James 2:10

“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For whosoeuer shall keepe the whole Law, & yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one {point,} he has become guilty of all.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one `point', he is become guilty of all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For anyone who keeps all the law, but makes a slip in one point, is judged to have gone against it all.
- Basic English Bible

For whoever shall keep the whole law and shall offend in one [point], he has come under the guilt of [breaking] all.
- Darby Bible

For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
- Webster's Bible

A man who has kept the Law as a whole, but has failed to keep some one command, has become guilty of violating all.
- Weymouth Bible

For whoever keeps the whole law, and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.
- World English Bible

And who euere kepith al the lawe, but offendith in oon, he is maad gilti of alle.
- Wycliffe Bible

for whoever the whole law shall keep, and shall stumble in one [point], he hath become guilty of all;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 2:10


2:10 Whosoever keepeth the whole law, except in one point, he is guilty of all - Is as liable to condemnation as if he had offended in every point.


People's Bible Notes for James 2:10


Jas 2:10 Whoever shall keep the whole law. If the law is broken by "respect of persons", the whole law is broken. Yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all. He who willfully breaks one command is a law breaker and is guilty before the law.

Discussion for James 2

  • Bruce
    God wrote in His Word, "Faith without works is dead".
  • Don H
    In my 2017 New Year group email I wrote," Faith Without Works Adds No Value ". Many say I'm praying for you when they have the means to help you. The believer of low esteem ( in need) should rejoice in that his outreach should be met by the brother who has. Both have faith and both have works.
  • Bruce
    Many will say to me in that day,Lord ,Lord, have we not------in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them,I never knew you: depart from me,you workers of iniquity. Matthew 7:22-23. Many churches and others, are feeding the hungry,helping with bills, clothing,housing--- and will hear depart for me you workers of iniquity. Doing? What the word says! Revelations 20:15
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise Jesus one thing we know if Jesus Spirit is not in us we cannot do the things the word tells us because if we do not have Jesus spirit we are not his we are sinner so be very sure u have the Holy Ghost living I side of U he make everthing. Easier if we do not have the Holy Ghost we Will live in Hell for ever. Check your self amen
  • Owani moses
    In verse 26 'faith' and 'work' are complementary its like vichle and petrol in which if one of them is missing then the other like vichle is useless so its like faith and work are complementary
  • Bruce
    G-W: Helping others in need is a good thing,but stealing from God is not! Malachi 3:8-11. Helping others usually gives a warm fuzzy feeling,are we again taken something that's not ours? A tithe,the glory,a lie:using money or things that belong to someone else is not us helping the needy.
    Sin upon sin will it ever end?Thanks be to God. 1 John1:6-9,2:1. (All of 1 John) the best help "salvation"

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