James 2:9-19 NIV

9 But if you show favoritism,1 you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.2

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      10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles3 at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.4

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      11 For he who said, "Do not commit adultery,"a5 also said, "Do not murder."b6 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 judged7 by the law that gives freedom,8

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          13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful.9 Mercy triumphs over judgment!

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          Faith and Deeds

          14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?10 Can such faith save him?

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          15 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food.11

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          16 If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?12

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          17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.13

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              18 But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds,14 and I will show you my faith15 by what I do.16

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              19 You believe that there is one God.17 Good! Even the demons believe that18--and shudder.

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