James 2:8-13 NIV

8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself,"a1 you are doing right.

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9 But if you show favoritism,2 you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.3

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      10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles4 at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.5

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      11 For he who said, "Do not commit adultery,"b6 also said, "Do not murder."c7 If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

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        • b 2:11 - Exodus 20:14; Deut. 5:18
        • c 2:11 - Exodus 20:13; Deut. 5:17
          12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged8 by the law that gives freedom,9

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          13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful.10 Mercy triumphs over judgment!

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