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James 2 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:1 - My brothers, don't hold the faith of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah of glory with partiality.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:2 - For if a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, comes into your assembly, and a poor man in filthy clothing also comes in;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:3 - and you pay special attention to him who wears the fine clothing, and say, "Sit here in a good place;" and you tell the poor man, "Stand there," or "Sit by my footstool;"
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:4 - haven't you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:5 - Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn't God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to those who love him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:6 - But you have dishonored the poor man. Don't the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:7 - Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:8 - However, if you fulfill the royal law, according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:9 - But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:10 - For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he has become guilty of all.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:11 - For he who said, "Do not commit adultery," said also, "Do not commit murder." Now if you do not commit adultery, but murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:12 - So speak, and so do, as men who are to be judged by a law of freedom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:13 - For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Faith and Works

(cf. Gen 22; Jos 2 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:14 - What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can that faith save him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:15 - And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:16 - and one of you tells them, "Go in shalom, be warmed and filled;" and yet you didn't give them the things the body needs, what good is it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:17 - Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:18 - Yes, a man will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:19 - You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:20 - But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:21 - Wasn't Avraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Yitzchak his son on the altar?
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:22 - You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:23 - and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Avraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness;" and he was called the friend of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:24 - You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:25 - In like manner wasn't Rachav the prostitute also 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.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version 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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