James 2:9

“But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if ye haue respect to persons, ye commit sinne, and are conuinced of the Law, as transgressours.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if you show partiality, you are committing sin {and} are convicted by the law as transgressors.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if you take a man's position into account, you do evil, and are judged as evil-doers by the law.
- Basic English Bible

But if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
- Darby Bible

But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
- Webster's Bible

But if you are making distinctions between one man and another, you are guilty of sin, and are convicted by the Law as offenders.
- Weymouth Bible

But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
- World English Bible

But if ye taken persones, ye worchen synne, and ben repreued of the lawe, as trespasseris.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if ye accept persons, sin ye do work, being convicted by the law as transgressors;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 2:9


2:9 Being convicted - By that very law. #Exod 23:3|.


People's Bible Notes for James 2:9


Jas 2:9 But if ye have respect to persons. Such partiality as that described in Jas 2:3. Ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. Would break this law, and hence would be a sin, and the sinner would be convicted as a transgressor.

Discussion for James 2

  • Sylvia
    This comment is for Theresa, if we break God's commandment he will forgive us only if we repent. God can read our hearts.

    The only sin God will not forgive is the rejection of his son Jesus Christ.
  • 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

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