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

  • 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
  • Our heart should always be in alignment with the word of God. Always check the motives of why you do what you do ..Guard your heart with all deligance ,for out of it is the issues of life. Remember how the Lord loved you without being partial, he loved us while we were yet sinners. I'm reminded to stay focused on Gods love,that's the only thing that never fails
  • Jacob
    Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Romans 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

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