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James 2:8-11 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

Nevertheless if ye perform the king's law, by scriptures[a], Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.

But if ye take persons, ye work sin, and be reproved of the law, as trespassers [as transgressors].

10 And whoever keepeth all the law, but offendeth in one [Forsooth whoever shall keep all the law, soothly offend in one], he is made guilty of all.

11 For he that said, Thou shalt do no lechery [Thou shalt not do lechery], said also, Thou shalt not slay; that if thou doest no lechery, but thou slayest, thou art made [a] trespasser of the law.

Footnotes:

  1. James 2:8 after scriptures/by scripture

James 2:8-11 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

If you fulfil the royal law according to the scripture that says, You shall love your neighbour as yourself – you do well. But if you regard one person more than another, you commit sin, and are rebuked by the law as transgressors. 10 Whoever keeps the whole law, and yet fails in one point, is guilty in all. 11 For he who said: You shall not commit adultery, said also: You shall not kill. Though you commit no adultery, yet if you kill, you are a transgressor of the law.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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James 2:8-11 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

[a]But if ye fulfill the [b]royal Law according to the Scripture, which saith, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well.

But if ye regard the persons, ye commit sin, and are rebuked of the Law, as transgressors.

10 [c]For whosoever shall keep the whole Law, and yet faileth in one point, he is guilty of [d]all.

11 [e]For he that said, Thou shalt not commit adultery, said also, Thou shalt not kill. Now though thou doest none adultery, yet if thou killest, thou art a transgressor of the Law.

Footnotes:

  1. James 2:8 The conclusion: Charity which God prescribeth cannot agree with the accepting of persons, seeing that we must walk in the King’s highway.
  2. James 2:8 The Law is said to be royal and like the King’s highway, for that it is plain and without turnings, and that the Law calleth everyone our neighbor, without respect, whom we may help by any kind of duty.
  3. James 2:10 A new argument to prove the same conclusion: They do not love their neighbors, which neglect some, and ambitiously honor others: for he doth not obey God, which cutteth off from the commandments of God that that is not so commodious for him, nay he is rather guilty generally for the breach of the whole Law, although he observe the residue.
  4. James 2:10 Not that all sins are equal, but because he that breaketh one tittle of the Law, offendeth the majesty of the Lawgiver.
  5. James 2:11 A proof: because the Lawmaker is always one and the selfsame, and the body of the Law cannot be divided.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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James 2:8-11 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: but if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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