James 2:10
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English Standard Version
For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it.

King James Bible
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

American Standard Version
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point , he is become guilty of all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whosoever shall keep the whole law, but offend in one point, is become guilty of all.

English Revised Version
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is become guilty of all.

Webster's Bible Translation
For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

Weymouth New Testament
A man who has kept the Law as a whole, but has failed to keep some one command, has become guilty of violating all.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Keep (τηρήσῃ)

See on James 2:8.

Offend (πταίσῃ)

Lit., as Rev., stumble.

He is guilty (γέγονεν ἔνοχος)

Lit., he is become guilty. Ἔνοχος, guilty, is, strictly, holden; within the condemning power of. Compare Matthew 26:66; Mark 3:29; 1 Corinthians 11:27. Huther cites a Talmudic parallel: "But if he perform all, but omit one, he is guilty of every single one."

James 2:10 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For. While the Jews taught that 'he who transgresses all the precepts of the law has broken the yoke, dissolved the covenant, and exposed the law to contempt; and so has he done who has only broken one precept;' they also taught, 'that he who observed any principal command was equal to him who kept the whole law,' and gave for an example the forsaking of idolatry. To correct this false doctrine was the object James had in view.

whosoever.

Deuteronomy 27:26 Cursed be he that confirms not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Matthew 5:18,19 For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one stroke or one pronunciation mark shall in no wise pass from the law...

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written...

Cross References
Matthew 5:19
Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Galatians 5:3
I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that he is obligated to keep the whole law.

James 3:2
For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

2 Peter 1:10
Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.

Jude 1:24
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,

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