But you dishonor the poor! Who are the ones who oppress you and drag you before the judges? The rich!
They are the ones who speak evil of that good name which has been given to you.
You will be doing the right thing if you obey the law of the Kingdom, which is found in the scripture, "Love your neighbor as you love yourself." 1
But if you treat people according to their outward appearance, you are guilty of sin, and the Law condemns you as a lawbreaker.
Whoever breaks one commandment is guilty of breaking them all.
For the same one who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not commit murder." Even if you do not commit adultery, you have become a lawbreaker if you commit murder. 2
Speak and act as people who will be judged by the law that sets us free.
For God will not show mercy when he judges the person who has not been merciful; but mercy triumphs over judgment.
My friends, what good is it for one of you to say that you have faith if your actions do not prove it? Can that faith save you?
Suppose there are brothers or sisters who need clothes and don't have enough to eat.
What good is there in your saying to them, "God bless you! Keep warm and eat well!" - if you don't give them the necessities of life?