Do you judge others? (Jas 2:4)

“Have you not made


Among yourselves?

Have you become


With evil thoughts?”

οὐ διεκρίθητε ἐν ἑαυτοῖς καὶ ἐγένεσθε κριταὶ διαλογισμῶν πονηρῶν;

James said, “Have you not made distinctions (οὐ διεκρίθητε) among yourselves (ἐν ἑαυτοῖς)?  Have you become judges (καὶ ἐγένεσθε κριταὶ) with evil thoughts (διαλογισμῶν πονηρῶν)?”  James seemed to scold his readers with these questions.  Have they made distinctions among themselves?  Have they become evil minded judges regarding other people?  They had become judges of other people, assuming the worst of some people.  They were prejudging people by their clothes and wealth.  How do you judge people?

Thank you! – 66

April 24, 2022

Thank you! – 66

In two and a half months, I have finished reading and commenting on the Letter to the Hebrews.  I have now finished the New Testament four canonical gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, plus the Acts of the Apostles, and Paul’s letters to the Romans, as well 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and now Hebrews.  Every time I finish commenting on a book of the Bible, I send a thank you blog.  I usually post five blogs a day covering a verse of the biblical books.  So far, I have posted over 15,275 blogs about the individual paragraphs of all the 46 books of the Old Testament, plus the individual verses of the first 19 books of the New Testament.  It has taken me nine years to get this done, since I first began in 2013.

256 people follow this blog every day.  Many people have visited this site.  There have been over 83,000 hits on this blog since its inception.  I just want to thank all of you.  Word Press sent me a compilation that showed that about 52,200 people from 174 other countries have visited this web site since its inception.

I realize that over 14,500 people have left comments in 2021, but I have not responded to them.  Some of you might want to moderate my comments, which is fine with me.  If you want to contact me directly, my email is

I want to thank all of you who have sent emails to me these past few months, especially

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Thank you to everyone.

Peace – love – joy

Eugene Finnegan

Greetings (chapter 13)

This author ended with a prayer that the God of peace should be with them.  They were to do the good will of God through Jesus Christ.  They had listened to his words.  Timothy was now free.  They were to greet their leaders with a greeting from those people in Italy.  May grace be on all of them.  Do you pray for peace?

Fidelity (chapter 13)

This author reminded his readers that that they should remember their leaders.  Imitate their faith!  Jesus Christ is always the same, yesterday, today, and forever.  Watch out for strange teachings!  Do not get involved with food problems.  We have a new altar.  The bodies of the sacrificed animals were burned outside the camp.  So too, Jesus suffered outside the city gate.  Let us bear abuse!  We have no lasting city on earth.  Let us continue to offer a sacrifice of praise to God by doing good and sharing.  Are you faithful to Jesus Christ?