18 (A)But someone [a]may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your (B)faith without the works, and I will (C)show you my faith (D)by my works.” 19 You believe that [b](E)God is one. (F)You do well; (G)the demons also believe, and shudder. 20 But are you willing to acknowledge, (H)you foolish person, that (I)faith without works is useless? 21 (J)Was our father Abraham not justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that (K)faith was working with his works, and [c]as a result of the (L)works, faith was [d]perfected;

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Footnotes

  1. James 2:18 Lit will
  2. James 2:19 One early ms there is one God
  3. James 2:22 Or by the deeds
  4. James 2:22 Or completed