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James 2 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Sin of Favoritism

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My brothers and sisters, do not show favoritism as you hold on to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.

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For if someone comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and a poor person dressed in filthy clothes also comes in,

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if you look with favor on the one wearing the fine clothes and say, “Sit here in a good place,” and yet you say to the poor person, “Stand over there,” or “Sit here on the floor by my footstool,”

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haven’t you made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

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Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Didn’t God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him?

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Yet you have dishonored the poor. Don’t the rich oppress you and drag you into court?

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Don’t they blaspheme the good name that was invoked over you?

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Indeed, if you fulfill the royal law prescribed in the Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing well.

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If, however, you show favoritism, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

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For whoever keeps the entire law, and yet stumbles at one point, is guilty of breaking it all.

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For he who said, Do not commit adultery, also said, Do not murder. So if you do not commit adultery, but you murder, you are a lawbreaker.

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For judgment is without mercy to the one who has not shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

  
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What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can such faith save him?

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If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food

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and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, stay warm, and be well fed,” but you don’t give them what the body needs, what good is it?

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In the same way faith, if it doesn’t have works, is dead by itself.

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But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without works, and I will show you faith by my works.

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You believe that God is one. Good! Even the demons believe ​— ​and they shudder.

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Senseless person! Are you willing to learn that faith without works is useless?

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Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works in offering Isaac his son on the altar?

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You see that faith was active together with his works, and by works, faith was made complete,

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and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness, and he was called God’s friend.

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You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

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In the same way, wasn’t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works in receiving the messengers and sending them out by a different route?

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For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

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