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

  • 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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