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James Chapter 2

James 2:1 My brothers, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with favoritism.

James 2:2 For if there come to your gathering a man with a gold ring, in fine apparel, and there come in also a poor man in dirty clothing;

James 2:3 then you have respect for him that wears the rich clothing, and say to him, sit here in a good place; but say to the poor, Stand you there, or sit here under my footstool:

James 2:4 are you not showing discrimination among yourselves, and have become judges with evil reasonings?

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He has promised to them that are loving Him?

James 2:6 But you have looked down on the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and drag you before the courts?

James 2:7 Do they not blaspheme that worthy name by which you are called?

James 2:8 If you fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, you will love your neighbor as yourself, you do well:

James 2:9 but if you show favoritism, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

James 2:10 For whoever will keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one thing, he is guilty of all.

James 2:11 For He that said, do not commit adultery, also said, do not murder. Now if you do not commit adultery, yet if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.

James 2:12 In this way be speaking, and be doing, as they that are about to be judged by the law of freedom.

James 2:13 For judgment is without mercy, to the one that has shown no mercy; and mercy boasts against judgment!

James 2:14 What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? Can such faith save him?

James 2:15 If a brother or sister is without clothing, and lacks daily food,

James 2:16 and one of you say to them, depart in peace, be warmed and filled; nonetheless you give them not those things which are necessary to the body; what does it profit?

James 2:17 Even so faith, if it has no works, it is dead, by itself.

James 2:18 Yes, someone may say, you have faith, and I have works: show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith out of the works.

James 2:19 You believe that there is one God; you do well: the demons also believe, and tremble!

James 2:20 But do you want to know, oh foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

James 2:22 See how faith worked with his works, and out of the works, faith was made complete?

James 2:23 So the Scripture was fulfilled which said, Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness: and he was called the friend of God.

James 2:24 You see then that out of the works a man is justified, and not out of faith only.

James 2:25 Likewise and was not Rahab the harlot justified out of the works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead.