For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.…
Suppose one of your neighbours to be punctual in obeying all the laws of the land with one exception, but to be obstinate in the transgression of that particular statute. He pays his taxes, in general, with honesty. But there is one particular tax which he cannot be persuaded to discharge. Suppose a soldier, regular in his general obedience to the orders of his superiors, to refuse to march upon a particular service to which he is appointed. W-ill you say that, because he has obeyed his officer in every other point, he is at liberty not to obey in this? Will you say that he does not deserve signal punishment?
(T. Gisborne, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
WEB: For whoever keeps the whole law, and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.