James 2:10


“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of James 2:10

“For whosoeuer shall keepe the whole Law, & yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of James chapter 2

“For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one {point,} he has become guilty of all.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one `point', he is become guilty of all.”
American Standard Version (1901)

“For anyone who keeps all the law, but makes a slip in one point, is judged to have gone against it all.”
Basic English Bible

“For whoever shall keep the whole law and shall offend in one [point], he has come under the guilt of [breaking] all.”
Darby Bible

“And whosoever shall keep the whole law, but offend in one point, is become guilty of all. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. ”
Webster's Bible

“A man who has kept the Law as a whole, but has failed to keep some one command, has become guilty of violating all.”
Weymouth Bible

“For whoever keeps the whole law, and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.”
World English Bible

“And who euere kepith al the lawe, but offendith in oon, he is maad gilti of alle.”
Wycliffe Bible

“for whoever the whole law shall keep, and shall stumble in one [point], he hath become guilty of all;”
Youngs Literal Bible


Bis.Dr. Tony W. Leonarf's comment on 2015-09-13 07:39:34:

I must remain prayful


anita crisler's comment on 2015-07-06 16:11:47:

Love god W all heart, mind, soul Love thy neighbors


Nicholas's comment on 2014-08-27 08:25:06:

This scripture gives perspective to the subject of tithing and the new testament christian for me . Pastors lean heavily on tithing the tenth but forget if you 're incorporating this tithe then the others must be included or you have offended the entire law.


Fairy Gear's comment on 2014-05-28 16:58:26:

We can not keep the law and Jesus knew it. he gave us two important commandments. 1 . And thou shall love the lord thy God with all thy hear, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength this is the first. 2 love thy neighbor as thyself. there is none other commandment greater than these. mark 12 30 and 31.


Rev. Autrey's comment on 2013-08-15 05:06:49:

(Verse 10) "A person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as the person who has broken all of God's laws.") This is a parabolic statement. James is showing us how impossible it is for a sinful man to live up to God's perfect standards. Because even if you think you kept nine perfectly (which nobody has), you are still missing the mark because you missed out on one.

But the fact is, nobody has kept even one. Just thinking about breaking a law is the same as doing it. "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he." That's why Jesus said to the self righteous Jews, "None of you obey the law of Moses! In fact, you are trying to kill me."

Too, James is showing us that breaking any one law shows your intent to break all God's laws, and to over rule God in everything. "We will not have this man to rule over us." (Luke 19:14) This is what Adam intended when he broke God's very first command. In other words, inclusive in any one command is God's intent and purpose for all his commands.

This is why God saves us by faith. That is, if we depend on our ability to keep the law, no one will ever be saved.


Karanbir's comment on 2013-02-17 16:49:23:

I am not less of a sinner than anyone else, I am the biggest sinner that I know, and so is every sinner. We all need to accept Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and have faith in Jesus Christ alone (thereby forsaking all hopeless attempts at our own self-righteousness to gain entrance into Heaven). This verse goes well together with Romans 3:10 which reads "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:".


Robert's comment on 2013-02-03 20:18:18:

The only way to be perfect in keeping the whole law is in and through Christ. I am a lost and fallen man. No matter how perfect I may believe I am in keeping all the law, I will always fall short in some way, either through ignorance or willful disobedience. I would be wrong to judge my neighbor as being less worthy than myself, because I am in equal need of Christ's Atonement as any of the vilest sinners.


Shirley's comment on 2013-01-03 02:27:59:


Ralph De jesus's comment on 2010-01-05 11:57:46:

We must search the scriptures to learn of all commandments of God that was not nailed to the cross. ( of the father, the son and the holy ghost) so that we may obey them all because if we do not we will be under the law and condemned by it. To be under grace and have the law written in our hearts we must obey it all by repenting and confessing to Jesus when we fall short of keeping the whole law. If we want to save our soul in the end and be saved from sin and the world now; we must keep it all.


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