New International Version
Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom,
King James Bible
So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall 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;
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So speak ye, and so do - Have respect to every commandment of God, for this the law of liberty - the Gospel of Jesus Christ, particularly requires; and this is the law by which all mankind, who have had the opportunity of knowing it, shall be judged. But all along St. James particularly refers to the precept, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
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"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."--James 2:17. WHATEVER the statement of James may be, it could never have been his intention to contradict the gospel. It could never be possible that the Holy Spirit would say one thing in one place, and another in another. Statements of Paul and of James must be reconciled, and if they were not, I would be prepared sooner to throw overboard the statement of James than that of Paul. Luther did so, I think, most unjustifiably. If you ask …
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Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it--not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it--they will be blessed in what they do.
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