James 2:6-16 NIV

6 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?

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7 Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?
8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,”a you are doing right.

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9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.

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      10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.

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      11 For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,”b also said, “You shall not murder.”c If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

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        • c 2:11 - Exodus 20:14; Deut. 5:18
        • d 2:11 - Exodus 20:13; Deut. 5:17
          12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom,

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          13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

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          Faith and Deeds

          14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?

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          15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.

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          16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?

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