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James 2 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:1 - My brethren, hold not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:2 - For if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, and there come in also a poor man in vile clothing;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:3 - and ye have regard to him that weareth the fine clothing, and say, Sit thou here in a good place; and ye say to the poor man, Stand thou there, or sit under my footstool;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:4 - do ye not make distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:5 - Hearken, my beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:6 - But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and themselves drag you before the judgment-seats?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:7 - Do not they blaspheme the honorable name by which ye are called?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:8 - Howbeit if ye fulfil the royal law, according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well:
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:9 - but if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:10 - For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is become guilty of all.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:11 - For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou dost not commit adultery, but killest, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:12 - So speak ye, and so do, as men that are to be judged by a law of liberty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:13 - For judgment is without mercy to him that hath showed no mercy: mercy glorieth against judgment.

Faith and Works

(cf. Gen 22; Jos 2 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:14 - What doth it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but have not works? can that faith save him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:15 - If a brother or sister be naked and in lack of daily food,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:16 - and one of you say unto them, Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; and yet ye give them not the things needful to the body; what doth it profit?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:17 - Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:18 - Yea, a man will say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith apart from thy works, and I by my works will show thee my faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:19 - Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and shudder.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:20 - But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:21 - Was not Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:22 - Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:23 - and the scripture was fulfilled which saith, And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned unto him for righteousness; and he was called the friend of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:24 - Ye see that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:25 - And in like manner was not also Rahab the harlot justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:26 - For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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