Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJames 2:13
- Without mercy (aneleov).
- Found here only save a doubtful papyrus example (anelewv) for the vernacular anilewv and the Attic anhlehv. For this principle of requital see Matthew 5:7; 6:14; 7:1; 18:33.
- Glorieth against (katakauxatai).
- Present middle indicative of the old compound verb katakauxaomai, to exult over (down), in N.T. only here, 3:14; Romans 11:18. Only mercy can triumph over justice with God and men. "Mercy is clothed with the divine glory and stands by the throne of God" (Chrysostom). See Romans 8:31-39; Matthew 9:13; 12:7.