James 2:9
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English Standard Version
But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

King James Bible
But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

American Standard Version
but if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, being reproved by the law as transgressors.

English Revised Version
but if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

Weymouth New Testament
But if you are making distinctions between one man and another, you are guilty of sin, and are convicted by the Law as offenders.

James 2:9 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye have respect to persons (προσωπολημπτεῖτε)

Only here in New Testament. See on James 2:1.

Ye commit sin (ἁμαρτίαν ἐργάζεσθε)

Lit., "work sin." Compare Matthew 7:23; Acts 10:35; Hebrews 11:33. The phrase is rather stronger than the more common ἁμαρτίαν ποιεῖν, to do sin, John 8:34; James 5:15; 1 Peter 2:22. The position of sin is emphatic: "it is sin that ye are working."

And are convinced (ἐλεγχόμενοι)

Rather, as Rev., convinced. The word, which is variously rendered in A. V. tell a fault, reprove, rebuke, convince, while it carries the idea of rebuke, implies also a rebuke which produces a conviction of the error or sin. See on John 8:46. Compare John 3:20; John 8:9; 1 Corinthians 14:24, 1 Corinthians 14:25.

James 2:9 Parallel Commentaries

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if. See on ver.

James 2:1-4 My brothers, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons...

Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty...

are.

John 8:9,46 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the oldest, even to the last...

John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

*marg:

1 Corinthians 14:24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

Jude 1:15 To execute judgment on all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed...

transgressors.

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 7:7-13 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. No, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust...

Galatians 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live to God.

1 John 3:4 Whoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:17
You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'

Acts 10:34
So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,

James 2:1
My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.

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