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James 2

James 2:8 KJV (With Strong’s)

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ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
If
ei (Greek #1487)
if, whether, that, etc.
KJV usage: forasmuch as, if, that, (al-)though, whether. Often used in connection or composition with other particles, especially as in 1489, 1490, 1499, 1508, 1509, 1512, 1513, 1536, 1537. See also 1437.
Pronounce: i
Origin: a primary particle of conditionality
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mentoi (Greek #3305)
indeed though, i.e. however
KJV usage: also, but, howbeit, nevertheless, yet.
Pronounce: men'-toy
Origin: from 3203 and 5104
ye fulfil
teleo (Greek #5055)
to end, i.e. complete, execute, conclude, discharge (a debt)
KJV usage: accomplish, make an end, expire, fill up, finish, go over, pay, perform.
Pronounce: tel-eh'-o
Origin: from 5056
the royal
basilikos (Greek #937)
regal (in relation), i.e. (literally) belonging to (or befitting) the sovereign (as land, dress, or a courtier), or (figuratively) preeminent
KJV usage: king's, nobleman, royal.
Pronounce: bas-il-ee-kos'
Origin: from 935
law
nomos (Greek #3551)
law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle)
KJV usage: law.
Pronounce: nom'-os
Origin: from a primary νέμω (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals)
according to
kata (Greek #2596)
(prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined)
KJV usage: about, according as (to), after, against, (when they were) X alone, among, and, X apart, (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to touching), X aside, at, before, beyond, by, to the charge of, (charita-)bly, concerning, + covered, (dai-)ly, down, every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from ... to, godly, in(-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of), ... by, after the manner of, + by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural, of (up-)on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, + particularly, so, through(-oughout, -oughout every), thus, (un-)to(-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where(-by), with. In composition it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution, or intensity.
Pronounce: kat-ah'
Origin: a primary particle
the scripture
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
graphe (Greek #1124)
a document, i.e. holy Writ (or its contents or a statement in it)
KJV usage: scripture.
Pronounce: graf-ay'
c, Thou shalt love
agapao (Greek #25)
to love (in a social or moral sense)
KJV usage: (be-)love(-ed). Compare 5368.
Pronounce: ag-ap-ah'-o
Origin: perhaps from ἄγαν (much) (or compare 5689)
thy
sou (Greek #4675)
of thee, thy
KJV usage: X home, thee, thine (own), thou, thy.
Pronounce: soo
Origin: genitive case of 4771
neighbor
plesion (Greek #4139)
(adverbially) close by; as noun, a neighbor, i.e. fellow (as man, countryman, Christian or friend)
KJV usage: near, neighbour.
Pronounce: play-see'-on
Origin: neuter of a derivative of πέλας (near)
as
hos (Greek #5613)
which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
KJV usage: about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.
Pronounce: hoce
Origin: probably adverb of comparative from 3739
thyself
seautou (Greek #4572)
also dative case of the same, σεαυτῷ (seh-ow-to'), and accusative case σεαυτόν (seh-ow-ton'), likewise contracted σαυτοῦ (sow-too'), σαυτῷ (sow-to'), and σαυτόν (sow-ton'), respectively of (with, to) thyself
KJV usage: thee, thine own self, (thou) thy(-self).
Pronounce: seh-ow-too'
, ye do
poieo (Greek #4160)
to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct)
KJV usage: abide, + agree, appoint, X avenge, + band together, be, bear, + bewray, bring (forth), cast out, cause, commit, + content, continue, deal, + without any delay, (would) do(-ing), execute, exercise, fulfil, gain, give, have, hold, X journeying, keep, + lay wait, + lighten the ship, make, X mean, + none of these things move me, observe, ordain, perform, provide, + have purged, purpose, put, + raising up, X secure, shew, X shoot out, spend, take, tarry, + transgress the law, work, yield. Compare 4238.
Pronounce: poy-eh'-o
Origin: apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary
well
kalos (Greek #2573)
well (usually morally)
KJV usage: (in a) good (place), honestly, + recover, (full) well.
Pronounce: kal-oce'
Origin: adverb from 2570
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the royal.
Thou.
Lev. 19:18,34• 18Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the Lord.
34But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
(Lev. 19:18,34)
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Matt. 22:39• 39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. (Matt. 22:39)
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Mark 12:31‑33• 31And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
32And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
33And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
(Mark 12:31‑33)
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Luke 10:27‑37• 27And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.
28And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
29But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
30And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?
37And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
(Luke 10:27‑37)
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Rom. 13:8‑9• 8Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
(Rom. 13:8‑9)
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Gal. 5:14• 14For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. (Gal. 5:14)
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Gal. 6:2• 2Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. (Gal. 6:2)
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1 Thess. 4:9• 9But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. (1 Thess. 4:9)
ye do.
 He appeals to the practical summary of the law {Lev. 19:18,34}, of which Jesus had spoken {Matt. 22:39}-the royal law. (James 2 by J.N. Darby)
 To love God and to love one's neighbor is to fulfill the whole law. It would be impossible to break any other laws if these two laws were kept. The law of love is the royal law that governs every other law. To fulfill this law is to do well. (The Proof of Faith: James 2 by H. Smith)
 “Royal” or “kingly” law. It sums up in one word that which must be observed by every king who would reign righteously and govern according to God. To have respect of persons is to break that law. (James 2 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

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If indeed ye keep the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyselfb, ye do well.

JND Translation Notes

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See Lev. 19.18.

W. Kelly Translation

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If however ye fulfil law royal according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well;