James 1:21-25

Hearing and Doing the Word

21 Therefore k put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with l meekness the implanted word, m which is able to save your souls.

22 But be n doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, o the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, p he will be blessed in his doing.

  1. Cross References
    Colossians 3:8
    But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
  2. Cross References
    James 3:13
    Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.
  3. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 15:2
    And by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you - unless you believed in vain.
    Ephesians 1:13
    In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.
  4. Cross References
    Romans 2:13
    For it is not the hearers of the law who are ri...
    James 2:14 - 20
    What good is it, my brothers, if someone says h...
    Matthew 7:21
    Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will...
    Matthew 7:24 - 27
    Everyone then who hears these words of mine and...
    Luke 8:21
    But he answered them, "My mother and my brother...
    John 13:17
    If you know these things, blessed are you if yo...
  5. Cross References
    James 2:12
    So speak and so act as those who are to be judg...
    Galatians 2:4
    Yet because of false brothers secretly brought ...
    Galatians 5:1
    For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm ...
    Galatians 5:13
    For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only ...
    1 Peter 2:16
    Live as people who are free, not using your fre...
    2 Peter 2:19
    They promise them freedom, but they themselves ...
    John 8:32
    And you will know the truth, and the truth will...
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 1:1 - 2
    Book One Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.
    Luke 11:28
    But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!
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