James 2:8

“If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If ye fulfil the royall Law, according to the Scripture, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe, ye doe well.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF, you are doing well."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Howbeit if ye fulfil the royal law, according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if you keep the greatest law of all, as it is given in the holy Writings, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself, you do well:
- Basic English Bible

If indeed ye keep [the] royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.
- Darby Bible

If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well:
- Webster's Bible

If, however, you are keeping the Law as supreme, in obedience to the Commandment which says "You are to love your fellow man just as you love yourself," you are acting rightly.
- Weymouth Bible

However, if you fulfill the royal law, according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well.
- World English Bible

Netheles if ye performen the kingis lawe, bi scripturis, Thou schalt loue thi neiybour as thi silf, ye don wel.
- Wycliffe Bible

If, indeed, royal law ye complete, according to the Writing, `Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,' -- ye do well;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Wesley's Notes for James 2:8


2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law - The supreme law of the great King which is love; and that to every man, poor as well as rich, ye do well. #Lev 19:18|.


People's Bible Notes for James 2:8


Jas 2:8 The royal law according to the scripture. The law of love for one's neighbor (Le 19:8), which is the fulfillment of the law. See Ga 5:14.

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