JAMES 127

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"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:

To look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being poluted by the world."

- James 1:27

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

-James 1:27 (NIV) 1

 

"Here are the kinds of beliefs that God our Father accepts as pure and without fault. When widows and children who have no parents are in trouble, take care of them. And keep yourselves from being polluted by the world."

-James 1:27 (NIRV) 2

 

"Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."

-James 1:27 (KJV)

 

"Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world."

-James 1:27 (NKJV) 3

 

"Pure religion, undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."

-James 1:27 (21st Century KJV) 4

 

"Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world."

-James 1:27 (NASB) 5

 

"Anyone who sets himself up as "religious" by talking a good game is self-deceived.  This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air.  Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world."

-James 1:27 (The Message) 6

 

"Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us."

-James 1:27 (NLT) 7

 

"Religion that pleases God the Father must be pure and spotless. You must help needy orphans and widows and not let this world make you evil."

-James 1:27 (CEV) 8

"Pure religion and undefiled before our God and father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world."

-James 1:27 (ASV) 9

 

"religion pure and undefiled with the God and Father

is this, to look after orphans and widows in their

tribulation -- unspotted to kee phimself from the world."

-James 1:27 (YLT) 10

 

"Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, to keep oneself unspotted from the world."

-James 1:27 (Darby Translation) 11

 

-"External religious worship religion as it is expressed

in outward acts that is pure and unblemished in

the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and

help and care for the orphans and widows in

their affliction and need, and to keep oneself

unspotted and uncontaminated from the world."

- James 1:27 (Amplified Bible) 12

 

-"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world."

-James 1:27 (ESV) 13

 

-"Religion that is pure and good before God the Father is to help children who have no parents and to care for women whose husbands have died who have troubles.

Pure religion is also to keep yourself clean

from the sinful things of the world."

-James 1:27 (NLV) 14

 

-"Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world."

-James 1:27 Holman CSB 15

 

-"A clean religion, and unwemmed with God and the Father,

is this, to visit fatherless and motherless children, and widows in their tribulation, and to keep himself undefouled from this world [and to keep himself undefouled from the world]"

-James 1:27 (WNT) 16

 

-"This is what God the Father wants. It is clean and right.

Go and help those who have no father and mother. Go and help widow women whose husbands are dead.

These people have troubles. And keep yourself clean from the wrong things in the world."

-James 1:27 (Worldwide English (New Testament)) 17

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