Main point summary
Those who show partiality violate the law of love, and are as transgressors of the law of sin and death. For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Therefore, speak and act as those who are being judged by the law of the kingdom of God, fulfilling its decrees by loving your neighbor.
Εἰ μέντοι νόμον τελεῖτε βασιλικὸν κατὰ τὴν γραφήν•
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture,
ἀγαπήσεις τὸν πλησίον σου ὡς σεαυτόν,
i “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,”
καλῶς ποιεῖτε •
you are doing well.
εἰ δὲ προσωπολημπτεῖτε ,
But if you j show partiality,
you are committing sin
ἐλεγχόμενοι ὑπὸ τοῦ νόμου ὡς παραβάται.
and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
ὅστις γὰρ ὅλον τὸν νόμον τηρήσῃ
For whoever keeps the whole law
πταίσῃ δὲ ἐν ἑνί,
but fails in one point
γέγονεν πάντων ἔνοχος.
k has become accountable for all of it.
ὁ γὰρ εἰπών •
For he who said,
μὴ μοιχεύσῃς ,
l “Do not commit adultery,”
μὴ φονεύσῃς •
l “Do not murder.”
εἰ δὲ οὐ μοιχεύεις
If you do not commit adultery
but do murder,
γέγονας παραβάτης νόμου.
you have become a transgressor of the law.
Οὕτως λαλεῖτε καὶ οὕτως ποιεῖτε
So speak and so act
ὡς διὰ νόμου ἐλευθερίας μέλλοντες κρίνεσθαι .
as those who are to be judged under m the law of liberty.
ἡ γὰρ κρίσις ἀνέλεος τῷ μὴ ποιήσαντι ἔλεος•
For n judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy.
κατακαυχᾶται ἔλεος κρίσεως.
Mercy triumphs over judgment.