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James 2:1
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(a)My brethren, (b)do not hold your faith in our (c)glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of (d)personal favoritism.
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James 2:2
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For if a man comes into your [a]assembly with a gold ring and dressed in [b](e)fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in (f)dirty clothes,
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James 2:3
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and you [c]pay special attention to the one who is wearing the (g)fine clothes, and say, "You sit here in a good place," and you say to the poor man, "You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,"
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James 2:4
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have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges (h)with evil [d]motives?
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James 2:5
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Listen, (i)my beloved brethren: did not (j)God choose the poor [e]of this world to be (k)rich in faith and (l)heirs of the kingdom which He (m)promised to those who love Him?
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James 2:6
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But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and [f]personally (n)drag you into [g]court?
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James 2:7
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(o)Do they not blaspheme the fair name [h]by which you have been called?
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James 2:8
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If, however, you (p)are fulfilling the [i]royal law according to the Scripture, "(q) You shall love your neighbor as yourself ," you are doing well.
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