James 2:8
Strong's Lexicon
If
Εἰ (Ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

you really keep
τελεῖτε (teleite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5055: (a) I end, finish, (b) I fulfill, accomplish, (c) I pay. From telos; to end, i.e. Complete, execute, conclude, discharge.

[the] royal
βασιλικὸν (basilikon)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 937: From basileus; regal, i.e. belonging to the sovereign, or preeminent.

law
νόμον (nomon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

stated in
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

Scripture,
γραφήν (graphēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1124: (a) a writing, (b) a passage of scripture; plur: the scriptures. A document, i.e. Holy Writ.

“Love
Ἀγαπήσεις (Agapēseis)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

neighbor
πλησίον (plēsion)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4139: Near, nearby, a neighbor. Neuter of a derivative of pelas; close by; as noun, a neighbor, i.e. Fellow.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

yourself,”
σεαυτόν (seauton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4572: Of yourself.

you are doing
ποιεῖτε (poieite)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

well.
καλῶς (kalōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2573: Well, nobly, honorably, rightly. Adverb from kalos; well.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, if you keep the royal law prescribed in the Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well.

New American Standard Bible
If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF," you are doing well.

King James Bible
If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
Parallel Verses
New International Version
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right.

New Living Translation
Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

English Standard Version
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.

New American Standard Bible
If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF," you are doing well.

King James Bible
If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, if you keep the royal law prescribed in the Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well.

International Standard Version
Nevertheless, you are doing the right thing if you obey the royal Law in keeping with the Scripture, "You must love your neighbor as yourself."

NET Bible
But if you fulfill the royal law as expressed in this scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing 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:

English Revised Version
Howbeit if ye fulfill the royal law, according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour 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;






Cross References
Leviticus 19:18
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.

Matthew 7:12
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Romans 13:8
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Romans 13:10
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

James 2:19
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

James 4:11
Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

James 1:1
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

James 2:7
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

James 2:6
But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

James 2:5
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

James 2:9
But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
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