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

  • Lyle Waller
    "As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated."
  • Philip Parks
    Re. v.2: Christians cannot mingle bias and prejudice with holy faith. GOD does not exercise prejudice nor bias (see Deu. 10:17-18; 2Chr. 19:7; Ac. 10:34; Rom. 2:11; Gal. 2:6; Eph. 6:9; 1Pet. 1:17). Therefore HE demands HIS people to refrain from doing so as well (see Lev. 19:15; Deu. 1:17; 16:19; 2Chr. 19:7; Pro. 24:23; 28:21; 1Tim. 5:21; Jude v.16). Prejudice and bias perverts GOD's Character.
  • Suzan
    To except everyone of who they are regardless to their race,wealth etc. .
  • Bis.Dr. Tony W. Leonarf for verse 10
    I must remain prayful
  • Theresa
    If you break a commandment, I believe God forgives if we are truly sorry in our hearts
  • God does not need our good works to be God but people do need our good works to show Christ to them. Salvation is of Christ crucified and ressurected as a substitute for us not of our works. Amen

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