New American Standard Bible
But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin - You transgress the plain law of God, and do wrong. See the references on James 2:1.
And are convinced of the law as transgressors - Greek "By the law." The word convinced is now used in a somewhat different sense from what it was formerly. It now commonly refers to the impression made on a man's mind by showing him the truth of a thing which before was doubted, or in respect to which the evidence was not clear. A man who doubted the truth of a report or a proposition may be convinced or satisfied of its truth; a man who has done wrong, though he supposed he was doing what was proper, may be convinced of his error. So a man may be convinced that he is a sinner, though before he had no belief of it, and no concern about it; and this may produce in his mind the feeling which is technically known as conviction, producing deep distress and anguish. See the notes at John 16:8. Here, however, the word does not refer so much to the effect produced on the mind itself, as to the fact that the law would hold such an one to be guilty; that is, the law pronounces what is done to be wrong. Whether they would be personally convinced of it, and troubled about it as convicted sinners, would be a different question, and one to which the apostle does not refer; for his object is not to show that they would be troubled about it, but to show that the law of God condemned this course, and would hold them to be guilty. The argument here is not from the personal distress which this course would produce in their own minds, but from the fact that the law of God condemned it.
1. Is Jesus Christ altogether lovely? Then I beseech you set your souls upon this lovely Jesus. I am sure such an object as has been here represented, would compel love from the coldest breast and hardest heart. Away with those empty nothings, away with this vain deceitful world, which deserves not the thousandth part of the love you give it. Let all stand aside and give way to Christ. O if only you knew his worth and excellency, what he is in himself, what he has done for you, and deserved from …
John Flavel—Christ Altogether Lovely
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The King James Version --Its Influence on English and American History
Whether all Sins are Connected with one Another?
'You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God's. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'
Opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,
My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism.
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