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Which James?
Who the 12 tribes?
What is the word?
What does quick to hear mean?
James 1:21 ESV
Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
rec means to welcome or accept
Again James identified with his audience, My dear brothers, and then made it clear that what was to follow was of great importance: take note of this, or “know this” (iste). A threefold injunction follows: let everyone … be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.
J. Ronald Blue, “James,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 823.
James 1:22 ESV
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Do means to obey the word
James 1:23–25 ESV
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. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
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