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James 2:14

What

good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him?
James 2:14

Context

James 2 10.] For whoever keeps the whole law, and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,”[c] also said, “Do not commit murder.”[d] Now if you do not commit adultery, but murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak, and so do, as men who are to be judged by a law of freedom. For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

James 2 [14.] What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him? And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food, and one of you tells them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled”; and yet you didn’t give them the things the body needs, what good is it? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself. Yes, a man will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without works, and I by my works will show you my faith.

Footnotes:

c. James 2:11 Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18.
d. James 2:11 Exodus 10:13; Deuteronomy 5:17.

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