James 2:8
Parallel Verses
New International Version
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right.

New Living Translation
Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

English Standard Version
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

Berean Study Bible
If you really keep the royal law stated in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing well.

Berean Literal Bible
If indeed you keep the royal law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing well.

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, if you keep the royal law prescribed in the Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well.

International Standard Version
Nevertheless, you are doing the right thing if you obey the royal Law in keeping with the Scripture, "You must love your neighbor as yourself."

NET Bible
But if you fulfill the royal law as expressed in this scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing well.

New Heart English Bible
However, if you fulfill the royal law, according to the Scripture, "You are to love your neighbor as yourself," you do well.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you fulfill The Written Law of God in this, as it is written: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”, you are doing well.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are doing right if you obey this law from the highest authority: "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."

New American Standard 1977
If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law, according to the Scripture, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” you are doing well.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If ye truly fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well;

King James 2000 Bible
If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well:

American King James Version
If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well:

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
If then you fulfil the royal law, according to the scriptures, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; you do well.

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

English Revised Version
Howbeit if ye fulfill the royal law, according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

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

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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

Young's Literal Translation
If, indeed, royal law ye complete, according to the Writing, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,' -- ye do well;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-13 Those who profess faith in Christ as the Lord of glory, must not respect persons on account of mere outward circumstances and appearances, in a manner not agreeing with their profession of being disciples of the lowly Jesus. St. James does not here encourage rudeness or disorder: civil respect must be paid; but never such as to influence the proceedings of Christians in disposing of the offices of the church of Christ, or in passing the censures of the church, or in any matter of religion. Questioning ourselves is of great use in every part of the holy life. Let us be more frequent in this, and in every thing take occasion to discourse with our souls. As places of worship cannot be built or maintained without expense, it may be proper that those who contribute thereto should be accommodated accordingly; but were all persons more spiritually-minded, the poor would be treated with more attention that usually is the case in worshipping congregations. A lowly state is most favourable for inward peace and for growth in holiness. God would give to all believers riches and honours of this world, if these would do them good, seeing that he has chosen them to be rich in faith, and made them heirs of his kingdom, which he promised to bestow on all who love him. Consider how often riches lead to vice and mischief, and what great reproaches are thrown upon God and religion, by men of wealth, power, and worldly greatness; and it will make this sin appear very sinful and foolish. The Scripture gives as a law, to love our neighbour as ourselves. This law is a royal law, it comes from the King of kings; and if Christians act unjustly, they are convicted by the law as transgressors. To think that our good deeds will atone for our bad deeds, plainly puts us upon looking for another atonement. According to the covenant of works, one breach of any one command brings a man under condemnation, from which no obedience, past, present, or future, can deliver him. This shows us the happiness of those that are in Christ. We may serve him without slavish fear. God's restraints are not a bondage, but our own corruptions are so. The doom passed upon impenitent sinners at last, will be judgment without mercy. But God deems it his glory and joy, to pardon and bless those who might justly be condemned at his tribunal; and his grace teaches those who partake of his mercy, to copy it in their conduct.
Study Bible
A Warning against Favoritism
7Are they not the ones who blaspheme the noble Name by which you have been called? 8If you really keep the royal law stated in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:18
'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD.

Matthew 7:12
In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the essence of the Law and the prophets.

Romans 13:8
Be indebted to no one, except to one another in love, for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the Law.

Romans 13:10
Love does no wrong to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the Law.

James 2:19
You believe that God is one. Good for you! Even the demons believe that, and shudder!

James 4:11
Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the Law and judges it. And if you judge the Law, you are not a practitioner of the Law, but a judge of it.
Treasury of Scripture

If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well:

the royal.

James 2:12 So speak you, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

James 1:25 But whoever looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues …

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

Thou.

Leviticus 19:18,34 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of …

Matthew 22:39 And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Mark 12:31-33 And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor …

Luke 10:27-37 And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all …

Romans 13:8,9 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves …

Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shall …

Galatians 6:2 Bear you one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: …

ye do.

James 2:19 You believe that there is one God; you do well: the devils also believe, …

1 Kings 8:18 And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart …

2 Kings 7:9 Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day …

Jonah 4:4,9 Then said the LORD, Do you well to be angry…

Matthew 25:21,23 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you …

Philippians 4:14 Notwithstanding you have well done, that you did communicate with my affliction.

Jump to Previous
Acting Commandment Complete Fellow Found Fulfil Fulfill Greatest Holy Howbeit However Keeping Law Neighbor Neighbour Obedience Really Right Rightly Royal Scripture Supreme Thyself Writing
Jump to Next
Acting Commandment Complete Fellow Found Fulfil Fulfill Greatest Holy Howbeit However Keeping Law Neighbor Neighbour Obedience Really Right Rightly Royal Scripture Supreme Thyself Writing
Links
James 2:8 NIV
James 2:8 NLT
James 2:8 ESV
James 2:8 NASB
James 2:8 KJV

James 2:8 Biblia Paralela
James 2:8 Chinese Bible
James 2:8 French Bible
James 2:8 German Bible

Alphabetical: according are as doing found fulfilling however If in keep law Love neighbor really right royal Scripture shall the to well you your yourself

NT Letters: James 2:8 However if you fulfill the royal law (Ja Jas. Jam) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
James 2:7
Top of Page
Top of Page