New Living Translation
Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
King James Bible
If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye 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.
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law - The supreme law of the great King which is love; and that to every man, poor as well as rich, ye do well. Lev 19:18.
LibraryJames the Brother of the Lord.
He pistis choris ergon nekra estin.--James 2:26 Sources. I. Genuine sources: Acts 12:17; 15:13; 21:18; 1 Cor. 15:7; Gal. 1:19; 2:9, 12. Comp. James "the brother of the Lord," Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3; Gal. 1:19. The Epistle of James. II. Post-apostolic: Josephus: Ant. XX. 9, 1.--Hegesippus in Euseb. Hist. Ecc. II. ch. 23.--Jerome: Catal. vir. ill. c. 2, under "Jacobus." Epiphanius, Haer. XXIX. 4; XXX. 16; LXXVIII. 13 sq. III. Apocryphal: Protevangelium Jacobi, ed. in Greek by Tischendorf, in "Evangelia …
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I
The Jewish Christian Theology --I. James and the Gospel of Law.
Comenius and the Hidden Seed, 1627-1672.
"Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
"Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.
Owe nothing to anyone--except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God's law.
Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God's law.
You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.
Don't speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God's law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you.
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