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

  • A disciple
    GAR (cont.) That's just it, isn't it? "Let your light thus shine before men, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN." Why did Cain murder his brother? Because his own WORKS were evil, AND HIS BROTHER'S RIGHTEOUS. By what will the Spirit in us convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; if not by our love for Jesus SHOWN BY keeping His commandments?
  • A disciple
    GAR; What doth it profit? IS RIGHT!
  • GAR
    What doth it profit? What does your faith profit to the observer if he cannot see any works? Can faith, not being seen by works, bring the observer to a point where he will be saved? Can faith, that has works to show the faith, communicate to the observer truths which can save him? I want my faith to be seen by my works so that people, observers, can possibly come to the point of being saved.
  • Ray Jay
    All the good works you do and attempt to do are because of your faith.

    One thing to remember, when you do those good works 100% of glory should also go to God; which again, a work (testimony) you will do, because of your faith. Amazing!

    PS. I Need to be better at what I just preached above.

  • Ann Hering
    James is written to the twelve tribes which are scattered. James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. We are not under a works based salvation in the dispensation of the grace of God given to us by the Apostle Paul. Faith and works is only for Israel and will be what is required for salvation during the 7 year Tribulation period.
  • A disciple
    servant; I think what you're trying to say, Faith calls those things that be not, as though they are; and our manner of life, character and behavior, makes manifest what kind we are. Did I get that right? And yes, I agree, some things are known in part and manifest just now; but only when we are brought before God at the last day shall we know perfectly all things about ourselves and everyone.

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