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.