As recently as the eighth edition of Driver’s ILOT, the genuineness of Ezekiel had been accepted as completely authentic by the majority of rationalist critics. But in 1924 Gustav Hoelscher advanced the thesis that only a small fraction of the book was by the historical sixth-century Ezekiel (i.e., only 143 verses out of 1273) and the rest came from some later author living in Jerusalem and contemporaneous with Nehemiah (440–430 b.c.).
The first two words of 5:20, the third-person imperative and the demonstrative pronoun (γινωσκέτω ὅτι ginōsketō hoti) would seem to be the original reading and were altered to the second-person plural imperative (γινώσκετε ginōskete).
which the Lord has promised to those who love him (James 1:12c) James makes it clear about the crown of life the Lord has promised to those who love him. (τοῖς ἀγαπῶσιν αὐτόν tois agapōsin auton) Hence, we see the firm assurance of God to his followers. They do not fight the good fight in human imperfection, through a Satanic age and fallen world in hopelessness with a hollow, empty, blind faith.
The Purpose of Narrative. In this section we have given us, in brief form, the career of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their families and how we received the promises through them.
for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life (James 1:12b) The approval or acceptance comes from the fact that one’s faith has been tested and has been approved (δόκιμος dokimos) by God.
The Joseph Smith Translation (JST), also called the Inspired Version (IV), was a revision of the Bible by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.
Blessed is the man who endures under trial; (James 1:12a) So, the man who can face and withstand trials/tests, namely, a close examination that looks for flaws and mistakes, with his character on full display by holding his ground (endures); will be blessed/happy and highly favored by God.
Just as the flower arises and is destroyed so also, the rich man will fade away (μαραίνω marainō), to disappear gradually, in the midst of his pursuits (πορεία poreia), that is, his way of life.
The Greek-English New Testament Interlinear (GENTI), Produced by Christian Publishing House, Cambridge, Ohio