22 But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.
James 1:22 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
22 Do what God’s teaching says; don’t just listen and do nothing.
When you only sit and listen, you are fooling yourselves.
2 Timothy 3:13 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
13 People who are evil and cheat others will become worse and worse.
They will fool others, but they will also be fooling themselves.
James 1:18-21Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
18 God decided to give us life through the true message he sent to us.
He wanted us to be the most important of all that he created.
19 My dear brothers and sisters, always be more willing to listen
than to speak. Keep control of your anger.
20 Anger does not help you live the way God wants.
[catholic: slow to anger;
20 for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness.]
21 So get rid of everything evil in your lives—every kind of wrong you do.
Be humble and accept God’s teaching that is planted in your hearts.
This teaching can save you.
Mark 16:17 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
5 Examine and test and evaluat
and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves
Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”