17 In the same way, (A)faith also, if it has no works, is [a]dead, being by itself.

18 (B)But someone [b]may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your (C)faith without the works, and I will (D)show you my faith (E)by my works.” 19 You believe that [c](F)God is one. (G)You do well; (H)the demons also believe, and shudder. 20 But are you willing to acknowledge, (I)you foolish person, that (J)faith without works is useless?

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Footnotes

  1. James 2:17 Or dead by its own standards
  2. James 2:18 Lit will
  3. James 2:19 One early ms there is one God