James 2:9

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

Read James 2:9 Using Other Translations

But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law.

What does James 2:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
James 2:9

But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin,
&c] This is not doing well, but is a transgression of the law, as every sin is; hence it follows,

and are convinced of the law as transgressors;
which carries on a formal process against such persons; it accuses them of sin, and charges them with it; it proves it upon them, and convicts them of it; it pronounces them guilty, and curses them for it; and passes the sentence of condemnation and death upon them; wherefore care should be taken not to commit this sin, and so fall under the convictions and reproofs of the law.

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