James 2:12

“So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So speake ye, and so doe, as they that shall bee iudged by the Law of libertie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by {the} law of liberty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So speak ye, and so do, as men that are to be judged by a law of liberty.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your words and your acts be those of men who are to be judged by the law which makes free.
- Basic English Bible

So speak ye, and so act, as those that are to be judged by [the] law of liberty;
- Darby Bible

So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
- Webster's Bible

Speak and act as those should who are expecting to be judged by the Law of freedom.
- Weymouth Bible

So speak, and so do, as men who are to be judged by a law of freedom.
- World English Bible

Thus speke ye, and thus do ye, as bigynnynge to be demyd bi the lawe of fredom.
- Wycliffe Bible

so speak ye and so do, as about by a law of liberty to be judged,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 2:12


2:12 So speak and act - In all things. As they that shall be judged - Without respect of persons. By the law of liberty - The gospel; the law of universal love, which alone is perfect freedom. For their transgressions of this, both in word and deed, the wicked shall be condemned; and according to their works, done in obedience to this, the righteous will be rewarded.


People's Bible Notes for James 2:12


Jas 2:12 So speak ye, and so do. So act as one judged by the law of liberty. The Gospel, which is not a law of outward compulsion, but of a new and willing spirit. See Ro 8:2,15.

Discussion for James 2

  • A disciple
    "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble." "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:" If anyone thinks that by only "believing" and "parroting" some verses, that God is going to overlook his unholy life and hypocrisy, he's in for a terrible awakening!
  • Steve
    Faith without works is dead. Up to six months ago I lived a life of hypocritical Faith . After a serious accident, The Holy Spirit has dealt severely with me. As a teacher and minister the works I did were counted as dirty rags, because of hypocritical Faith. Always thank God for His chastisment....it means He loves you.Thank the merciful God of second chances. Allow Him to open your eyes now.
  • BSP
    Verse 9: This verse is showing that if one is showing favoritism this is considered a sin to God.
  • 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.

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