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New International Version
Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?
New Living Translation
Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear?
English Standard Version
Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?
Berean Standard Bible
Are they not the ones who blaspheme the noble name by which you have been called?
Berean Literal Bible
Are they not blaspheming the good Name having been called upon you?
King James Bible
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
New King James Version
Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called?
New American Standard Bible
Do they not blaspheme the good name by which you have been called?
Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?
Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?
Do they not blaspheme the precious name [of Christ] by which you are called?
Christian Standard Bible
Don’t they blaspheme the good name that was invoked over you?
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don’t they blaspheme the noble name that was pronounced over you at your baptism?
American Standard Version
Do not they blaspheme the honorable name by which ye are called?
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, do they not slander The Worthy Name by which you are called?
Contemporary English Version
Aren't they the ones who make fun of your Lord?
Do not they blaspheme the good name that is invoked upon you?
Good News Translation
They are the ones who speak evil of that good name which has been given to you.
International Standard Version
Are not they the ones who blaspheme the noble Name by which you have been called?
Literal Standard Version
Do they not themselves speak evil of the good Name having been called on you?
New American Bible
Is it not they who blaspheme the noble name that was invoked over you?
Do they not blaspheme the good name of the one you belong to?
New Revised Standard Version
Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you?
New Heart English Bible
Do not they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
Weymouth New Testament
and the very people who speak evil of the noble Name by which you are called?
World English Bible
Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
Young's Literal Translation
do they not themselves speak evil of the good name that was called upon you?
Additional Translations ...
ContextA Warning against Favoritism
…6But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? 7Are they not the ones who blaspheme the noble name by which you have been called? 8If you really fulfill the royal law stated in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.…
everyone called by My name and created for My glory, whom I have indeed formed and made."
and when he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. So for a full year they met together with the church and taught large numbers of people. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.
so that the remnant of men may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who are called by My name, says the Lord who does these things
1 Peter 4:16
But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear that name.
Treasury of Scripture
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which you are called?
Psalm 73:7-9 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish…
Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
Matthew 27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
Psalm 111:9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.
Song of Solomon 1:3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 65:15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:
Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
Ephesians 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
Do not they blaspheme . . .--To "blaspheme" is to hurt with the tongue, and includes all manner of evil speech; but a more exclusive use of the word is with regard to things divine, and particularly the unpardonable sin against the Holy Ghost (Matthew 12:31). A moment's reflection will show, unhappily, that this is alluded to in the text.
That worthy name by the which ye are called?--Better, that good, that glorious Name which was invoiced (or, called) over you--viz., at baptism. "Into the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28:19) had all been baptised who were thus addressed; but most probably the Second Person of the Trinity is referred to here. And it was the scorn and contempt visited upon His Name, which changed the mere abuse and ribaldry into a perilous likeness to the deadliest sin. Most commentators thus restrict the Name here to that of Christ. If their view be correct, the blasphemy would probably be linked with that epithet of "Christian"--then so dishonourable--coined, we are told, first in Antioch (Acts 11:26). But there were far more insulting terms found for the poor and struggling believer--"Nazarene," "Atheist," and even worse.Verse 7. - That worthy Name (τὸ καλὸν ὄνομα); the honorable Name; probably the Name of Christ, by which the disciples were known (Acts 11:26), and for which they suffered (Acts 5:41; 1 Peter 5:14-16). By the which ye are called; literally, which was called upon you (τὸ ἐπικληθὲν ἐφ ὑμᾶς). A similar expression is found in St. James's speech in Acts 15:17, in a quotation from Amos 9:12.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.
the ones who blaspheme
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 987: From blasphemos; to vilify; specially, to speak impiously.
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 2570: Properly, beautiful, but chiefly good, i.e. Valuable or virtuous.
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
have been called?
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1941: (a) To call (name) by a supplementary (additional, alternative) name, (b) mid: To call upon, appeal to, address.
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NT Letters: James 2:7 Don't they blaspheme the honorable name (Ja Jas. Jam)