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10 For whoever keeps the whole law, but falls short in one particular, has become guilty in respect to all of it.(A) 11 For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not kill.”(B) Even if you do not commit adultery but kill, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 (C)So speak and so act as people who will be judged by the law of freedom.[a]

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  1. 2:12–13 The law upon which the last judgment will be based is the law of freedom. As Jesus taught, mercy (which participates in God’s own loving mercy) includes forgiveness of those who wrong us (see Mt 6:12, 14–15).

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