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JAMES 2:11

Victor M. Eskew


For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill.  Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.


1.    Commit adultery

A.   Strong (3431):  to commit adultery

B.    Thayer:  to commit adultery…to commit adultery with, have unlawful intercourse with another’s wife

C.   Vine:  denotes one who has unlawful intercourse with the spouse of another


2.    Kill

A.   Strong (5407):  to be a murderer

B.    Thayer:  to kill, slay, murder, to commit murder

C.   Vine:  to murder, is always rendered by the verb to kill (except in Matt. 19:18, A.V., “do…murder,” and in Matt. 23:35, A.V. and R.V., “ye slew”)


3.    Transgressor

A.   Strong (3848):  a violator

B.    Thayer:  a transgressor, a lawbreaker

C.   Vine:  lit. and primarily, one who stand beside, then, one who oversteps the prescribed limit, a transgressor


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