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If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right.
King James Bible
If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye 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:
Young's Literal Translation
If, indeed, royal law ye complete, according to the Writing, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,' -- ye do well;
James 2:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The royal law - Νομον βασιλικον. This epithet, of all the New Testament writers, is peculiar to James; but it is frequent among the Greek writers in the sense in which it appears St. James uses it. Βασιλικος, royal, is used to signify any thing that is of general concern, is suitable to all, and necessary for all, as brotherly love is. This commandment; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, is a royal law, not only because it is ordained of God, and proceeds from his kingly authority over men, but because it is so useful, suitable, and necessary to the present state of man; and as it was given us particularly by Christ himself, John 13:34; John 15:12, who is our King, as well as Prophet and Priest, it should ever put us in mind of his authority over us, and our subjection to him. As the regal state is the most excellent for secular dignity and civil utility that exists among men, hence we give the epithet royal to whatever is excellent, noble, grand, or useful.
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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 therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work...
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...
Leviticus 19:18,34 You shall not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself...
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 as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these...
Luke 10:27-37 And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength...
Romans 13:8,9 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law...
Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
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: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
James 2:19 You believe that there is one God; you do well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
1 Kings 8:18 And the LORD said to David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build an house to my name...
2 Kings 7:9 Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace...
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 have been faithful over a few things...
Philippians 4:14 Notwithstanding you have well done, that you did communicate with my affliction.
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Leviticus 19:18 "'Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
Matthew 7:12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Romans 13:8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
Romans 13:10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that--and shudder.
James 4:11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.