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JAMES 2:12

Victor M. Eskew


So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.


1.    Speak

A.   Strong (2980):  to talk, that is, to utter words

B.    Thayer:  to utter a voice, to speak…to use words in order to declare one’s mind and disclose one’s thoughts

C.   Vine:  to say, to speak


2.    Do

A.   Strong (4160):  to do

B.    Thayer:  to do…to carry out, execute

C.   Vine:  to do


3.    Judged

A.   Strong (2919):  to distinguish between, that is, decide (mentally or judicially); by implication to try, condemn, punish

B.    Thayer:  to judge, to pronounce an opinion concerning right or wrong, to be judged

C.   Vine:  primarily denotes to separate, select, choose; hence, to determine, and so to judge, pronounce judgment…to undergo process of trial


4.    Law

A.   Strong (3551):  law…regulation…principle

B.    Thayer:  anything established…a law, command…a law producing a state approved of God…the Christian religion:  the law demanding faith, the moral instruction given by Christ

C.   Vine:  law…law as decreed by a state and set up as the standard of administrative justice


5.    Liberty

A.   Strong (1657):  freedom

B.    Thayer:  true liberty is living as we should not as we please

C.   Vine:  liberty, freedom…a manumission from slavery