2:8 But if you fulfill the royal law as expressed in this scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.
2:9 But if you show prejudice, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as violators.
2:10 For the one who obeys the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it.
2:11 For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a violator of the law.
2:12 Speak and act as those who will be judged by a law that gives freedom.
2:13 For judgment is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But mercy triumphs over judgment.
Faith and Works Together
2:14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him?
2:15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacks daily food,
2:16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it?