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10 For the one who obeys the whole law but fails[a] in one point has become guilty of all of it.[b] 11 For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,”[c] also said, “Do not murder.”[d] Now if you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a violator of the law. 12 Speak and act as those who will be judged by a law that gives freedom.[e]

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Footnotes

  1. James 2:10 tn Or “stumbles.”
  2. James 2:10 tn Grk “guilty of all.”
  3. James 2:11 sn A quotation from Exod 20:14 and Deut 5:18.
  4. James 2:11 sn A quotation from Exod 20:13 and Deut 5:17.
  5. James 2:12 tn Grk “a law of freedom.”

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