James 1:1

1 James, a a
slave: The strong Greek word doulos cannot be accurately translated in English by "servant" or "bond servant"; the HCSB translates this word as "slave," not out of insensitivity to the legitimate concerns of modern English speakers, but out of a commitment to accurately convey the brutal reality of the Roman empire's inhumane institution as well as the ownership called for by Christ.
slave of God c and of the Lord Jesus Christ:To the 12 tribes d in the Dispersion.
Jewish people scattered throughout Gentile lands who spoke Gk and were influenced by Gk culture.
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