James 2:9
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New International Version
But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.

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

Darby Bible Translation
But if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.

World English Bible
But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.

Young's Literal Translation
and if ye accept persons, sin ye do work, being convicted by the law as transgressors;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But if ye have respect to persons - In judgment, or in any other way; ye commit sin against God, and against your brethren, and are convinced, ελεγχομενοι, and are convicted, by the law; by this royal law, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself; as transgressors, having shown this sinful acceptance of persons, which has led you to refuse justice to the poor man, and uphold the rich in his oppressive conduct.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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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:

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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.

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Fruitless Faith
"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."--James 2:17. WHATEVER the statement of James may be, it could never have been his intention to contradict the gospel. It could never be possible that the Holy Spirit would say one thing in one place, and another in another. Statements of Paul and of James must be reconciled, and if they were not, I would be prepared sooner to throw overboard the statement of James than that of Paul. Luther did so, I think, most unjustifiably. If you ask
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 60: 1914

The Middle Colonies: the Jerseys, Delaware, and Pennsylvania --The Quaker Colonization --Georgia.
THE bargainings and conveyancings, the confirmations and reclamations, the setting up and overturning, which, after the conquest of the New Netherlands, had the effect to detach the peninsula of New Jersey from the jurisdiction of New York, and to divide it for a time into two governments, belong to political history; but they had, of course, an important influence on the planting of the church in that territory. One result of them was a wide diversity of materials in the early growth of the church.
Leonard Woolsey Bacon—A History of American Christianity

Whether Justice and Mercy are Present in all God's Works
Whether Justice and Mercy are Present in all God's Works We proceed to the fourth article thus: 1. Justice and mercy do not appear to be present in every work of God. For some of God's works are attributed to his mercy, as for example the justification of the ungodly, while other works are attributed to his justice, as for example the condemnation of the ungodly. Thus it is said in James 2:13: "he shall have judgment without mercy that hath showed no mercy." Hence justice and mercy are not present
Aquinas—Nature and Grace

Whether Fear is an Effect of Faith
Whether Fear is an Effect of Faith We proceed to the first article thus: 1. It seems that fear is not an effect of faith. For an effect does not precede its cause. But fear precedes faith, since it is said in Ecclesiasticus 2:8: "Ye that fear God, believe in him." Hence fear is not an effect of faith. 2. Again, the same thing is not the cause of contrary effects. Now it was said in 12ae, Q. 23, Art. 2, that fear and hope are contraries, and the gloss on Matt. 1:2, "Abraham begat Isaac," says that
Aquinas—Nature and Grace

Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:17
Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it."

Acts 10:34
Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism

James 2:1
My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.

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