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

  • Jim
    Faith is action, not just talk but walk also, the Christian life is not fake or phony. a person can fool other people but you can not fool the All Mighty God.
  • A disciple
    Tamar; Faith without works, action, a conduct and course in life reflecting the word and grace put in the heart by God; faith without works is like a dead corpse. It is the spirit that animates the body with life; and so the body functions and continually works to maintain and support its life, but the spirit is the life. Thank you for your post! We are so blessed to have the Word of God!
  • Tamar
    I love the last verse faith without works is dead like a dead body when the spirit leaves it it's very important to have working faith in God amen.
  • A disciple
    Amen Sister; Its interesting too, that when we aren't in such a hurry to let everyone know everything we stand for as a Christian; that the Holy Spirit is well able to convict others by seeing our Christian conduct and character, without preaching! Then, when we do get a chance to speak with them, the Lord can freely speak through us because we have proven trustworthy in QUIETLY WALKING IN TRUTH.
  • Carolyn Rowe
    I have read this chapter before, but today, it has new meaning for me. I can see that I have been too judgmental in my thinking. If we profess faith, it should inspire love and a desire to do good to others. Our faith should be apparent in our walk even without an outward profession. faith and works together make a complete Christian.
  • Donna Cromb
    Verse 14: I had to think on faith without works and was led to the realization that he's talking about obedience! Saying I believe isn't enough, surrendering the will to God and obeying His will is true faith. For instance He said repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, yet some still think I few sprinkles as an infant will save them, or going to church Sunday and still sinning is ok.

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