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2:1 My brothers, don`t hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, [the Lord] of glory, with respect of persons.
2:4 haven`t you shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?
2:7 Don`t they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
2:8 However, if you fulfill the royal law, according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well.
2:9 But if you show partiality, you commit sin, being convicted by the law as transgressors.
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.
2:13 For judgment is without mercy to him who has showed no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
2:14 What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can that faith save him?
2:16 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?
2:17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead in itself.
2:18 Yes, a man will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I by my works will show you my faith.
2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe, and shudder.
2:20 But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead?
2:21 Wasn`t Abraham, our father, justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar?
2:22 You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected;
2:24 You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith.
2:25 In like manner wasn`t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers, and sent them out another way?
2:26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead.