James 2:12
New International Version
Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom,

New Living Translation
So whatever you say or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law that sets you free.

English Standard Version
So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty.

Berean Study Bible
Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom.

Berean Literal Bible
So speak and so act as being about to be judged by the Law of freedom.

New American Standard Bible
So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty.

New King James Version
So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty.

King James Bible
So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

Christian Standard Bible
Speak and act as those who are to be judged by the law of freedom.

Contemporary English Version
Speak and act like people who will be judged by the law that sets us free.

Good News Translation
Speak and act as people who will be judged by the law that sets us free.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Speak and act as those who will be judged by the law of freedom.

International Standard Version
You must make it your habit to speak and act like people who are going to be judged by the law of liberty.

NET Bible
Speak and act as those who will be judged by a law that gives freedom.

New Heart English Bible
So speak, and so do, as those who are to be judged by a law of freedom.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
So be speaking and acting as a person who is going to be judged by The Law of Liberty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Talk and act as people who are going to be judged by laws that bring freedom.

New American Standard 1977
So speak and so act, as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So speak ye and so do as those that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

King James 2000 Bible
So speak, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

American King James Version
So speak you, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

American Standard Version
So speak ye, and so do, as men that are to be judged by a law of liberty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So speak ye, and so do, as being to be judged by the law of liberty.

Darby Bible Translation
So speak ye, and so act, as those that are to be judged by [the] law of liberty;

English Revised Version
So speak ye, and so do, as men that are to be judged by a law of liberty.

Webster's Bible Translation
So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

Weymouth New Testament
Speak and act as those should who are expecting to be judged by the Law of freedom.

World English Bible
So speak, and so do, as men who are to be judged by a law of freedom.

Young's Literal Translation
so speak ye and so do, as about by a law of liberty to be judged,
Study Bible
A Warning against Favoritism
11For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery, but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker. 12Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the Law that gives freedom. 13For judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.…
Cross References
Luke 4:18
"The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed,

John 8:32
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Galatians 6:2
Carry one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the Law of Christ.

James 1:25
But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom, and continues to do so--not being a forgetful hearer, but an effective doer--he will be blessed in what he does.

Treasury of Scripture

So speak you, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.

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Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Colossians 3:17
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

2 Peter 1:4-8
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust…

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James 2:8
If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

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James 1:25
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.







Lexicon
Speak
λαλεῖτε (laleite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

act
ποιεῖτε (poieite)
Verb - Present Imperative 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.

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

those who are going
μέλλοντες (mellontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

to be judged
κρίνεσθαι (krinesthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's Greek 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

by
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[the] Law
νόμου (nomou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

that gives freedom.
ἐλευθερίας (eleutherias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1657: Freedom, liberty, especially: a state of freedom from slavery. From eleutheros; freedom.
(12) So speak ye, and so do.--The writer has shown how unsuspected sins lead quickly to a violation of the Law, and in concluding this part of his Epistle he returns to the warning against an unguarded tongue, with which he commenced in chap 1:26.

The law of liberty.--The term is only found here and in James 1:25, and seems one of which James the Wise was peculiarly fond. What, however, did he precisely mean? Neither the ceremonial, nor the moral, most certainly; but the spiritual law of One greater than Moses. The idea, however, is in most of the New Testament writings, and particularly St. Paul's. (Comp. John 8:32; Romans 8:21; 1Corinthians 10:29; 2Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 2:4; Galatians 5:1; Galatians 5:13; and 1Peter 2:16.)

Verses 12, 13. - Conclusion of the subject: νόμος ἐλευθερίας (cf. James 1:25). 2:1-13 Those who profess faith in Christ as the Lord of glory, must not respect persons on account of mere outward circumstances and appearances, in a manner not agreeing with their profession of being disciples of the lowly Jesus. St. James does not here encourage rudeness or disorder: civil respect must be paid; but never such as to influence the proceedings of Christians in disposing of the offices of the church of Christ, or in passing the censures of the church, or in any matter of religion. Questioning ourselves is of great use in every part of the holy life. Let us be more frequent in this, and in every thing take occasion to discourse with our souls. As places of worship cannot be built or maintained without expense, it may be proper that those who contribute thereto should be accommodated accordingly; but were all persons more spiritually-minded, the poor would be treated with more attention that usually is the case in worshipping congregations. A lowly state is most favourable for inward peace and for growth in holiness. God would give to all believers riches and honours of this world, if these would do them good, seeing that he has chosen them to be rich in faith, and made them heirs of his kingdom, which he promised to bestow on all who love him. Consider how often riches lead to vice and mischief, and what great reproaches are thrown upon God and religion, by men of wealth, power, and worldly greatness; and it will make this sin appear very sinful and foolish. The Scripture gives as a law, to love our neighbour as ourselves. This law is a royal law, it comes from the King of kings; and if Christians act unjustly, they are convicted by the law as transgressors. To think that our good deeds will atone for our bad deeds, plainly puts us upon looking for another atonement. According to the covenant of works, one breach of any one command brings a man under condemnation, from which no obedience, past, present, or future, can deliver him. This shows us the happiness of those that are in Christ. We may serve him without slavish fear. God's restraints are not a bondage, but our own corruptions are so. The doom passed upon impenitent sinners at last, will be judgment without mercy. But God deems it his glory and joy, to pardon and bless those who might justly be condemned at his tribunal; and his grace teaches those who partake of his mercy, to copy it in their conduct.
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