (Acts 2:42)
Acts 13:43• 43And the congregation of the synagogue having broken up, many of the Jews and of the worshipping proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God. (Acts 13:43)
Acts 26:22• 22Having therefore met with the help which is from God, I have stood firm unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying nothing else than those things which both the prophets and Moses have said should happen, (Acts 26:22)
Rom. 2:7‑8• 7to them who, in patient continuance of good works, seek for glory and honour and incorruptibility, life eternal.
8But to those that are contentious, and are disobedient to the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there shall be wrath and indignation,
(Rom. 2:7‑8)
Rom. 11:22• 22Behold then the goodness and severity of God: upon them who have fallen, severity; upon thee goodness of God, if thou shalt abide in goodness, since otherwise *thou* also wilt be cut away. (Rom. 11:22)
Col. 1:23• 23if indeed ye abide in the faith founded and firm, and not moved away from the hope of the glad tidings, which ye have heard, which have been proclaimed in the whole creation which is under heaven, of which *I* Paul became minister. (Col. 1:23)
1 Tim. 2:15• 15But she shall be preserved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with discretion. (1 Tim. 2:15)
1 Tim. 4:16• 16Give heed to thyself and to the teaching; continue in them; for, doing this, thou shalt save both thyself and those that hear thee. (1 Tim. 4:16)
1 John 2:24• 24As for *you* let that which ye have heard from the beginning abide in you: if what ye have heard from the beginning abides in you, *ye* also shall abide in the Son and in the Father. (1 John 2:24)
a forgetful.
Psa. 19:11• 11Moreover, by them is thy servant enlightened; in keeping them there is great reward. (Psa. 19:11)
Psa. 106:3• 3Blessed are they that keep justice, and he that doeth righteousness at all times. (Psa. 106:3)
Psa. 119:2‑3• 2Blessed are they that observe his testimonies, that seek him with the whole heart;
3Who also do no unrighteousness: they walk in his ways.
(Psa. 119:2‑3)
Luke 6:47‑49• 47Every one that comes to me, and hears my words and does them, I will shew you to whom he is like.
48He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock; but a great rain coming, the stream broke upon that house, and could not shake it, for it had been founded on the rock.
49And he that has heard and not done, is like a man who has built a house on the ground without a foundation, on which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the breach of that house was great.
(Luke 6:47‑49)
Luke 11:28• 28But *he* said, Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it. (Luke 11:28)
John 13:17• 17If ye know these things, blessed are ye if ye do them. (John 13:17)
1 Cor. 15:58• 58So then, my beloved brethren, be firm, immovable, abounding always in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Cor. 15:58)
Rev. 14:13• 13And I heard a voice out of the heaven saying, Write, Blessed the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; for their works follow with them. (Rev. 14:13)
Rev. 22:14• 14Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have right to the tree of life, and that they should go in by the gates into the city. (Rev. 22:14)
or, doing.
 This law is the law of liberty, because the same Word which reveals what God is and what He wills has made us partakers by grace of the divine nature; so that not to walk according to that Word would be not to walk according to our own new nature. Now to walk according to our own new nature, and that the nature of God, and guided by His Word, is true liberty. (James 1 by J.N. Darby)
 Thus it was with Christ; if His liberty could have been taken away (which spiritually was impossible), it would have been by preventing Him from doing the will of God the Father. (James 1 by J.N. Darby)
 The one who possesses the new nature and is governed by the word will find that the word is "the perfect law of liberty". (The Practical Christian Life by H. Smith)
 To be commanded to do what I desire to do is liberty. Thus the word of God becomes a law of liberty, and the one governed by the law of liberty will be blessed in all his acts. (The Practical Christian Life by H. Smith)
 The highest possible standards are set before us in Christianity but in connection with a power which subdues our hearts and gives us a nature which loves to do that which the revelation enjoins upon us. If a law were imposed upon a dog that it should eat hay it would prove to be to the poor animal a law of bondage. Impose the same law upon a horse and it is a law of liberty. (James 1 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

But *he* that fixes his viewf on the perfect law, that of liberty, and abides in it, being not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, *he* shall be blessed in his doing.

JND Translation Notes

Lit. "stoops down to look into," as Luke 24.12; John 20.5.

W. Kelly Translation

But he that closely looked into perfect law, that of liberty, and abode close, being not a quite forgetful hearer, but a work-doer, he shall be blessed in his doing.