Bible: James 2:2-12

2:2 For if someone 1  comes into your assembly 2  wearing a gold ring and fine clothing, and a poor person enters in filthy clothes, 2:3 do you pay attention to the one who is finely dressed and say, 3 You sit here in a good place,” 4  and to the poor person, “You stand over there,” or “Sit on the floor? 5  2:4 If so, have you not made distinctions 6  among yourselves and become judges with evil motives? 7  2:5 Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! 8  Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him? 2:6 But you have dishonored the poor! 9  Are not the rich oppressing you and dragging you into the courts? 2:7 Do they not blaspheme the good name of the one you belong to? 10  2:8 But if you fulfill the royal law as expressed in this scripture, 11 You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” 12  you are doing well. 2:9 But if you show prejudice, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as violators. 13  2:10 For the one who obeys the whole law but fails 14  in one point has become guilty of all of it. 15  2:11 For he who said, Do not commit adultery,” 16  also said, Do not murder.” 17  Now if you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a violator of the law. 2:12 Speak and act as those who will be judged by a law that gives freedom. 18 
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